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1991-93 Theatrical Film Releases Rev. 4.4 Copyright 1991 by Eric Carter CIS 76050,3563 10/19/91 Legend ------ 70mm = 70mm prints available (SR) = Dolby Spectral Recording (SRD) = Dolby Digital Sound (CDS) = Cinema Digital Sound 1.33, 1.66, 1.85, 2.21, 2.35 = Aspect Ratios Most Films shot with 65mm negative and 70mm 'scope blowups have aspect ratio of 2.21 Release dates are *very* subject to change. Angelika Films -------------- THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE 1.85 May 10 (NY) Dir: Simon Callow Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, Cork Hubbert, Rod Steiger, Austin Pendleton, Beth Dixon Producer: Ismail Merchant Screenplay: Michael Hirst, based on Caston McCullers' novella and Edward Albee's play. D.P.: Wakter Lassally Start Date: 6/25/90, Austin, TX Advanced word is sensational on the fruits of Mr. Callow's directorial debut, particularly the quality of Ms. Redgrave's thesping. Aries Entertainment ------------------- DR. PETIOT September Dir: Christian de Chalong THE STORY OF BOYS AND GIRLS 1.85 August 23 Dir: Pupi Avati Cast: Davide Bechini, Lucrezia Lante Della Rovere Producer: Antonio Avati Screenplay: Pupi Avati Comedy of manners centers on the engagement dinner of a young Italian couple from different backgrounds in 1936. Superb buzz. SUPERSTAR: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ANDY WARHOL 1.66 February 22 Rating: None Dir: Chuck Workman Cast: Dennis Hopper, Sally Kirkland, Sylvia Miles, Holly Woodlawn, Taylor Mead, Bob Colacello, Gerard Malanga, Viva, Ultra Violet, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Fran Leibowitz, Bobby Short Producer: Chuck Workman Screenplay: Chuck Workman Documentary about the great father of pop art. Co-feature is Oscar-winning short PRECIOUS IMAGES. Avenue (Said to be getting out of distribution. Will use either Miramax or ------ New Line) AMERICAN HEART 1992 Dir: Martin Bell Cast: Jeff Bridges, Edward Furlong, Lucinda Jenney, Don Harvey, Tracey Kapinsky, Shareen Mitchell, Christian Frizzell Producers: Rosilyn Heller, Jeff Bridges Screenplay: Peter Silverman D.P.: Jim Bagdonas Start Date: 8/13/91, Seattle Furlong was apparently signed for this plum role of the estranged son of Bridges in this sub-$10 million drama before the release of T2. DADDY NOSTALGIA 2.35 April 12 (NY,LA) Rating: "PG" Dir: Bertrand Tavernier Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Jane Birkin, Odette Laure Producer: Adolphe Viezzi Screenplay: Colo Tavernier O'Hagan D.P.: Denis Lenoir Drama about a screenwriter who becomes reacquainted with her ailing father. Bogarde's first film in 12 years has outstanding advanced word. Acclaimed at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. A real "actor's film". "These foolish things remind me of you..." MISTER JOHNSON 1.85 March 22 (NY,LA) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Bruce Beresford Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Edward Woodward, Maynard Eziashi Producer: Michael Fitzgerald Screenplay: William Boyd, based on Joyce Cary's novel D.P.: Peter James Start Date: 1/15/90, Northern Nigeria Period drama of the 1920's concerns the relationship between an irrepressible Nigerian clerk and a British colonial officer. Eziashi received an British Academy Award acting nomination. Beresford was in Africa directing this film when his previous outing DRIVING MISS DAISY won its Oscars. Film was postponed from LA Oscar-qualifying run in December. THE OBJECT OF BEAUTY 1.85 April 12 Rating: "R" Dir: Michael Lindsay-Hogg Cast: John Malkovich, Andie McDowell, Lolita Davidovich, Peter Riegert, Joss Ackland, Rudi Davies, Bill Paterson Producer: Jon S. Denny Screenplay: Michael Lindsay-Hogg D.P.: David Watkin Start Date: 1/15/90, London Twice delayed release finds a penniless commodities trader stranded in a London hotel room with his suspicious girlfriend as he tries to bilk the management. Excellent advanced word on this romantic comedy. "Love is more than dollars and sex." THE PLAYER Spring, 1992 Dir: Robert Altman Cast: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Peter Gallagher Producer: David Brown Everyone in Hollywood has a cameo in this one. SEX, DRUGS, ROCK AND ROLL 1.85 Sept. 6 (Seattle, San Francisco) Sept. 13 (NY, LA, Minneapolis) Sept. 20 (wider) Sept. 27 (yet wider) October 11 (widest) Rating: "R" for strong language, and for drug and sex-related dialog. Dir: John McNaughton Cast: Eric Bogosian Producer: Fred Zollo, Steven A. Jones Screenplay: Eric Bogosian, based on his 1-man show D.P.: Ernest Dickerson Start Date: 12/1/90, Boston Film version of Bogosian's off-Broadway one man show. It is a satirical view of rock stars, "street" people, corporate greed and wasted youth, where he portrays 14 different characters offering varied scathing views of society. 60 - 70 prints maximum on this release. Advanced word is excellent. Borde Releasing --------------- FLESH GORDON MEETS THE COSMIC CHEERLEADERS March 22 (LA) Dir: Howard Ziehm Cast: Vincent Murdocco, Robyn Kelly Producer: Maurice Smith Flesh returns to once again save the universe. Buena Vista (Disney) ----------- 101 DALMATIANS 1.33/1.85 (Walt Disney) July 12 Rating: "G" Yes, it's back. The film with over 50,000,000 spots returns for a fifth release. One of Disney's finest villains, Cruella De Vil lights up the screen along with all of those puppies. The film is being released in the 1.85 format with black borders printed on the film preserving the original 1.33 aspect ratio. ALADDIN (Walt Disney) 70mm November, 1992 Dir: John Musker, Ron Clements Producer: Don Ernst Screenplay: John Musker, Ron Clements Start Date: 3/15/91, Los Angeles Disney goes to the era of the Flying Carpet with another big-budget animated film. Once again Ashman and Menken provided the music and tunes. ALIVE (Touchstone/Paramount) 1992 Dir: Frank Marshall Cast: TBA Exec. Producer: Kathleen Kennedy Producer: Robert Watts Screenplay: Monte Merrick Co-production between two studios is another version of that Andes plane crash cannibalism episode of several years ago. It hasn't been announced if Disney or Paramount will release domestically. Marshall directed ARACHNOPHOBIA. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Walt Disney) 70mm November 13 (NY) Dir: Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale November 15 (LA) Producer: Don Hahn November 22 (wide) Screenplay: Linda Woolverton Start Date: 7/1/90, Los Angeles A new Disney full-length animated feature (their 51st) re-tells the classic tale. Songs by multiple award winners (the late) Howard Ashman and Alan Menken of THE LITTLE MERMAID fame. Advanced word is sensational...even better then Ariel's film! Screened as a work in progress at the New York Film Festival to great notices. Will open exclusively at New York's Cinema 1 on November 13th and at Hollywood's El Capitan on November 15th, both in 70mm. The El Capitan singers and dancers will be performing. Approximately ten 70mm prints will be struck. BILLY BATHGATE (Touchstone) November 1 Rating: "R" Dir: Robert Benton Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis, Steven Hill Producers: Arlene Donovan, Robert F. Colesberry Screenplay: Tom Stoppard D.P.: Nestor Almendros Start Date: 9/26/90. Saratoga Springs, NY, North Carolina, New York City Negative Cost: $45 million Film version of E.L. Doctorow's 1989 best-seller about a young lad taken under the auspices of renowned gangster Dutch Schultz. Benton and Hoffman teamed together in KRAMER VS KRAMER. Disney has delayed this prestige item from June 28. Word is that some re-shoots were necessary and Dustin Hoffman had been busy with HOOK, so this had to wait.... BLAME IT ON THE BELLBOY (Hollywood) March 6, 1992 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Mark Herman Cast: Dudley Moore, Patsy Kensit, Bryan Brown, Richard Griffiths, Andreas Katsulas, Alson Steadman, Bronson Pinchot Producers: Steve Abbott, Jenny Howarth Screenplay: Mark Herman A farce based on the tried and true gimmick of mistaken identity. The word is good. BLUE MAAGA (Touchstone) 1992 Dir: Brian Gibson Producer: Dawn Steel Screenplay: Lynn Siefert Start Date: 1/92, Jamaica, Calgary Alberta Jamaican bobsled team makes its way to the Olympics. Director Jeremiah Chechik has bowed out due to "creative differences". Based on the true story. Gibson won an Emmy for directing his Emmy-winning wife Lynn Whitfield in HBO's THE JOSEPHINE BAKER STORY and another Emmy for HBO's MURDERERS AMONG US: THE SIMON WIESENTHAL STORY. He also directed POLTERGEIST II. The script is undergoing a rewrite by Tony Winkler. BORN YESTERDAY (Hollywood) July 31, 1992 Dir: TBA Cast: Melanie Griffith Producer: Dino Conte Screenplay: Douglas McGrath Start Date: 1/92 Griffith takes on the role that won an Oscar for Judy Holliday. Remake of the Garson Kanin play/film. CLOSE TO EDEN (Hollywood) April 3, 1992 Dir: Sidney Lumet Cast: Melanie Griffith, Eric Thal Producers: Howard Rosenman, Steve Golin Screenplay: Robert J. Avrech D.P.: Andrzej Bartowiak