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2C DETROIT FREE PRESS II Irresistible-just right for Spring FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1986 1 Edward Hayman Detroit Newa "Loads of Fun" zsxssxz f7) I K- Catharine -t Rambcau ZtSU film scoreboard Sea Paga IIP tor movie timas. opening today ECHO PARK: Susan Dey (TV's "The I 5 fShn Midtheamazino iCj technicolor reamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lioyd Webber Composer of the Hit Musical "Cats" BIRMINGHAM THEATRE Partridge is the best thing in an often strenuously arty picture whose ac Charge by Phone MCV1SA In Cooperation with The Detroit News 644-3533 Group Sales 644-3576 tors manage to triumph over a graceless script. The picture focuses on three aspiring artists a bartending actress (Dey), a songwriter who delivers pizza (Plymouth's Thomas Hulce), and an Austrian "body sculptor" (Michael Bowen). While we may not know if the characters have any talent, it's clear that the actors who play them have plenty. Rated profanity, violence, sexual references.
SWEET LIBERTY: Alan Alda wrote, 'A SCARY, HYPNOTIC THRILLER -A TEEN Patrick Goldstein, LA Times directed and stars with Michael Caine and Michelle Pfeiffer in an amusing film gtJif about a history professor whose Revolutionary War. best-seller is being turned into a Hollywood movie bearing no resemblance to his work. Mature audiences looking for decent mainstream entertainment should have a good time watching the consequences of this classic Hollywood standoff. PG; mild profanity. mmmm TOP GUN: A trite, predictable script, weak on characterization, draws commensurate performances from Tom Cruise OVER 9:25 9:10 as a hotshot Navy pilot and Kelly 5:30 7:50 10 1 (0 CHARLES 6R0DIN Starring RESORT I JL 1 If Also Starring ROBIN PEARSON ROSE MEGAN MUUAIXY and JOHN ASHTON ff Executive Producer NESSA COOPER I fl Music by STEVE NELSON and THOM SHARP 11 Written by STEVE ZACHARIAS JEFF BUHAI I If Produced by JULIE CORMAN I i- ll III Directed by 2ANEBUZBY Jj t988CONCCPETIM1V HOWES 1 L.
It. 1 STARTS TODAY ''j7" 7:30 9:25 i. 3:155:207309:40 7 30 910 10 Jo 7:40 9:20 5:20 8:5012:10 I I DRIVE-INS I W.fcKI'HUm.CJ 12:30 2:40 4:55 IMUYK-LI'S ID McGilhs as his teacher and lover, borne nice aerial photography and military lingo dialogue lend authenticity but the film needs more than that. PG; profanity. (Reviewed by Martin F.
Kohn.) LAST RESORT: Not reviewed. now showing CRITTERS: Sure, it's a "Gremlins' derivative. But this nifty little alien invasion movie is a thoroughly engaging, simul taneously funny and frightening pop horror romp with much of the same trash culture verve as "The Howling," "Strange Invaders" and "The Stuff." PG-1 mild profanity, scary moments. (Reviewed by Mike Duffy). JO JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALL ING: Richard Pryor stars in and directs this story of a boy who is raised in his grand' mother's brothel, becomes a star, almost dies free-basing cocaine, and makes his way to the top again but he says it is not the story of his life.
It is, however, a disappointing waste of talented actors. intense profanity, nudity, sexual scenes. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES 3 THE PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A GARY NARDINO PRODUCTION "FIRE WITH FIRE" VIRGINIA MADSEN CRAIG SHEFFER EXECUTIVE PRODUCER TUVA LAHtK SCREENPLAY BY BILL PHILLIPS AND WARREN SKAAREN AND PAUL 8 SHARON BOORSTIN PRODUCED BY GARY NARDINO DIRECTED BY DUNCAN GIBBINS A PARAMOUNT PM WEDDING: Spring is here, and Renato and Albin, the '80s version of Lucy, and Ricky, are back in a rococo sequel that, NOW SHOWING 7:95 9:30 12:40 2:50 4:55 7:15 9:20 while not as divine as the first two, allows us to drop in on our friends at that tres gai nightclub on the French Riviera. This time Albin inherits a fortune; to get it, he must marry and produce a child. But since this 25-year love affair is one of cinema's longest unions, we know it will take more than money to damage it.
PG-13; mild profanity, sexual references. MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE: A 10:0012:15 154:30 715 9:30 10:1512:302:305:007159:30 10:0012:152:305:007:159:30 ll.il.1,;IM!l.kHIM!r 7:30 9:30 1:10 7:25 9:40 11:45 r.n 1 brutally funny social comedy 12:10 2:30 4:45 7:15 9:35 7:20 9:35 7:15 also at these DRIVE INS 8 about the racial and social eonseauences of a Pakistani 7 and an Englishman going into business and becoming lovers. It is a ruthless but affectionate look at the effect immigrants have on their often unwilling neighbors. profanity, brief nudity, sexual scenes. SALVADOR: James Woods is brilliant I if.
4" ly despicable as Richard Bovle. a drug-abusing 20 8 vear Dhotoiournalist to "A TERRIFIC FILM!" -Gene Siskel, At The Movies "MISS DEY, MR HULCE AND MR. BOWEN ARE WINNING PERFORMERS!" -Vincent Canby, New York Times "'ECHO PARK' IS A WINNER!" -William Wolf, Gannett News Service "SUSAN DEY IS IRRESISTIBLE AND TOM HULCE IS A CHARMER!" Guy Flatley, Cosmopolitan SUSAN DEY TOM HULCE TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA is the widely acclaimed exhilarating crime action adventure of a U.S. Secret Service agent tracking his partner's killer through the underside of Los Angeles. From Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive to Hollywood, the line between cop and criminal is drawn and the chase begins.
Directed by William Friedkin (THE EXORCIST, THE FRENCH CONNECTION), starring Dean Stock-well, William Dafoe, and William Peterson. whom the war in El Salvador is a chance for personal catharsis. John Savage as a h-jd-working photographer is the tragic hero. Although it doesn't attain the stature of "The Killing Fields," the film is an effective comment on the actions in Central America. intense subject matter, violence, profanity, drug use.
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