Actors: Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush, Mitch Ryan, Jeannine Riley
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Electra Glide in Blue|
|John, a motorcycle cop in Arizona patrols the desert roads with his partner Zipper. John's dream is to become a detective. He gets his chance when he finds a dead body; an apparent suicide, but he believes it's murder.
Harvey, the lead detective, agrees with John and promotes him.
While investigating, they discover that the victim was dealing drugs and hanging out with some young hippies.
The victim's crazy friend, Willie, claims that five thousand dollars was stolen from the victim.
After learning that John was sleeping with his girlfriend, Harvey busts him back down to motorcycle cop.
Following a hunch, John re-interviews Willie, who confesses to the murder because of jealousy.
After solving the murder, John discovers that Zipper had stolen the money. John confronts him and he pulls out his gun and begins firing wildly and John is forced to shoot and kill him.
Back on duty, John pulls over a van, but lets it go with just a warning. After the van drives off John realizes he still has the driver's license. He gives chase to return it.
The guys in the van are carrying drugs and they panick. The passenger pulls out a shotgun and blows John away.
--Brandon Swenson, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Electra Glide in Blue|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Time/Era of Movie:
Crime & Police Story?
- catching/stopping killer
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Black)
- very short/crewcut (man)
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (man) short/standard straight
- average build (man)
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- general circumstances
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately messy visuals of dead
Movie makes you feel...
- all mixed up
How many deaths in film?
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 1 ()
Kind of violence:
Unusual forms of death
- Occasional swearing
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