Start Date: 9/23/91, New York An action thriller set in New York's Hassidic community where a female Goy (Irish, in this case) must infiltrate. Avrech co-wrote BODY DOUBLE. DECEIVED September 27 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Damian Harris Cast: Goldie Hawn, John Heard Producers: Michael Finnell, Wendy Dozoretz, Ellen Collett Screenplay: Mary Agnes Donoghue, Derek Saunders (Bruce Joel Rubin's pseudonym) When Hawn's husband (Heard) dies, it turns out he had a fake identity and she's in big trouble. Formerly titled THE MRS. Rubin wrote JACOB'S LADDER and GHOST, for which he won an Oscar. THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN (Hollywood) Christmas 1992 Dir: TBA Cast: Eddie Murphy Producer: Leonard Goldberg Screenplay: Marty Kaplan Start Date: 4/92 Yet another mistaken identity comedy (along with some drama) about a con man who gets elected to Congress. Murphy gets $12 million. THE DOCTOR 1.85 (Touchstone) July 24 (NY, Chicago,LA,Toronto) August 2 (wider) Dir: Randa Haines Cast: William Hurt, Christine Lahti, Elizabeth Perkins, Adam Arkin, Mandy Patinkin, Charlie Korsmo Producer: Laura Ziskin Screenplay: Robert Caswell D.P.: John Seale Start Date: 11/12/90, San Francisco, Los Angeles Drama about a doctor who himself becomes a cancer patient. Hurt replaces Warren Beatty in the title role, after "creative ifferences" induced Beatty to drop out. Haines directed Hurt in CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD. 400 prints will be circulating come August. ENCINO MAN (Hollywood) July 4, 1992 Dir: Les Mayfield Cast: Pauly Shore Producer: Les Mayfield Screenplay: Shaun Shepps, Dana Olsen Start Date: 12/91, Los Angeles Two teenagers discover a frozen caveman in the backyard. ERNEST SCARED STUPID October 11 Rating: "PG" Dir: John Cherry Cast: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, John Cadenhead, Bill Byrge, Austin Nagler, Shay Astor, Jonas Moscartolo Producer: Stacy Williams Screenplay: Charle Gale, Coke Sams, Daniel Butler, from Cherry's story D.P.: Hanania Baer Start Date: 5/20/91, Nashville Ernest accidentally releases a dreadful troll that has been entombed for 200 years....on Halloween. FATHER OF THE BRIDE (Touchstone) December 20 Dir: Charles Shyer Cast: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, Martin Short, George Newbern, Kieran Culkin Producers: Carol Baum, Howard Rosenman, Susan Landau, Cindy Williams Screenplay: James Orr, James Cruikshank D.P.: John Lindley Start Date: 4/15/91, Los Angeles Remake of the Vincente Minelli classic with Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. There's a very familiar last name in that cast. Shyer directed BABY BOOM. GONE FISHIN' Summer 1992 Dir: Steve Herek Cast: John Travolta Producer: Debra Hill Screenplay: Jeffrey Abrams, Jill Mazursky Start Date: 12/91, Orlando Comedy/adventure about two hen-pecked husbands. Shot at Disney-MGM Studios. THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE (Hollywood) February 7, 1992 Dir: Curtis Hansen Cast: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca DeMornay Producer: Rick Jaffa Screenplay: Amanda Silver This Hitchcockian thriller about a vengeful nanny is a pickup from Interscope. HONEY, I BLEW UP THE BABY June, 1992 Dir: Randall Kleiser Cast: Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri, John Shea, Lloyd Bridges, Amy O'Neill, Keri Russell, Ron Canada, Gregory Sierra, Linda Carlson, Julia Sweeney, Leslie Neale Producers: Dawn Steel, Edward S. Feldman Screenplay: Thom Eberhardt D.P.: John Hora Start Date: 6/17/91, Los Angeles, Las Vegas Sequel to the 1988 smash HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS. This time, the new baby has been enlarged to gargantuan proportions and goes on a rampage of Vegas. THE MARRYING MAN 1.85 (Hollywood) April 5 Rating: "R" For language and sensuality. Dir: Jerry Rees Cast: Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Elisabeth Shue, Paul Reiser, Armand Assante, Fisher Stevens, Peter Dobson, Robert Loggia Producer: David Permut Screenplay: Neil Simon D.P.: Donald Thorin Start Date: 5/19/90, Los Angeles Film concerns a quickie marriage of a millionaire and a Vegas lounge singer. See Kim sing, See Kim throw tantrum, See Kim and Alec tear up the set? "Every man has a weakness. For millionaire Charley Pearl she's blonde, beautiful, and loves to say 'I DO'." MEDICINE MAN (Hollywood) 2.35 70mm 1992 Dir: John McTiernan Cast: Sean Connery, Lorraine Bracco Exec Producer: Sean Connery Producer: Andy Vajna Screenplay: Tom Schulman This film is on its third title. First we had THE STAND, followed by THE LAST DAYS OF EDEN. Whatever they call it, this ecologically-themed romance is set against the backdrop of the deepest Amazonian jungles, where the principals have discovered a plant from which a cure for cancer may be found. Prospects are bright. Schulman won an Oscar for DEAD POETS SOCIETY. NEWSIES (Walt Disney) 70mm early 1992 Dir: Kenny Ortega Cast: Christian Bale, David Moscow, Luke Edwards, Ele Keats, Max Casella, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margaret, Marty Belafsky, Arvie Lowe, Aaron Lohr, Trey Parker, Gabriel Darmon, Kevin Tighe Producer: Michael Finnell Screenplay: Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, David Fallon, Tom Rickman D.P.: Andrew Laszlo Start Date: 4/15/91, Los Angeles Musical set in a newspaper environment in the 1890's. Concerns young striking newspaper workers. Famed hoofer Ortega choreographs, as well as directing. Bale toplined sensationally in Spielberg's EMPIRE OF THE SUN. Eight songs from Oscar winner Alan Mencken (THE LITTLE MERMAID). Score is by J.A.C. Redford. Ann-Margret's first on-screen singing performance since TOMMY in 1975. Has been described as "a cross between WEST SIDE STORY and OLIVER". NOISES OFF (Touchstone) 1992 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Peter Bogdanovich Cast: Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty, Mark Linn-Baker, Marilu Henner, Christopher Reeve, John Ritter, Nicolette Sheridan Exec. Producers: Peter Bogdanovich, Kathleen Kennedy Producer: Frank Marshall Screenplay: Marty Kaplan, based on Michael Frayn's play D.P.: Timothy Suhrstedt Start Date: 5/20/91, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $12 million Stellar cast should amply serve the big-screen version of this hilarious stage comedy. Title change is expected. Marshall got his showbiz start as a location manager on Bogdanovich's 1968 directing debut TARGETS. From Amblin' Entertainment. ONE GOOD COP 1.85 (Hollywood) May 3 Rating: "R" for violence, language and drug content. Dir: Heywood Gould Cast: Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia, Kevin Conway, Rachel Ticotin Producer: Laurence Mark Screenplay: Heywood Gould D.P.: Ralf D. Bode Start Date: 8/20/90, New York A policeman's three young daughters are lift in his partner's care. OSCAR 1.85 (Touchstone) April 26 Rating: "PG" Dir: John Landis Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Peter Riegert, Tim Curry, Don Ameche, Chaz Palmintero, Vincent Spano, Yvonne DeCarlo, Harry Shearer, Eddie Bracken, Kurtwood Smith, Marisa Tomei, Linda Gray, Joey Travolta, Kirk Douglas, William Atherton Producer: Leslie Belzberg Screenplay: Mike Barrie, Jim Mulholland D.P.: Mac Ahlberg Start Date: 9/10/90, Los Angeles, Orlando, FL. A comedy about a poor guy who suddenly gets money and spends it on a disaster of a party. This film was impacted by the huge fire on the Universal backlot last year which destroyed some of their sets and forced them to move the shoot to Universal in Florida. PARADISE September 18 (NY) Rating: "PG" September 20 (LA) Dir: Mary Agnes Donoghue October 4 (wide) Cast: Don Johnson, Melanie Griffith, Elijah Woods Producers: Patrick Palmer, Scott Kroopf Screenplay: Mary Agnes Donoghue, based on Jean-Loup Hubert's 1987 film LE GRAND CHEMIN Start Date: 3/25/91, South Carolina Those remakes of French films continue unabated..... At least the Johnsons get to work together. They play a couple grieving over the loss of their own child when they asked to care for the child of a friend. Donoghue wrote BEACHES, this is her directorial debut. PASSED AWAY (Hollywood) April 10, 1992 Dir: Charlie Peters Cast: Bob Hoskins, William Petersen, Maureen Stapleton, Pamela Reed, Nancy Travis, Tim Curry, Peter Riegert, Blair Brown Producer: Larry Brezner Screenplay: Charlie Peters Start Date: 10/91, Pittsburgh Drama about four estranged siblings who gather for their father's funeral. PRINCESS OF MARS (Hollywood) 70mm Summer, 1993 Dir: John McTiernan Cast: Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts (tentative) Producers: Michael Engelberg, Andy Vajna Screenplay: Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio, Bob Gale Start Date: 6/92 Huge, huge film based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic science fiction story. Budget will likely be largest in Disney history. Mega-outlook. THE ROCKETEER 2.35 (Walt Disney) 70mm (SR) June 21 Dir: Joe Johnston Cast: Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin, Paul