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The Return of the Secaucus 7 Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bruce MacDonald, Maggie Renzie, Adam LeFevre, Maggie Cousineau, Gordon Clapp, David Strathairn

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Seven friends in college were on their way to a protest in Washington DC but got arrested in New Jersey. Ten years later, jokingly referring to themselves as "the Secaucus 7," they reunite at the New Hampshire home of Mike and Kate, now schoolteachers, and bring their current "issues" with them. Maura has broken up with Jeff and is drawn to his best friend J.T., probably the least successful of the bunch but hoping to become a songwriter in L.A. Irene brings her new boyfriend, hoping her old buddies will like him and they'll have a positive effect on his politics. This 1980 indie was writer-director John Sayles's debut; it's slight, slow, and almost too low-key, but it heralded the advent of a new talent (not to mention actors Strathairn and Clapp -- later to play Det. Medavoy on "NYPD Blue"), and inspired the much glitzier, star-laden movie "The Big Chill," which came out three years later.
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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of group of friends

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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