The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 7, 1997 · Page 173
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 173

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zFir.st Stride d Shin j dfiine When what to my wondering Eyes did appear! But a man with such talent, His piano, so dear. Facing nuclear dread Chan made his First Strike, Wielding wonderful weapons You're sure to like! tTIte (ifoenttuHtt of &noccn'o A little old man Carved a puppet of wood, I knew in a moment This film would be good! eldom does a film come along that so luminates the strength of the human spirit and the triumph of the heart Nom The Adventures V ol Ptnocchio L Renowned daredevil Jackie Chan, performing his own hair-raising stunts, fights for America in New Line Home Wdeo's Jackie Chan's First Strike. Set against the backdrop of the international arms race, Chan portrays a Hong Kong police officer who is contracted by the CIA and Russian intelligence to retrieve a stolen nuclear warhead. He is attacked, framed for murder and forced to defend himself in a way that only Jackie Chan can! inated for over seven Academy Awards, Shine is the compelling true story of the emotionally troubled classical pianist David Helfgott who defies his father's wishes in order to pursue his dreams. Winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in his role as David Helfgott Geoffrey Rush is joined in the film by stars Armin Mueller-Stahl, Noah Taylor, Lynn Redgrave and John Gielgud in a stunning performance. Thought-provoking and powerful, Shine tells a story of rebellion and of individuality through the eyes of a pianist whose only form of self-expression is found in the keys of his instalment tarring teen superstar Jonathan Taylor Thomas, songs by Stevie Wonder and OtoraOiiiiM 7tc-fbna fftss tfootfniyht Action, such action And stunts filmed so right Pulled powerful punches in The Long Kiss Goodnight. Geena Davis, playing a schoolteacher whose former life comes back to haunt her, is the thread for The Long Kiss Goodnight, a spectacular stunt-filled film. State-of-the-art special effects create endless excitement as the former CIA assassin uncovers her past with the help of a detective played by Samuel Jackson. animatronic special effects by jim Henson's Creature Shop, this timeless Italian tale The Adventures of Pinocchio brings new wonder and joy to the rambunctious wooden puppet who longs to be a real boy. This endearing story about the power of believing in dreams was created for the children in all of us. -fast (fan iltanitiiuj His eyes, how they narrowed, His tone, so commanding, Bruce Willis in action As the Last Man Standing! 1 Ni "ew Line Cinema brings Bruce Willis back into action in the gangland i ip fc, thriller, Last Man Standing. It's a riveting story about a sleepy Texas . II , 'Uh i 1 I " border town at the ve7 height of 6 : ? VI ulow atuf r77tcn With sounds from the '70s And heart-warming friends, Now and Then fondly recalls When the fun never ends! You are taken back to the 70s with Now and Then in a heart-warming film of friendship. Stars Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Rosie O'Donnell and Rita Wilson portray four childhood fnends, who relive the past to get a new perspective on what they experienced during the greatest summer of their lives. ' prohibition. Gun-toting rum-runners have corrupted and terrorized the town, warring for control of a lucrative bounty of booze. Bruce Willis is a soldier-of-fortune with his own agenda betraying both sides to the other in a bold attempt to destroy the bootleggers. It's a gritty action thriller down to the last breathtaking minute. o

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