Sorvino, William Sanderson Producers: Lawrence Gordon, Charles Gordon, Lloyd Levin Screenplay: Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo D.P.:Hiro Narita Start Date: 9/10/90, Los Angeles, Santa Maria, CA. Negative Cost: $40 million A racing pilot who discovers a jet-powered backpack battles the Nazis in 1938. Based on the comic series of a few years ago. Campbell is a former soap-opera actor. Johnston last directed HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS. Connelly starred in LABYRINTH. Visual Effects in this Art-Deco themed film are from ILM, which has 100 people working on the film in motion control, animation, computer graphics, models stages camera and optical departments. Merchandising galore. Huge prospects. Score is by James Horner. Disney is distributing 26 70mm prints. All 35mm prints are in Dolby SR. RUN 1.85 (Hollywood) February 1 Rating: "R" Dir: Geoffrey Burrowes Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Kelly Preston, Ken Pogue, Christopher Lawford Producer: Raymond Wagner Screenplay: Dennis Shryack, Michael Blodgett D.P.: Bruce Surtees Start Date: 4/4/90, Vancouver Suspense story about a Harvard law student on a road trip who is falsely blamed for the death of a mob boss' only son. Production halted when Tracy Pollan was released from the film. After recasting, production three weeks behind schedule. Originally slated for September, then November, 1990 release. "...because your life depends on it!" SCENES FROM A MALL 1.85 (Touchstone) February 22 Rating: "R" Dir: Paul Mazursky Cast: Bette Midler, Woody Allen, Bill Irwin Producers: Paul Mazursky, Pato Guzman, Patrick McCormick Screenplay: Paul Mazursky Start Date: 6/11/90, New York, Stamford, CT, Los Angeles The couple are about to celebrate their fifteen wedding anniversary, but find their marriage tested by jealously, fear and misunderstandings. Filmed in Stamford Town Center of Connecticut and Beverly Center in LA. Rescheduled from 12/25/90. SHIPWRECKED 2.35 (Walt Disney) February 15 Rating: "PG" Dir: Nils Gaup Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Stien Smested, Louise Haigh Producer: John M. Jacobsen Screenplay: Nils Gaup, Bob Foss, Greg Dinner D.P.: Erling Thurmann-Andersen Start Date: 3/90, Fiji, Spain, U.K., Norway First English language film from the director of the stunning Lap 1988 Oscar nominee PATHFINDER. Story concerns young Norwegian boy who finds himself shipwrecked on a South Pacific island and Pirates about. Fine for young ones. SISTER ACT (Touchstone) 1992 Dir: Emile Ardolino Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, Kathy Najimy, Mary Wicks, Bill Nunn, Wendy Makkena, Joe Maher, Richard Portnow, Jenifer Lewis, Charlotte Crossley Producer: Scott Rudin Screenplay: Jim Cash, Jack Epps D.P.: Adam Greenberg Start Date: 9/20/91, Los Angeles, Reno, San Francisco Whoopi Goldberg gets to sing. She plays the ex-girlfriend of a mobster who is whisked into the witness protection program as a nun. In the convent she leads the nun's choir to national fame and the limelight, where naturally, she is vunerable to publicity and the wrath of her ex and his henchmen. Maggie Smith plays the Mother Superior.....This script was originally written as a vehicle for Bette Midler. Ardolino directed THREE MEN AND A LITTLE LADY. STEEPLECHASE (Hollywood) Fall, 1992 Dir: Patrick Hasburgh Cast: TBA Producer: TBA Screenplay: Patrick Hasburgh Start Date: 2/92 Sexy ski instructor tries to make it in the real world in this comedy. Also known as ASPEN. STRAIGHT TALK (Hollywood) April 3, 1992 Dir: Barnet Kellman Cast: Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Teri Hatcher, John Sayles, Jay thomas, Michael Madsen, Spaulding Gray, Charles Fleischer, Deirdre O'Connell Producer: Robert Chartoff, Fred Berner Screenplay: Patricia Resnick, Craig Bolotin D.P.: Peter Sova Start Date: 7/29/91, Chicago MURPHY BROWN director Kellman makes his feature debut with an intriguing casting match-up. Parton is a small-town woman who accidentally becomes a talk radio star (shrink) in the big city and captures the heart of the reporter assigned to profile her. SWING KIDS (Hollywood) Fall, 1992 Dir: Thomas Carter Cast: TBA Producers: Mark Gordon, John Manlius Screenplay: Jonathan Feldman Start Date: 1/92 Story of rebellious teenagers in Nazi Germany whose love for American swing music drives their passions against the tyranny. TRUE IDENTITY (Touchstone) 1.85 August 23 Rating: "R" Dir: Charles Lane Cast: Lenny Henry, Charles Lane, Anne-Marie Johnson, Frank Langella, J.T. Walsh, Andreas Katsulas, Ruth Brown, Peggy Lipton, James Earl Jones Producers: Carol Baum, Teri Schwartz Screenplay: Andy Breckman D.P.: Tom Ackerman Start Date: 11/12/90, Los Angeles, New York Hot British comic Henry makes his American feature debut in this silly comedy about a black man who disguises himself as a white assassin in order to expose a corrupt businessman. Lane directed the acclaimed silent, B&W film SIDEWALK STORIES. UNTITLED TAYLOR HACKFORD FILM (Hollywood) May 22, 1992 Dir: Taylor Hackford Cast: Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Damian Chapa, E.J. Castillo, Roxann Biggs, Tom Wilson, Karmin Murcelo, Victor Rivers, Jenny Gago, Carlos Carrasco, Geoffrey Rivas, Danny Trejo, Victor Mohica, Noah Verduzco, Delroy Lindo, Tom Towles, Cing Rhames Producer: Taylor Hackford, Jerry Gershwin, Stratton Leopold Screenplay: Jimmy Santiago, Jeremy Iacone D.P.: Gabriel Beristain Start Date: 5/6/91, Los Angeles, San Quentin Epic production of the genesis of the Mexican-American "mafia". A.K.A. BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT. V.I. WARSHAWSKI (Hollywood) 1.85 July 26 Dir: Jeff Kanew Cast: Kathleen Turner, Charles Durning, Jay O. Sanders, Angela Goethals, Stephen Meadows, Frederick Coffin Producer: Jeffrey Lurie Screenplay: David Aaron Cohen D.P.: Jan Kiesser Start Date: 11/5/90, Chicago, Los Angeles Turner gets her first solo starring role as a Chicago detective. Kanew directed TROOP BEVERLY HILLS. Formerly titled sans initials. WHAT ABOUT BOB? 1.85 (Touchstone) May 17 Rating: "PG" Dir: Frank Oz Cast: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo, Tom Aldrich Producer: Laura Ziskin Screenplay: Tom Schulman D.P.: Michael Ballhaus Start Date: 8/27/90, New York, Virginia Negative Cost: $35 million An extremely neurotic man takes desparate measures when his psychiatrist leaves on an extended vacation. Schulman won an Oscar for writing DEAD POETS SOCIETY. Moved up from a May 24th release. Terrific advanced notices. WHO DISCOVERED ROGER RABBIT (Touchstone) Christmas 1993 Dir: Rob Minkoff Cast: Voice of Charles Fleischer, TBA This prequel to the 1988 smash hit WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT will tell us just how Roger and the voluptuous Jessica got hooked up in the first place. WHITE FANG 1.85 (Walt Disney) January 18 Rating: "PG" Dir: Randal Kleiser Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ethan Hawke, Seymour Cassel, James Remar Producer: Marykay Powell Screenplay: Jeanne Rosenberg, David Fallon, based on Jack London's novel D.P.: Tony Pierce-Roberts Start Date: 2/26/90, Haines, AK Hawke (DEAD POETS SOCIETY, DAD, EXPLORERS) goes to Alaska to handle his late father's gold claim. Brandauer shows him the ropes. Meets a wolf-dog. Share adventures. Terrific family film. Music by Basil Poledouris. "In the wilderness the greatest adventure of all is survival." WILD HEARTS CAN'T BE BROKEN 1.85 (Walt Disney) May 24 Rating: "G" Dir: Steve Miner Cast: Cliff Robertson, Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling Producer: Matt Williams Screenplay: Matt Williams, Oley Sassone D.P.: Daryn Okada Start Date: 9/17/90, South Carolina True story of Sonora Webster, a stunt rider at the famed Steel Pier of Atlantic City. She continued to perform after an accident left her permanently blind. Cannon ------ AMERICAN KICKBOXER Dir: Frans Nel Cast: John Barrett, Keith Vitali, Brad Morris, Terry Norton, Ted LePlatt Producer: Anant Singh Start Date: 2/90, South Africa A kickboxer finds himself in a fight against the kickboxing sportsman of the year to save his half-brother's honor and his own. FIFTY-FIFTY September 6 (regional) Dir: Charles Martin Smith Cast: Peter Weller, Robert Hays Producers: Maurice Singer, Raymond Wagner Start Date: 10/90, Malaysia, Rome American mercenaries are hired by the CIA to overthrow a small island nation in the South China Sea. Filmed in Malaysia and Rome. THE HITMAN October 25 (wide) Rating: "R" for strong gangster violence, and for language Dir: Aaron Norris Cast: Chuck Norris, Al Waxman, Michael Parks Producer: Don Carmody Screenplay: Robert Geoffrion, Don Carmody D.P.: Joao Fernandez Start Date: 12/19/90, Vancouver When mobs compete for control of the Montreal drug trade, a cop working for the Mafia ends up with three mobs and the police on his trail. Do I detect nepotism at work here? Norris finally gets to play a bad guy. Film gets class booking in LA, with the National, Hollywood Pacific and Universally Odious. HUMAN SHIELD November Rating: "R" War