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The Yards Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Joaquin Phoenix, Faye Dunaway, James Caan

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Leo Handler has been released from prison for a car theft he didn't commit. He looks for a job, and finds one with his uncle Frank repairing railway cars but there is political corruption and attacks on rivals. Leo must work with the police to bring Frank and his company down.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Kevin Wong




THE YARDS is a 2000 movie directed by James Gray.

Mark Wahlberg is returning in New-York after having spent 18 months in prison. He is given a job by James Caan but things go wrong and he must violently hit a policeman in order to avoid an arrest.

Soon he has to defend himself against his family, his former friends who would prefer to see him dead.

A thriller with brains. One of the best movies of 2000.



The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



Script Analysis of The Yards

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   law enforcement gone bad

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train    -   sewers/subways    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing nude male butt Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language

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