The Osterman Weekend Movie Review Summary

Actors: Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Burt Lancaster, Craig T. Nelson, Dennis Hopper, Meg Foster, Chris Sarandon

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Based on the Robert Ludlum novel, THE OSTERMAN WEEKEND was directed by Sam Peckinpah in 1983.
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John Tanner is a TV producer whose successful talk show allows him to handle delicate political subjects. One day, he's contacted by the C.I.A. which informs him that three of his closest friends are working for the K.G.B. Agent Lawrence Fassett asks Tanner to help him persuade one of them to betray the others. As everybody must come to Tanner's home on the next weekend, Fassett hides micros and cameras in each room of the house.

But Fassett is in fact manipulating everybody in order to take revenge on Burt Lancaster, the head of the C.I.A., who was responsible for his wife's death. Tanner plays by the rules until the moment he understands that Fassett won't let anybody leave his house alive. Out of control, Fassett orders his men to eliminate the Tanner's family and its guests.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of The Osterman Weekend

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char doing spying/sabotage The terrorist enemy is...    -   CIA/US Government

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   producer/director Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   karate chop    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles Is this movie based on a    -   book

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