violence. Dir: Ted Post Cast: Michael Dudikoff Producers: Christopher Pearce, Elie Cohn, Boaz Davidson Start Date: 12/90, Israel An action film about an ex-Marine who tries to rescue his younger brother from terrorists in Iraq. NO PLACE TO HIDE Dir: Richard Danus Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Drew Barrymore, Martin Landau Producer: Alan Amiel Start Date: 5/90, Los Angeles A suspense film. RESCUE ME August (regional) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Arthur Alan Seidelman Cast: Michael Dudikoff Exec Producers: Jere Henshaw, David A. Smitas Producer: Richard Alfieri Screenplay: Mike Snyder Start Date: 2/4/91 A romantic comedy. TERMINAL BLISS Fall Dir: Jordan Alan Cast: Luke Perry Rich East-Coast kids have lots of sex and drugs. Perry is one of the stars of BEVERLY HILLS, 90210. YOUNG COMMANDOS March 22 Rating: "R" for war violence, and for language. Dir: Peter Manoogian Cast: Nick Cassavetes, Eric Douglas, Mike Norris, Tony Peck, Matthew Penn, James Ryan Producer: Harry Alan Towers Screenplay: Andrew Deutsch Start Date: 7/90, Africa Gee, all of those last names sound familiar..... Capitol Entertainment --------------------- A PAPER WEDDING 1.33 June 21 (NY) Dir: Michel Brault September 20 (LA) Cast: Genevieve Bujold, Manuel Aranguiz This 1990 Canadian feature has a theme similar to GREEN CARD, although it was made first. The glorious Ms. Bujold marries a Chilean political exile whose residence permit has expired. RIKYU January 18 (NY) Dir: Hiroshi Teshigahara Cast: Rentaro Mikuni, Tsutomo Yamazaki Drama set in 16th-Century Japan which chronicles the relationship between a warlord (Yamazaki) and his spiritual mentor (Mikuni). Teshigahara directed WOMAN IN THE DUNES. Capstone Films -------------- UNDERTOW September 18 (NY) Rating: None Dir: Thomas Mazziotti Cast: Peter Dobson, Burtt Harris, Erica Gimpel Producers: Burtt Harris, Thomas Mazziotti Screenplay: Thomas Mazziotti, based on the play "Raw Youth" Well-reviewed drama about ex-convict who tries to entrap a gay congressman. Castle Hill ----------- ALLIGATOR EYES February 15 (NY) Rating: "R" Dir: John Feldman Cast: Annabelle Larsen, Roger Kabler, Mary McLain, Allen McCullough A psychological road thriller about three friends who meet a mysterious blind woman on their way from New York to North Carolina. OPENING NIGHT May 17 (NY) Rating: "R" Dir: John Cassavetes Cast: Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart, Zohra Lampert, John Cassavetes Producer: Al Ruban Screenplay: John Cassavetes The late John Cassavetes' drama about an aging actress (Rowlands) thrown into a midlife crisis by the death of one of her adoring fans. NY Premiere as part of the John Cassavetes Film Retrospective at Cinema 1. Film was test-booked 13 years ago in Los Angeles but pulled after a week by Cassavetes and never released. PRAYER OF THE ROLLERBOYS August 30 (regional) Rating: "R" Dir: Rick King Cast: Corem Haim, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Collet, J.C. Quinn Producer: Robert Mickelson Screenplay: W. Peter Iliff This teen-themed futuristic film concerns the little guy against the fascist ruling class, only this time on rollerblades. Small film has received some surprisingly decent notices, particularly in London. REUNION 2.35 March 15 (NY) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Jerry Schatzberg Cast: Jason Robards, Christien Anholt, Samuel West Producer: Anne Francois Screenplay: Harold Pinter, based on Fred Uhlman's novel D.P.: Bruno de Keyser A man returns to Germany after 55 years to renew a friendship that began during the Nazi era. "Their friendship should have lasted a lifetime..." STRANGERS IN GOOD COMPANY 1.66 May 10 Rating: "PG" Dir: Cynthia Scott Cast: Alice Diabo, Constance Garneau, Winifred Holden, Cissy Meddings, Mary Meigs, Catherine Roche, Michelle Sweeney, Beth Webber Producer: David Wilson Film concerns a group of older women who are stranded at a deserted farmhouse far from civilization. Cinecom ------- ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD February 8 (NY) Rating: "PG" February 22 (LA) Dir: Tom Stoppard Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Ian Richardson, Joanna Miles, Donald Sumpter, Iain Glen Producers: Emmanuel Azenberg, Michael Brandman Screenplay: Tom Stoppard D.P.: Peter Biziou Start Date: 1/8/90, Zagreb, Yugoslavia Stoppard adapts his acclaimed play to the big screen. Top cast. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for Best Picture. Cinetel ------- DEADLY SURVEILLANCE Dir: Paul Ziller Cast: Michael Ironside Screenplay: Paul Ziller An action thriller. Cinevista --------- BLACK LIZARD 2.35 September 18 (NY) Dir: Kinji Kujasaku Cast: Akihiro Maruyama, Isao Kimura, Yukio Mishima American Premiere of this film that has been described as a "Japanese Valley of the Dolls" is at New York's fab Film Forum. FOREVER MARY April 19 (NY) Dir: Marco Risi Cast: Michele Placido, Alessandro di Sanzo, Claudio Amendola, Francesco Benigno Drama about a teacher at a Sicilian juvenile detention center who tries to protect the children from the sadistic guards and staff. In Italian with English subtitles. Circle Releasing ---------------- THE KILLER 1.85 April 12 (NY) Dir: John Woo Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Sally Yeh, Danny Lee Crime thriller set in Hong Kong where a hitman is assigned to one last job. In Chinese, with English subtitles. No one under 17 is admitted to this critically accaimed, incredibly violent film. Columbia -------- BOYZ N THE HOOD 1.85 July 12 Rating: "R" Dir: John Singleton Cast: Larry Fishburne, Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr. Producer: Steve Nicoliadis Screenplay: John Singleton Start Date: 10/8/90, Los Angeles Feature debut from USC film school grad Singleton. Being shown "Un Certain Regard" at the Cannes Film Festival. "Welcome to the 'Hood. South Central L.A." BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA August 14, 1992 Dir: Francis Ford Coppola Cast: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Sadie Frost Producer: Chuck Mulvehill, Fred Fuchs Screenplay: Jim Hart D.P.: Michael Ballhaus Start Date: 10/14/91, Los Angeles A very visual production of the classic tale, filmed entirely on the lot at Columbia Studios once HOOK vacated the premises. This will be based on the original "Dracula" story, rather than the play or the Bela Lugosi film. There are 60 sets and 175 special effects shots. All the effects will be done in camera, rather than at with blue screens. Magicians, mirrors and trapdoors will replace optical houses. CITY SLICKERS (Castle Rock) 1.85 June 7 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Ron Underwood Cast: Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, Jack Palance, Kyle Secor, Helen Slater, Josh Mostel, David Paymer, Phil Lewis Producer: Irby Smith Exec Producer: Billy Crystal Screenplay: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel D.P.: Dean Semler Start Date: 9/11/90, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, NM, Durango, CO Comedy about three friends from L.A. who go on a cattle drive from Montana to Wyoming. Talk about tenderfeet! "Yesterday they were businessmen. Today they're cowboys. Tomorrow they'll be walking funny". Opens at London's Odeon Leicester Square flagship on October 4. DOUBLE IMPACT 1.85 August 9 Dir: Sheldon Lettich Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme Producer: Ashok Amritraj Screenplay: Sheldon Lettich, Steve Mearson, Peter Krikes D.P.: Richard H. Kline Start Date: 11/4/90, Hong Kong Van Damme plays twin brothers who take on the Chinese mafia to avenge the murder of their parents and reclaim their absconded inheritance. FALLING FROM GRACE Straight to Video Rating: "PG-13" Dir: John Mellencamp Cast: John Mellencamp, Mariel Hemingway, Kay Lenz, Claude Akins Screenplay: Larry McMurtry D.P.: Victor Hammer Start Date: 7/23/90, Seymour, IN Rocker Mellencamp goes to the silver screen in this semi-autobiographical drama about a musician trying to deal with his success while living in his small, Midwestern hometown. Delayed to 1992 to coincide with his new album. Formerly titled SOUVENIRS. A FEW GOOD MEN (Castle Rock) Christmas 1992 Dir: Rob Reiner Cast: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Keifer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon Producers: David Brown, Andrew Scheinman, Rob Reiner Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, based on his play D.P. Bob Richardson Start Date: 10/21/91, Los Angeles, Washington DC Negative Cost: $40 million Wow. The stage play comes to the big screen with very impressive credentials. Nicholson works only 10 days for a whopping $500,000 per. GLADIATORS March 6, 1992 Dir: Rowdy Herrington Cast: James Marshall, Cara Buono, Robert Loggia, Ossie Davis, Cuba Gooding Sr., Brian Dennehy Producer: Steve Roth Screenplay: Nicholas Kazan, Lyle Kessler D.P.: Tak Fujimoto Start Date: 1/21/91, Chicago Marshall of TWIN PEAKS fame plays a young, working-class boxer. Herrington last directed ROAD HOUSE. Kazan wrote