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The Sugarland Express Movie Review Summary

Actors: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton

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THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS is a film cowritten and directed by Steven Spielberg in 1974.
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Lou Jean Poplin helps her husband Clovis to escape from jail. Lou Jean's child has been placed with foster parents because of Lou and Clovis's former incarceration. Lou Jean wants to drive to Sugarland and reclaim their son. The couple kidnaps the patrolman Maxwell Slide and heads to Sugarland. Soon a long queue of police cars are closely following the kidnappers. The captain Harlin Tanner tries to negotiate with Lou Jean and Clovis but, they don't want to give up their idea of recovering their son.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



Script Analysis of The Sugarland Express

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal kidnappers If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals portrayed sympathetically on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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