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The MacKintosh Man Movie Review Summary

Actors: Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Jenny Runacre

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Directed by John Huston in 1973. Mackintosh, one of the directors of the British secret services, suspects politician George Wheeler of being a communist agent. So he asks the free-lance spy Joseph Rearden to help him ensnare Wheeler. Joseph Rearden steals a diamond, gets caught and is sentenced to spend 20 years in jail. There, he's contacted by an organisation which agrees to help him escape in the company of Slade, a communist spy. The jailbreak is a success and Rearden wakes up in a mansion in Ireland.
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Meanwhile, MacKintosh tells Wheeler that one of his agents has infiltrated the group who organised Slade's evasion. MacKintosh is hit by a car a few hours later and his daughter, Mrs. Smith, flies to Ireland to help Rearden who, exposed by Wheeler, managed to escape from the mansion he was locked in. MacKintosh and Mrs. Smith fly then to Malta where Wheeler intends to deliver Slade to the Soviets. There, Wheeler learns that MacKintosh had entrusted his lawyer with a letter taxing him with treason, a letter that should be opened only if MacKintosh dies.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding a spy/saboteur The terrorist enemy is...    -   commies/Russian govt

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   run over Is this movie based on a    -   book

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