REVERSAL OF FORTUNE. Fiklm was screened August 22 at the Culver Theatre in LA. It scored 85% in the top two boxes. The target audiences (males and females under 21) scored 93% with a definite recommend of 75%. Those are excellent figures. HARD PROMISES 1992 Rating: "PG" Dir: Martin Davidson & Lee Grant Cast: Sissy Spacek, William Petersen, Brian Kerwin, Mare Winningham, Jeff Perry, Rip Torn, Shirley Knight Producer: Cindy Chvatal Screenplay: Julie Selbo D.P.: Andrzej Bartkowiak Start Date: 10/1/90, Austin, TX HERO Christmas, 1992 Dir: Stephen Frears Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Andy Garcia, Geena Davis Producer: Laura Ziskin Screenplay: David Peoples Start Date: 10/30/91, Los Angeles, Chicago HEXED Fall 1992 Dir: Alan Spencer Cast: Arye Gross, Claudia Christian HONEYMOON IN VEGAS July 31, 1992 Dir: Andrew Bergman Cast: James Caan, Nicholas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Noriyuki (Pat) Morita, Anne Bancroft, Peter Boyle, Seymour Cassel, Lainie Kazan Producer: Mike Lobell Screenplay: Andrew Bergman D.P.: William A. Fraker Start Date: 8/19/91, Las Vegas, New York, LA, Kauai New York private detective overcomes his fear of commitment and flies to Las Vegas to get married. Then thinks go awry.... Bergman wrote and directed THE FRESHMAN. Kazan plays the role she has perfected...a Yenta. THE INNER CIRCLE December 25 (limited) Dir: Andrei Konchalovsky Cast: Tom Hulce, Lolita Davidovitch, Bob Hoskins Producer: Claudio Bonivente, in association with Mosfilm Screenplay: Andrei Konchalovsky, Anatoly Usov D.P.: Ennio Guarnieri Start Date: 8/20/90, Moscow Reportedly the first major film to shoot inside the Kremlin walls, this prestige project by expatriate Konchalovsky depicts Hulce as Ivan Sanshin, who is thrust into Stalin's inner circle when he becomes his personal projectionist. Formerly titled THE PROJECTIONIST. INTO THE WOODS Christmas 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Exec. Producer: Brian Henson Producers: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Patrick Duncan Kenworthy Screenplay: TBA Start Date: late 1992 Zadan anticipates a $30 million budget on this big-screen adaptation of the Tony-winning musical. It will be co-produced by Jim Henson Productions and will feature live action mixed with Henson puppets. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine will consult on the production. Filming will be either in Los Angeles or London. LATE FOR DINNER (Castle Rock) September 20 Rating: "PG" Dir: W.D. Richter Cast: Brian Winner, Peter Berg, Marcia Gay Marden, Colleen Flynn, Peter Gallagher, Bo Brundin Producers: W.D. Richter, Dan Lupovitz Screenplay: Mark Andrus D.P.: Peter Sova Start Date: 3/5/90, Santa Fe, Los Angeles This film, from Castle Rock Entertainment, is a time-travel comedy about unbreakable bonds of family and friendship. A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN June 19, 1992 Dir: Penny Marshall Cast: Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Lori Petty, Madonna, Tracy Reiser, Ann Cusack, Megan Cavanagh, Rosie O'Donnell, Bitty Schram, Renee Coleman, Freddie Simpson, Anne Elizabeth Ramsay, David Strathairn, Jon Lovitz, Garry K. Marshall Producers: Robert Greenhut, Elliot Abbott Screenplay: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel D.P.: Miroslav Ondricek Start Date: 7/10/91, Chicago, Evansville IN, Cooperstown NY Negative Cost: $34 million Hanks manages an all-female baseball team. But can Madonna handle a real chaw? Geena Davis replaced Debra Winger who was unhappy with the "stunt casting" of Ms. Ciccone. Marshall's last film was the highly-decorated AWAKENINGS. MACHINE GUN KELLY 1992 Dir: Marek Kanievska Cast: William Baldwin Producer: Sam Arkoff Screenplay: Michael Werb, Anna Hamilton-Phelan Start Date: 10/91, Texas, Kansas Will the old producing master of B-movies move up a letter in the alphabet? Baldwin last scored big in BACKDRAFT. MEN OF RESPECT January 18 Rating: "R" Dir: William Reilly Cast: John Tuturro, Katherine Borowitz, Dennis Farina, Peter Boyle, Stanley Tucci, Steven Wright, Rod Steiger Producer: Ephraim Horowitz Screenplay: William Reilly A drama about a New York City crime family. "You only respect what you fear". MIDKNIGHT 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: Michael Jackson Exec. Producer: Anton Furst Screenplay: Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson Start Date: 1992 The Gloved One focuses on another aspect of his multi-media Sony MegaDeal. MO' MONEY July 10, 1992 Dir: Peter Macdonald Cast: Damon Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Joe Santos, John Diehl, Harry J. Lennix Producer: Michael Rachmil Screenplay: Damon Wayans D.P.: Don Burgess Start Date: 7/8/91, Chicago Negative Cost: $14.5 million If that title sounds familiar, then you must watch "In Living Color". One of the Wayans brothers has extended the concepts of the skits into a feature-length script. "A film about a man who shoulda' left home without it". MORTAL THOUGHTS 1.85 April 19 Dir: Alan Rudolph Cast: Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Glenne Headly, John Pankow, Harvey Keitel Producers: John Fiedler, Mark Tarlov Exec Producers: Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin (New Visions) Screenplay: William Reilly, Claude Kervin D.P.: Elliot Davis Start Date: 2/20/90, Resumed 3/7/90, New Jersey Suspense comedy about two women who get involved in a murder cover-up. Rudolph's last film was the delightful LOVE AT LARGE. MR. SATURDAY NIGHT (Castle Rock) October 9, 1992 Dir: Billy Crystal Cast: Billy Crystal, David Paymer, Julie Warner Producer: Billy Crystal Screenplay: Lowell Hanz, Babaloo Mandel D.P.: Don Peterman Start Date: 11/7/91, Los Angeles, New York Billy makes his directorial debut directing himself. New Line International handles the foreign markets. MY GIRL November 27 Rating: "PG" Dir: Howard Zieff Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macauley Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Griffin Dunne Producer: Brian Grazer Screenplay: Laurice Elehwany, Barbara Benedek D.P.: Paul Elliot Start Date: 1/21/91, Florida The daughter of an undertaker must come to terms with matters of life and death. Culkin is receiving $1 million for this role, although that figure was negotiated before HOME ALONE was released. Formerly titled BORN JAUNDICED and I AM WOMAN. Film was tested in early August at Cineplex 900 North Michigan Ave. Theatre in Chicago. It scored 82% in the top two boxes. The target under-25 group was 88% with a definite recommend of 60%. Filmmakers successfully appealed a PG-13 rating down to a PG. Many fans of young Mr. Culkin may be shocked by the ending... THE PICKLE September 11, 1992 Dir: Paul Mazursky Cast: Danny Aiello, Shelley Winters, Dyan Cannon, Jerry Stiller, Chris Penn, Ally Sheedy, Barry Miller, Griffin Dunne, Little Richard, Paul Mazursky Producer: Paul Mazursky Screenplay: Paul Mazursky Start Date: 9/23/91, New York, Los Angeles Aiello plays a director in the midst of previewing his new film. Is this autobiographical? POETIC JUSTICE Fall, 1992 Dir: John Singleton Second film from the acclaimed young director of BOYZ 'N THE HOOD. THE PRINCE OF TIDES December 20 Rating: "R" A scene of sex-related violence and strong language. Dir: Barbra Streisand Cast: Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, Blythe Danner, Kate Nelligan, Jeroen Krabbe, Jason Gould Producer: Barbra Streisand Screenplay: Beck Johnson, Pat Conroy, based on Conroy's novel D.P.: Stephen Goldblatt Start Date: 6/18/90, New York Negative Cost: $30 million Babs' first directing job since YENTL in 1983 concerns a Southern high school teacher and a New York psychiatrist. Oh yes, she's not the southerner.... Advanced word is wonderful, particularly for Nolte. Research screening audience at LA's Culver Theatre in early August gave it 100% above Very Good for males under 30 and 96% for females! The definite recommend was 80%. Delayed from September release. Music is by James Newton Howard (Bab's old beau). RADIO FLYER 2.35 70mm February 14, 1992 Dir: Richard Donner Cast: Elijah Wood, Joseph Mazzello, Lorraine Bracco, John Heard, Adam Baldwin, Rhea Perlman Producers: Lauren Schuler-Donner, Richard Donner Exec Producers: Michael Douglas, Rick Bieber, David Mickey Evans Screenplay: David Mickey Evans D.P.: Laszlo Kovacs Start Date: 6/18/90, halted 6/25/90, resumed 10/3/90, L.A., Novato, Sonora, CA. Negative Cost: $30 million. Infamous production from first-time scripter Evans, whose initial deal included big bucks and directing chores. Production shuttered after it became apparent he couldn't direct. Rosanna Arquette was paid off on her play-or-pay contract. Donner brought in...rewrites done. Evans gets an exec producer credit. This story is of two brothers who build a kind of flying machine to escape their abusive lives. Now we'll see if a red wagon can fly! Visual flying effects from Zoran Perisic's Oscar-winning Zoptic system used so effectively in SUPERMAN. Additional Visual Effects from Apogee Productions. From Stonebridge