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The Sugarland Express Movie Review Summary

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

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When petty criminal Lou Jean Poplin (Goldie Hawn) is released from prison, she discovers to her horror that her child, Langston (Harrison Zanuck), has been placed in foster care and that she has been labeled an unfit mother.
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Breaking her still-imprisoned husband Clovis (William Atherton) out of jail, she resolves to get the baby back by any means necessary. When the two low-rent desperadoes choose the wrong rustbucket to hitch a ride in and then mistake a routine traffic stop for a bust, things quickly get out of hand, as they kidnap a state trooper (Michael Sacks) and steal his car.

Now on the road to Sugarland, Texas, where Baby Langston lives with his foster family, the trio are pursued by hundreds of state police, led by Captain Tanner (Ben Johnson), and find themselves becoming folk heroes and media sensations as the people of Texas rally to their cause.
The review of this Movie prepared by James Craver



Script Analysis of The Sugarland Express

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals (shown sympathetically) on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Prairie?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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