Movie club: Gauntlet

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“The Gauntlet” movie
A gauntlet is an armored glove.
run the gauntlet
throw down the gauntlet
Characters
Director
Ben Shockley
Mallory
Ben is a mediocre copy
copy
cop
She is a prostitute who has seen something she was not supposed to see.
Shockley was assigned to transport a witness from Point A to Point B.
Las Vegas to Phoenix
NV to AZ
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He was just a pawn in a larger game, but he didn’t know that at the time.
Mafia is trying to kill the woman.
The odss
odds
loser horse
Shockley’s boss told him his job was easy, just take a nothing witness to a nothing trial.
He arrived in Las Vegas and had to rent a car.
Drive by car from Las Vegas to Phoenix.
His rental car was rigged and blew up when someone started his car for him.
Desert
area
DEZ ert
Shot at at the cat house
Had to escape
Mafia were very thorough.
No shortage of bullets
House collapsed

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Escaped through a large pipe, sewer pipe
The Mafia seemed to always know where he was going.
Hm….
His boss was crooked.

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stone homes
American homes are made of wood with drywall.

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Old house also.

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our insulation is pink “cotton”
adjacent building

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Summer cottage
House collapsed under its own weight
due to infrastructure damage
Hijacked a police officer’s car.
Officer was a redneck.
call girl
high-class prostitue
prostitute
They sent him towards a road block in his car.
He was killed.
riddled his car with bullets
brawn (muscle) and brain
A biker gang
beer
Shockley wanted a motorcycle
He chased off the bikers but kept one motorcycle.
They left on the motorbike.
Bike gangs wear boots and denim jackets
tattoos
gang logo?
Hell’s Angels
MS13

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night wolfs in russia

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Helicopter chase
power lines, tunnel through a mountain
shoot
at them
weaved on the road
transmission towers with powre lines
they escaped
arrived in a small town
Found a bus
and armored it
in preparation to run the gauntlet to get to town hall
She bet on the nag at 70 to 1 odds.
At the denouement,

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Jörgen Olsson 7:34 PM
Why did they drive so slowly ?

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Heavy armor.
Looking through a tiny hole in the front window’s armor.
Couldn’t see well.

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1. What is a betting pool?
2. What is a bookie?

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Betting line
Bets (money) go into a pool of money (jackpot).
Bookie is a person who collects illegal bets.
For a betting pool.

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bookie= bookmaker?

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Bookies are generally ilegal.
(bad connotation)

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Bookie is an underline.
Collects money and records the bets.
Turns the money into a higher authority.

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3. Why did the commissioner select Shockley?

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He was mediocre, a drunk

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He was a loser.
His boss WANTED a loser to FAIL the mission.
Kill two birds with one stone.

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5. How would you describe the corrupt District Attorney?

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3-piece suit
elegant
educated
calm
logical
planning
don’t panic
don’t rush
appearances are very important

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grease ?

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greasy
gangster attitude
greasy = shady, shadowy

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7. How would you describe the prostitute’s personality?

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tough
intelligent
street-smart
confident

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brave

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could be a lady or a tramp

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shrewd, a good judge of character
she distracted the bikers

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9. Where in the movie did blind luck play a part in saving Shockley’s life?

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car bomb

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helicopter chase

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cautious after his first lucky break
sniper killed his friend first
??
Whe?

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11. Do you believe the policemen’s behaviors were believable?

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Follow orders blindly

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Witnesses
“excessive force”
Can’t use excessive force
goes through
richochet
to bounce off a surface
ballistics
Shockley’s friend
breath spray
to hide the smell of alcohol
cubicles
clock on the wall

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unshaven
beard stubble
string tie
badge lanyard
breath mints
tic-tac

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cardamom

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Cinnamon
chewing gum
Cover mouth if bad breath
mint-flavored gum
Shockly meets his witness.
Shockley
Jail
cell
Clark County Jail
cell door
bars
Betting board
Bookmaker board taking bets
50 to 1 (the odds)
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interim status
shotgun
police lights on top = “bubble-gum lights”, light-bar
chimney
roof vents
shingle roof
very cheap walls
country
bushes
combat shotgun
sleeping roll
bike
motorcycle
hog
confiscated
hijacked
sleeves rolled up
handbrake
headlight
rocky terrain

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what is that rolled cloth?

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front shock absorbers (forks)
gas tank
front forks
smoother ride
transmission towers
powre lines
power
high-voltage lines
345,000 volts
220,000 Russia
insulator
ceramic
mountainous
area

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chopper (slang)
food chopper
blender
egg-beater
blades
garbage disposer
disposal
acetylane tanks
the gauntlet
cops on both sides
lane divider lines
traffic cleared by road blocks (barricades)
parking meters

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small poles
mailbox

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We had them here too, before

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parallel parking
city style

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Two cars shared one meter

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moral of the story
Don’t blindly follow orders
Don’t trust everyone

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Have a questioning attitude
Corruption is bad
Mafia cares about “legal appearances”.
Don’t underestimate someone with nothing to lose.
An animal is most dangerous when it is cornered.
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