Entertainment. Postponed from July 12 due to being behind schedule. Promotional partners Dairy Queen and Kraft Marshmallows were very upset. Columbia reimbursed DQ some $2 million for expenses on the aborted promotion. After languishing with a "Fall" release date, Columbia has decided on President's Day weekend 1992. REMAINS OF THE DAY Christmas 1992(limited) Dir: Mike Nichols Cast: Jeremy Irons Screenplay: Harold Pinter RETURN TO THE BLUE LAGOON 1.85 August 2 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: William A. Graham Cast: Milla Jovovich, Brian Krause, Lisa Pelikan Exec Producer: Randal Kleiser Screenplay: Leslie Stevens D.P.: Robert Steadman Start Date: 6/7/90, Taveuni, Fiji A nationwide search for a teens who look good in loincloths was necessary for this one, folks. The son of the characters portrayed by Chris Atkins and Brooke Shields in the first film is about to be rescued from the island when the ship sinks. This time he is stranded with a teenaged girl and her dying mother. Oy. Shot in Super-1.85. SINGLE WHITE FEMALE May 15, 1992 Dir: Barbet Schroeder Cast: Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven R. Weber, Peter Friedman, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michele Farr, Tara Karsian, Christina Capetillo, Johnny Dapolito Producer: Barbet Schroeder Screenplay: Don Roos, based on John Lutz' novel "Single White Female Seeks the Same" D.P.: Luciano Tovoli Start Date: 7/8/91, Los Angeles, New York Negative Cost: $15.8 million. After the triumph of REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, Schroeder tackles even more risque material. The title SWF places an ad for a roommate and later regrets it... THE SPIRIT OF '76 March 8 (NY) Rating: "PG-13" "Three visitors from the future just made an embarassing discovery. Our past." "Don't pretend you can't remember." STEPHEN KING'S SLEEPWALKERS April 10, 1992 Dir: Mick Garris Cast: Alice Krige, Brian Krause, Madchen Amick, Ron Perlman, Jim Haynie, Lyman Ward, Cindy Pickett, Dan Martin, Glenn Shadix Producers: Mark Victor, Michael Grais, Nabeel Zahid Screenplay: Stephen King Start Date: 6/24/91 Negative Cost: $15 million This supernatural horror flick wrapped production on 9/4/91 and features visual effects from John Dykstra's Apogee Productions. Creature effects are from Tony Gardner's Alterian Studios. Music is by Nicholas Pike. STONE COLD 1.85 May 17 Rating: "R" For strong violence, language and sensuality. Recut from "NC-17". Dir: Craig R. Baxley Cast: Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe, Sam McMurray, Arabella Holbeg Producer: Yoram Ben Ami Screenplay: Walter Doniger, Howard Cushnir D.P.: Alexander Gruszynski Start Date: 6/4/90, Mobile, New Orleans, Jackson, Biloxi, MS "The Boz" makes his feature debut in this story about an undercover G-Man ina case involving an outlaw banker bent on assassinating a high-ranking government official. Formerly titled THE BROTHERHOOD. THE TAKING OF BEVERLY HILLS October 11 Rating: "R" Dir: Sidney J. Furie Cast: Ken Wahl, Matt Frewer, Harley Jane Kozak, Robert Davi Producer: Graham Henderson Screenplay: Rick Natkin, David Fuller, David J. Burke A cop goes to the aid of Beverly Hills' rich and famous when they are victimized by a plan to steal $1 billion. Frewer is Max Headroom. From Nelson Films. UNDER SUSPICION 2.35 February 7, 1992 Dir: Simon Moore Cast: Patrick Bergin, Laura San Giacomo Producer: Brian Eastman Screenplay: Simon Moore Start Date: 2/18/91, London This story is set in London of the late 30's. An amoral divorce detective, whose wife helps him establish fake adultery cases, turns out to be the chief suspect when his wife is slain. Bergin (MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON) was last seen as the nutso husband in SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY. San Giacomo (SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE) was Holly Hunter's sister in ONCE AROUND. Formerly titled THE OTHER WOMAN. Opened in London in September to very positive notices. YEAR OF THE COMET (Castle Rock) 1992 Dir: Peter Yates Cast: Penelope Ann Miller, Timothy Daly, Louis Jourdan, Art Malik, Robert Hardy, Julia McCarthy, Timothy Bentinck, Ian McNeice, Arturo Venegas, Chapman Roberts, Nick Brimble, Andrew Robertson, Shane Rimmer, David Bamber, Martin Benson Producer: Nigel Wooll Screenplay: William Goldman D.P.: Roger Pratt Start Date: 5/27/91, Scotland, England, France No, it isn't a science-fiction extravaganza, it's an adventure. Yates gave us such features as BULLITT, THE DEEP and, dare I say it, KRULL. Expanded Entertainment ---------------------- THE BRITISH ANIMATION INVASION March 1 A compilation of top-notch animated shorts from the U.K. TOO OUTRAGEOUS ANIMATION Another compilation of animated shorts. Four Seasons ------------ PERFECTLY NORMAL 1.85 February 15 (NY) Rating: "R" For language and a scene of sensuality. Dir: Yves Simoneau Cast: Robbie Coltrane, Michael Riley, Deborah Duchene, Kenneth Walsh Producer: Michael Burns Screenplay: Eugene Lipinski, Paul Quarrington Comedy about what happens to a man when he meets someone who urges him to act on his dreams. Coltrane was one of the NUNS ON THE RUN. "Ever meet someone...who could talk you into anything?" Four Square Prods. ------------------ KILLER TOMATOES EAT FRANCE Spring, 1992 Dir: John DeBello Cast: John Astin, Marc Price, Angela Visser Another Killer Tomatoes film, this time shot on location in Paris and environs. Fries Entertainment ------------------- PRINCES IN EXILE February 22 (NY) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Giles Walker Cast: Zachary Ansley, Nicholas Shields, Stacy Mistysyn, Alexander Chapman, Chuck Shamata Producer: John Dunning Screenplay: Joe Wiesenfel, based on Mark Shreiber's novel A Canadian film about teenagers coming of age has a twist...the protagonist and most of the friends he makes at a special summer camp are young cancer victims. From the National Film Board of Canada. "Meet the heirs to an empty throne." Greycat Films ------------- THE BACHELOR Cast: Keith Carradine, Miranda Richardson, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Max von Sydow Producer: Mario Orfini Carradine plays a man of privilege who can't decide what to do with his life. Richardson plays a dual role in this Italian film. THE DARK BACKWARD July 26 (NY) Dir: Adam Rifkin October 18 (wide) Cast: Judd Nelson, Bill Paxton, Wayne Newton, Lara Flynn Boyle, James Caan, Rob Lowe Producer: Brad Wyman, Cassian Elwes Screenplay: Adam Rifkin Black comedy about a no-talent comedian (Nelson) who briefly attains fame because of *very* odd circumstance. Dismal boxoffice performance in exclusive NY bow at the Quad Theatre does not bode well, although virtually no promotion was used. THE HORSEPLAYER Dir: Kurt Voss NOIR ET BLANC May 24 (NY) Dir: Claire Devers Cast: Francis Frappat, Jacques Martial Screenplay: Claire Devers, adapted from a Tennessee Williams story French film about the sado-masochistic relationship between a timid accountant and a black masseur. Should do very well when it opens in Greenwich Village. In French with English subtitles. RESIDENT ALIEN Dir: Jonathan Nossiter October 18 (NY) Cast: Quentin Crisp, John Hurt, Sting, Holly Woodlawn, Fran Leibowitz Documentary about Quentin Crisp. World Premiere engagement at Manhattan's Angelika Film Center. STAGES Fall (LA) Dir: Randy Thompson First film from this Seattle director concerns comedians on the road. It will be retitled. 1000 PIECES OF GOLD September 27 (NY) This American Playhouse film is the story of a Chinese woman facing hardships and discrimination as an indentured servant in the old west. It has received regional releases, including 10 weeks at the Metro in Seattle and a good booking at the Opera Plaza in San Francisco. It opens at Coolidge's Corner in Boston in September and then in New York. Hemdale ------- BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS September Rating: "PG-13" Cast: Rip Torn BRIGHT ANGEL 1.85 Rating: "R" Dir: Michael Fields Cast: Lili Taylor, Dermot Mulroney, Valerie Perrine, Bill Pullman, Burt Young, Sam Shepard Love in a small Montana town. Based on two short stories by Richard Ford. COLLISION COURSE Fall Cast: Jay Leno, Pat Morita COMPLEX WORLD early Fall Dir: James Wolpaw HIGHWAY TO HELL Fall Dir: Ate de Jong IMPROMPTU 1.85 April 12 (limited) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: James Lapine Cast: Judy Davis, Hugh Grant, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Julian Sands Producers: Stuary Oken, Daniel A. Sherkow Screenplay: Sarah Kernochan D.P.: Bruno De Keyzer Period piece centered on the relationship between cross-dressing writer George Sand and flamboyant composer Frederic Chopin. Davis is George Sand, Grant is Frederic Chopin, Patinkin is Alfred DeMusset, Peters is Marie D'Agoult, Sands is Franz Liszt. Great advanced word on this oft-delayed release. "He's about to fall in love with the most scandalous woman of his time." THE LEGEND OF WOLF MOUNTAIN 1992 Dir: Craig Clyde Cast: Bo Hopkins, Robert Z'Dar, David