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The Limey Movie Review Summary

Actors: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Luis Guzmán, Barry Newman, Lesley Ann Warren, Joe Dalessandro

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Limey

Fresh out of prison, Wilson (Stamp), an older ex-convict, travels from Britain to Los Angeles in search of the man he is sure murdered his daughter Jenny. Wilson, a streetwise Cockney criminal, is totally out of his element in southern California culture, but he gets help from a friend of Jenny's, another ex-con named Eduardo Roel (Guzman), as well as Jenny's acting teacher, an aging actress called Elaine (Warren). Wilson's prime suspect is a record producer named Valentine (Fonda), with whom Jenny had been sleeping. The guy who does his dirty work, Avery (Newman), has recently arranged a drug deal with his boss, and can see Wilson is big trouble, so he hires a hit man to take the limey out. This 1999 Steven Soderbergh movie is about regret, failed duties, and men who talk big but are past their prime versus a man who has been sharpened to a knife point by prison.
This report prepared by David Loftus



Based on a screenplay directly written for the screen by Lem Dobbs, THE LIMEY is a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1999.

This is the story of a search. Terence Stamp, a british ex-convict, has just arrived in Los Angeles. His only daughter has died in an automobile accident. He's persuaded that she's been murdered and that Peter Fonda, a pop music producer, has something to do with her death. His unique british way of dealing with americans is a huge advantage for him and he soon discovers that Terry Valentine's got some connections with the L.A. underworld.

A masterpiece.
This report prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Script Analysis of The Limey

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals killing each other Vigilante/Revenge?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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