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The Gauntlet Movie Review Summary

Actors: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince, Michael Cavanaugh

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Based on a screenplay directly written for the screen, THE GAUNTLET is a movie directed by Clint Eastwood in 1977.

Ben Stockley, a cop of the Phoenix P.D., is sent to Las Vegas to bring back Sondra Locke who must testify against a member of the mob. Ben is set up and soon realizes that the mob and the police forces don't want him and Locke to make it alive to Phoenix. He also understands that his own chief Blakelock has organized the trap he's fallen into. Forced to stay together in order to survive, Ben and Locke fall in love and decide in spite of everything to cross the desert to arrive by themselves at the Phoenix Law Courts.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Script Analysis of The Gauntlet

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   law enforcement gone bad

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Desert?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Las Vegas Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles

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