Shark, Don Shanks, Nicole Lund, Natalie Lund, Vivian Schilling, Mickey Rooney Producer: Bryce Fillmore Screenplay: Craig Clyde LOVE AND MURDER Rating: "R" Language. PRIMARY MOTIVE Dir: Daniels Adams Cast: Judd Nelson, John Savage, Sally Kirkland, Jose Ferrer Producer: Tom Gruenberg Screenplay: Daniel Adams, William Snowden D.P.: John Drake Start Date: 4/22/91, Luxembourg, Boston REEFER AND THE MODEL Dir: Joe Comerford REQUIEM FOR DOMINIC 1.85 April 19 (NY) Rating: "R" Dir: Robert Dornhelm Cast: August Schmolzer, Felix Mitterer, Viktoria Schubert, Angelica Schutz Docudrama about director Dornhelm's return to his native Romania during the 1989 revolution to rescue his childhood friend, Dominic, who was accused of killing 80 of his colleagues. In German with English subtitles. THE TALE OF RUBY ROSE Rating: "PG" Dir: Roger Scholes IFEX ---- CITY ZERO 1.66 March 22 (NY) Dir: Karen Shakhnazarov Cast: Leonid Filatov, Oleg Basilashvili, Vladimir Menshov, Armen Djigarkhanian Screenplay: Karen Shakhnazarov, Alexander Borodyansky D.P.: Nikolai Nemolyayev Satire of life in post-Glasnost Russia follows a Moscow engineer who becomes stranded on a business trip and is thrust into a series of macabre events. Winner of Best Film, Chicago International Film Festival. IMAX ---- AT THE MAX 70mm IMAX October 18 Dir: Julien Temple, Roman Kroitor, David Douglas, Noel Archambault Cast: The Rolling Stones Exec. Producers: Michael Cohl, Andre' Picard Negative Cost: $10 million The concert film of the Stones' Steel Wheels and Urban Jungles tours from 1990 in the 70mm large-frame IMAX format. The 89 minute film is the first feature in the format. It will open at some of the domestic IMAX and OMNIMAX screens. The suggested ticket price will be $12 - $15. European and Asian engagements will commence in the Spring of 1992. There are 74 permanent IMAX and OMNIMAX theatres in the world. Apparently IMAX is having great difficulty getting the theatres to book this film since a lot of them are associated with educational and research institutions and they feel a Stones concert film would not be appropriate. The California Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles has booked the film. Interama -------- HERDSMEN OF THE SUN May 8 (NY) Dir: Werner Herzog 1988 documentary about Herzog's visit with the Wodaabe nomads of the southern Sahara gets its first American exposure at the fab Film Forum. In English and Peul with English subtitles. It runs 52 minutes. Interstar --------- HIGHLANDER II: THE QUICKENING November 1 Dir: Russell Mulcahy Cast: Christopther Lambert, Sean Connery This turkey finally gets a theatrical release in the U.S. through new distributor Interstar. It will probably be a quick playoff then on to Showtime and home video. I.R.S. Media ------------- BLOOD & CONCRETE, A LOVE STORY September 13 (NY) Rating: "R" September 20 (LA) Dir: Jeffrey Reiner Cast: Billy Zane, Jennifer Beals, Darren McGavin, Harry Shearer, James Le Gros, Mark Pellegrino, Nicholas Worth Producer: Richard LaBrie Screenplay: Richard LaBrie, Jeffrey Reiner D.P.: Declan Quinn Start Date: 6/90, Los Angeles Detective searching for drug kingpin comes upon small-time car thief fighting for his life and his troubled singer-girlfriend. DECEMBER December 7 Dir: Gabe Torres Cast: Balthazar Getty, Brian Krause, Jason London, Wil Wheaton, Chris Young Screenplay: Gabe Torres Five prep school students debate whether to join the military a day after the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. DELUSION 2.35 June 7 Rating: "R" For Language and sensuality. Dir: Carl Colpaert Cast: Jim Meltzer, Jennifer Rubin, Kyle Secor, Robert Costanzo, Tracey Walter, Jerry Orbach Producer: Dan Hassid Screenplay: Carl Colpaert, Kurt Voss D.P.: Geza Sinkovics White collar criminal on the run comes upon car crash of a showgirl and her hitman-boyfriend. "She only wanted love. But money's better than nothing." ME, MYSELF AND I 1992 Dir: Pablo Ferro Cast: George Segal Screenplay: Julian Barry Start Date: 9/91, Los Angeles Screenwriter Barry won an Oscar for LENNY. RAGE AND HONOR 1992 Dir: Terrence Wink Less Cast: Cynthia Rothrock Screenplay: Terrence Wink Less MGM-Pathe --------- ALONE TOGETHER November 8 Dir: Chris Menges Cast: Goldie Hawn, Arliss Howard, Keith Carradine Hawn is a single mom living in Key West circa 1969. Her husband is a frazzled Vietnam vet. She works as a stripper, her son deals drugs. Anything to make ends meet.... Menges directed A WORLD APART. May get a title change. THE BABOON HEART 1992 Dir: Tony Bill Cast: TBA Screenplay: Tom Sierchio Start Date: 12/91 Madonna is aching to topline in this romantic drama about a New Jersey waitress who falls in love with a strange young man who hides the fact that he suffers with a very weak heart. Screenwriter used to deliver liquor to the director's house. COMPANY BUSINESS 1.85 September 6 (regional) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Nicholas Meyer Cast: Gene Hackman, Mikhail Baryshnikov Producer: Steven Charles-Jaffe Screenplay: Nicholas Meyer D.P.: Gerry Fisher Start Date: 3/19/90, Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, Washington, D.C. When a spy swap goes awry, a CIA man and a KGB man become friends and escape to Paris. Formerly titled DINOSAURS and PATRIOTS. Music by Michael Kamen. CRIMINALS Straight to Video Dir: Eugene Levy Cast: John Candy, Jim Belushi, Cybill Shepard, Sean Young, Ornella Muti, Richard Lewis, Giancarlo Giannini, Joe Flaherty Producer: Dino DeLaurentiis Screenplay: Charles Shyer, Nancy Meyers, based on 1960 film CRIMEN (...AND SUDDENLY IT'S MURDER), written by Rodolfo Sonego, Giorgio Arlorio, Stefano Strucchi, Luciano Vincenzoni, Oreste Biancoli D.P.: Giuseppe Rotunno Start Date: 2/20/91, Rome, Monte Carlo THE CUTTING EDGE early 1992 Dir: Paul Michael Glaser Cast: D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, Terry O'Quinn Producers: Robert Cort, Cynthia Sherman, Dean O'Brien Screenplay: Tony Gilroy D.P.: Elliot Davis Start Date: 4/8/91, Toronto A family film set against the 1992 Olympic figure skating competition. CRISSCROSS TBA Rating: "R" for language and drug-related scenes, and for brief but strong sensuality. CROOKED HEARTS September 13 (limited) Rating: "R" Dir: Michael Bortman Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Peter Coyote, Cincent D'Onofrio, Peter Berg, Julliette Lewis, Noah Wyle Producers: Rick Stevenson, Dale Pollock, Gil Friesen Screenplay: Michael Bortman D.P.: Tak Fujimoto A father's infidelity threatens the destruction of his family. "They smother you with love. Drive you to insanity. Shield you from the truth... ...What are families for?" DEAD WOOD 1993 Dir: TBA Producers: Richard Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck Screenplay: Pete Dexter Start Date: 1992, South Dakota Story is about the final days of Wild Bill Hickok. Dexter wrote the acclaimed PARIS TROUT and RUSH. DELIRIOUS 1.85 August 9 Dir: Tom Mankiewicz Cast: John Candy, Emma Samms, Mariel Hemingway, Renee Taylor Producers: Lawrence J. Cohen, Fred Freeman, Doug Claybourne Screenplay: Lawrence J. Cohen, Fred Freedman D.P.: Robert Stevens Start Date: 3/14/90, New York, Los Angeles Candy finally gets to play a romantic leading role in this twice delayed film. He plays the writer of a daytime soap "Beyond Our Dreams" who crosses over into a living nightmare. He is furious because the show's star (Samms), who is also the woman of his dreams may be canned and replaced by a dull and lifeless actress (Hemingway). In a fit of anger, he crashes his car. Upon awakening, Candy discovers that he has entered the very world of his soap opera, living in the town of Ashford Falls that he created for the soap! DIGGSTOWN RINGERS 1992 Dir: Michael Ritchie Cast: James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr., Oliver Platt Producer: Robert Schaffel Screenplay: Steven McKay Start Date: 12/1/91, Georgia, Louisiana FIRES WITHIN June 28 (Miami, San Antonio) Rating: "R" For sensuality and language Dir: Gillian Armstrong Cast: Greta Scacchi, Jimmy Smits, Vincent D'Onofrio Producers: Wallis Nicita, Lauren Lloyd Screenplay: Cynthia Cidre, Peter Barsocchini A woman struggles to find a new life after her husband is imprisoned by the Castro regime. Romantic drama is set in Miami's Cuban community. rmstrong directed HIGH TIDE. Title keeps bouncing between FIRES WITHIN and DISTANT SHORES. HARLEY DAVIDSON AND THE MARLBORO MAN (SR) August 23 Dir: Simon Wincer Cast: Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Robert Ginty, Chelsea Field Producer: Jere Henshaw Screenplay: Don Michael Paul D.P.: David Eggby Start Date: 10/29/90, Tucson, L.A., Las Vegas An "apocalyptic cowboy movie about two men trying to save a rock 'n roll club" slated for foreclosure circa 1966. Wincer last directed QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER. Once again Wincer uses anamorphics on his film. INDIAN RUNNER (SR) September 20 (limited) Dir: Sean Penn Cast: Viggo Mortensen, David Morse, Charles Bronson, Sandy Dennis Screenplay: Sean Penn Penn makes a fine directorial debut