The Killer Elite Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Burt Young, Gig Young, Bo Hopkins, Arthur Hill, Tom Clancy

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THE KILLER ELITE is a movie directed by Sam Peckinpah in 1975.

Caan and Duvall are two friends working for a company specialized in dirty jobs. For instance, the company is often hired by the C.I.A. in order to protect V.I.P. during a limited period of time. One day, Duvall, bribed by the other side, kills the man they were guarding and shoots Caan in the elbow and the knee, making him a crippled. After a hard training, Caan, dreaming of revenge against his friend, comes back in the business and is assigned to the protection of an opposition leader of an asian country. Asian ninjas, trained by Duvall, soon attack Caan's team who can't trust his employer anymore.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding an assassin

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship    -   sail boat City?    -   Yes City:    -   San Francisco

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   karate chop    -   guns    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Is this movie based on a    -   book

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