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True Lies Movie Review Summary

Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis

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Harry Tasker (get it?) is America's top secret agent with the Omega Force -- so secret his wife Helen thinks he's a dull computer salesman. Harry's on the trail of nuclear weapons taken from Russia by terrorists at the same time as he discovers his wife has been having an affair to put some adventure in her life. He uses much of his high-tech expertise to spy on his wife and get her to confess and repent -- not to mention strip -- for him (as well as saving the world). James Cameron did this 1994 remake of an obscure 1991 French thriller called "La Totale!" and set up an interesting marital conflict but pissed it away in a lot of gunplay, explosions, and Arab stereotyping. There are good action sequences, and a thrilling climax that required the rental of three U.S. Marine Harriers and their pilots for $100,735 (Schwarzenegger taught himself to take off and land one). Arnold is hilarious, Paxton wonderfully sleazy, and Heston does a cute cameo as the Omega Force boss. But Cameron's action directing is preferable to his writing skills.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus




Arnold Schwarzenegger is a special agent and his wife is a boring housewife. She doesn't know he is a spy. When their two lives collide and they find themselves captured by international terrorists, the fun begins. They have to save themselves and the U.S.. This movie has a lot of special effects and non-stop action with some romantic comedy thrown in.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ed Phillips



Script Analysis of True Lies

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 45%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 15%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999    -   present 2000+ Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char doing spying/sabotage    -   Preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster The terrorist enemy is...    -   terrorist group

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Super muscles! (man)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Washington D.C.    -   Miami Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing nude female butt Kind of violence:    -   air battles    -   karate chop    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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