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Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas • Page 109

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Saturday, February 13, 1982 Austin American-Statesman 43- Making Love' superficial project to Mum muwt 1 A-AAUGER" THE PLUMBERS Review YOU CAN TRUST $5.00 DISCOUNT 477-3974 J) HITACHI 19 COLOR I TV I By PATRICK TAGGART American-Statesman Staff The theme of "Making Love" is a good one and, on the surface, hot as a firecracker. After eight years of marriage, a doctor discovers that he is attracted to men really attracted to men. He's not a bisexual and he's not just experimenting. His latent homosexuality has come to the surface, and it's time for him to do something about it But what 20th Century-Fox is touting as one of the "one of the boldest films ever released by a major Hollywood studio," is in fact, all beige and gray. There's not a bold stroke in it It has the plot development and easy solutions that pass for bold in television movies, but in the anything-goes ttrr.mfmitf on transition 2 fr.

on pic tub passes. Zack finds a handsome and uncapricious young boyfriend and two of them settle down to what appears to be Beverly Hills bliss. Claire marries a peach of a guy and has a kid with him. It remains for Kate Jackson, who was cast primarily for her name recognition, to really get about the business of moving us. Her testimonial (both she and Hamlin have face-the-camera stirs the only geniune emotion in the film pretty heavenly stuff from a former Charlie's Angel.

It wouldn't be worth mentioning if this were any other film, but Leonard Rosenman's music is among the worst formula stuff in recent movies. His wistful oboes and pseudo-sensitive pianos only underscore the superficiality of the entire project Love," rated for mature theme, at the Capital Plaza and Aquarius Four.) and 1 pr. on ton Mmc My automate. Solid atata. or RENT CASH 30 II 429M Than il (Mi nka, you can tint Buy it 2234 Guadalupe 476-3525 4830 Burnet Rd.

454-6731 BERKMAN'S il mm ilimmmmmmmmmmtimimmmmmilKm world of feature films, it is beneath benign. Director Arthur Hitler directed a script by Barry Sandler, whose story bears the kind of credibility ensured only when an author freely admits that his story is based on his own personal exper INVENTORY CLEARANCE ENTIRE STOCK Michael Ontkean, left, and Harry Hamlin self to his heterosexual lifestyle. The doc's eyes go astray for good when he meets a restless young novelist, a homosexual Don Juan played with perfect insensitivity by Harry Hamlin. Almost as quickly as Zack can confront his new sexuality, he realizes he's in love. Instead of telling his wife right away, he tortures himself and her with irritable behavorior.

Finally, he confronts her. But Sandler only gives us a general outline of the tragedy, never does he plunge us into the certain despair that must be felt by husband and wife. Almost as quickly as the storm has formed, it LEATHER JACKETS ience, as this is. Michael Ontkean plays the affable, 30-ish physician, Zack; Kate Jackson is Claire, his lovely and adoring wife. Everything seems perfect between them.

When Zack explains that the new house they are so eager to buy is too expensive, she is disappointed but responds like a trouper. You're right, says she, it wouldn't be sensible. But when he suddenly relents and says they can buy it, it's clearly a display of denial; he thinks that by buying the house he can further fuse him- VESTS Jack Nicholson is back LUGGAGE Review USINESS CASES LEATHER WALLETS ALL 20 OFF Green and David Freeman create a creepy feeling of corruption that is almost palpable. If they wander astray by almost turning the relationship between Charlie and Maria into romance, Nicholson is there with his cigarette and wild hair and his clenched-teeth sincerity to make it all okay. Border, "rated tor violence, profanity; at the Mann Westage and Highland Mall Cinema.) CHARDON LEATHERS 2438 West Anderson Lane Austin, Texas 78757 452-2551 mm By PATRICK TAGGART American-Statesman Staff It's been a long time for Jack Nicholson a long time since that angry, disturbed, frustrated countenance scowled down from the screen and burned a hole in it It took a supporting performance in "Reds," (for which he received an Oscar nomination) to find Nicholson back in the form that made "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) thesuccessit was.

"The Border" finds Jack climbing still higher. His Charlie, an El Paso border patrolman, is a new character for him, for one thing not a parody that his part in "The Shining" was and it fits him. Charlie Smith is one of those guys hopelessly caught in his 40s, bored with work and marriage. His wife, Marcy (Valerie Perrine) is a well-meaning but shrill and tasteless woman who spends too much and understands too little. They move from Los Angeles to El Paso primarily to introduce change into their lives.

In Texas, Charlie finds that patrolling the border involves much more than ceaselessly corralling illegal aliens. Frustrated by the bottomless pit that is the flow of illegals into this country, a few of his fellow officers have allied themselves with some of the big bosses who help smuggle the ille gals, or "wets" as they are known in patrol shorthand. Among these wolves in cops' clothing is Cat (Harvey Keitel), Charlie's fellow officer, friend and neighbor. Another is Red (Warren Oates), who happens to be in charge of Charlie's post Illegality is a border Charlie can't cross, although there is considerable pressure for him to do so. When he does get involved, it's on the side of a young Mexican mother (Elpidia Carrillo) who stirs his sympathy with a small display of a fairness that resonates with his own.

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