in this story of rivalry between two brothers, one a good guy, the other, not. Bronson and Dennis are the parents. LIEBESTRAUM September 13 (limited) Rating: "R" for strong sensuality and language. Dir: Michael Tuchner Cast: Kevin Anderson, Kim Novak, Pamela Gidley Producers: Eric Fellner, Mike Figgis, Mike Flynn Screenplay: Mike Figgis D.P.: Juan Ruiz-Anchia Start Date: 6/27/90, Binghamton, NY Thriller about a dying woman's recollections aboujt a love triangle she was involved in when first married. Memories have murderous consequences. Debuts at Boston Film Festival. Tuchner directed INTERNAL AFFAIRS. "A story of lust, murder and dreams." Word is good. LIFE STINKS July 26 Dir: Mel Brooks Cast: Mel Brooks. Lesley Ann Warren, Jeffrey Tambor, Stuart Pankin, Howard Morris, Teddy Wilson, Billy Barty, Rudy DeLuca Producer: Mel Brooks Screenplay: Mel Brooks, Rudy DeLucas, Steve Haberman D.P.: Steven Poster Start Date: 6/8/90, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $14 million Brooks stars as a billionaire forced to live with the street people of LA. THE MAN IN THE MOON October 4 (limited) Rating: "PG-13" October 25 (wide) Dir: Robert Mulligan Cast: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland, Reese Witherspoon, Jason London, Emily Warfield, Bentley Mitchum, Ernie Lively Producer: Mark Rydell Screenplay: Jenny Wingfield D.P.: Freddie Francis Start Date: 6/11/90, Louisiana Relationship of two teenage sisters is tested and later marred when they fall in love with the same 17-year-old boy. Opens in 15 markets...release widens slowly thorugh October and November. Advanced word is good, particularly the quality of the acting. Music is by James Newton Howard. NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER January 11 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Brian Gilbert Cast: Sally Field, Alfred Molinam, Sheila Rosenthal, Roshan Seth Producers: Harry J. Ufland, Mary Jane Ufland Screenplay: David W. Rintels D.P.: Peter Hannan Start Date: 2/18/90, Tel Aviv Sally Field plays an American mother whose life turns to Islamic terror when she visits Iran with her middle eastern husband. Based on a true story. Music is by Jerry Goldsmith. "In 1984, Betty Mahmoody's husband took his wife and daughter to meet his family in Iran. He swore they would be safe. They would be happy. They would be free to leave. He lied." OF MICE AND MEN 1992 Dir: Gary Sinise Cast: John Malkovich, Gary Sinise Prodicers: Russ Smith, Gary Sinise Screenplay: Horton Foote Start Date: 9/16/91, Los Angeles, Northern California New film version of the classic Steinbeck play by the folks who should be able to do it right. ONCE UPON A CRIME February, 1992 Cast: John Candy, Jim Belushi, Cybill Shepard, Sean Young A detective spoof. RICH IN LOVE 1992 Dir: Bruce Beresford Cast: Albert Finney, Piper Laurie, Jill Clayburgh, Suzy Amis, Kyle MacLachlan, Kathryn Erbe, Ethan Hawke, Alfre Woodard Producers: Richard Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck Screenplay: Alfred Uhry, based on Josephine Humphrey's novel Start Date: 9/8/91, Charleston SC A young girl struggles to find her identity. Reteaming of the creative team behind DRIVING MISS DAISY. RUSH December 25 Dir: Lili Fini Zanuck Cast: Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh Screenplay: Based on Kim Wozencraft's autobiographical novel Leigh is a cocaine-addicted undercover narc. This is Ms. Zanuck's directorial debut. She won an Oscar for co-producing DRIVING MISS DAISY. Post-production is at Skywalker Sound. Musical score is by Eric Clapton. RUSH may move a few days forward in December. SHATTERED 2.35 (SR) October 11 Rating: "R" Sensuality, language and violence. Dir: Wolfgang Petersen Cast: Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Corbin Bernsen Screenplay: Wolfgang Petersen, Andrew Birkin D.P.: Laszlo Kovacs Start Date: 2/12/90, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oregon Negative Cost: $22 million The director of DAS BOOT and ENEMY MINE adapts Richard Neely's erotic suspense novel to the screen. This independent production is about an amnesia victim whop must solve a murder and spy on his wife to uncover truth about his past. Formerly called THE PLASTIC NIGHTMARE. Last seen on the release schedule for June 14th. THELMA AND LOUISE 2.35 (SR) May 24 Rating: "R" Dir: Ridley Scott Cast: Susan Sarandon, Geena David, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Christopher McDonald, Stephen Tobolowsky Producers: Ridley Scott, Mimi Polk, Dean O'Brien Screenplay: Callie Khouri D.P.: Adrian Biddle Start Date: 6/11/90, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Moab, UT Comedy about a waitress and a housewife who take a road trip which turns into a frantic adventure. Excellent advanced word. Delayed due to MGM-Pathe's financial problems. "Somebody said 'get a life'...so they did". TIME BOMB September 27 Rating: "R" (St. Louis, KC) Dir: Avi Nesher Cast: Michael Biehn, Patsy Kensit, Richard Jordan, Tracy Scoggins Producer: Raffaela De Laurentiis Start Date: 5/90 Biehn is a brainwashed former CIA assassin, currently a watchmaker. Kensit is his doctor. The body count is high in this one as they try to stop an assassination in LA while other operatives gun for him. Nesher is a former Israeli Special Forces man. Word is excellent. THE VAGRANT early 1992 Dir: Chris Walas Cast: Marshall Bell, Bill Paxton, Michael Ironside, Mitzi Kapture, Colleen Camp, Stuart Pankin, Patrika Darbo, Teddy Wilson, Mark McClure, Derek Loughran Producer: Gillian Richardson Walas Screenplay: Richard Jefferies D.P.: Jack Wallner Start Date: 3/18/91, Phoenix Contemporary black comedy about a homeless man who terrorizes the new owner of a house he formerly occupied. Walas won an Oscar for his special effects work on THE FLY. He directed THE FLY II. MK2 --- CROSS MY HEART 1.85 April 5 (NY) Dir: Jacques Fansten Cast: Sylvain Copains French drama about a 12-year-old recently orphaned boy who struggles to keep his situation hidden from authorities who would send him to an orphanage. Film has been featured at film festivals in Toronto, Montreal, Sarasota and Palm Springs. "Can you keep a secret?" American re-make is to be directed by Steven Spielberg for Universal. EVERY OTHER WEEKEND 1.85 June 19 (NY) Dir: Nicole Garcia Cast: Natalie Baye, Joachim Serreau, Felicie Pasotti, Miki Manojlovic, Henri Garcin, Gilles Treton, Marie Daems, Michelle Goddet, Susan Carlson, Jacques Boudet, Jacques Vincey Producer: Alain Sarde Screenplay: Nicole Garcia, Jacques Fieschi, Anne-Marie Etienne, Philippe LeGuay D.P.: William Lubtchansky Tale of a struggling actress hoping to recapture the love of her childen. Garcia makes her directorial debut. She is best known for starring in MON ONCLE D'AMERIQUE. LA BELLE NOISEUSE October 4 (NY) Dir: Jacques Rivette Cast: Michel Piccoli, Jane Birken, Emmanuelle Beart, Marianne Denicourt, David Bursztein, Gille Arbona, the hand of painter Bernard Dufour Producer: Jacques Rivette Screenplay: Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, Jacques Rivette Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes in 1991, this film acclaimed film meticulously depicts the process of creating works of art. TAXI BLUES January 18 (NY) Dir: Pavel Lounguine Cast: Piotr Zaitchenko, Piotr Mamanov, Natalia Koliakanova, Elena Sofonova Exec Producer: Pierre Rival Screenplay: Pavel Lounguine Serio-comedy about a Moscow cab driver and a jazz musician was the Soviet Union's official entrant into the Foreign Language Oscar category. Best Director Award winner at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. Miramax ------- AMBITION May 31 Rating: "R" For violence, sensuality and language. Dir: Scott D. Goldstein Cast: Lou Diamond Phillips, Clancy Brown, Cecelia Peck, Richard Bradford, Grace Zabriskie, Haing S. Ngor Producer: Richard E. Johnson Screenplay: Lou Diamond Phillips Start Date: 6/11/90, Los Angeles A writer becomes obsessed with a murderer about whom he is writing. "Please tell me this is fiction." Music is by Leonard Rosenmann. Formerly titled MIND GAME. ANTONIA AND JANE October 25 (NY) Rating: None Dir: Beeban Kidron Cast: Imelda Staunton, Saskia Reeves Producer: George Faber Screenplay: Marcy Kahan This British comedy from the BBC is the wise and funny story of two women-- one a cool beauty and the other a perennial lost soul -- who spend each year preparing for their annual reunion lunch. AY, CARMELA (Prestige) February 8 (NY) Dir: Carlos Saura Cast: Carmen Maura, Andres Pajares, Gabino Diego Producer: Andres Vicente Gomez Screenplay: Carlos Saura Story of two cabaret performers trapped between political factions during the Spanish Civil War. In Spanish with English subtitles. Saura directed CARMEN. Maura starred in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. Maura won the Actress of the Year award at the European Film Awards for this role. Pajares won Best Actor at the Montreal Film Festival. "Across the battlefields of Spain, she won the heart of every man." BABY BLOOD Dir: Alain Robak BLACK RAINBOW Sold to Showtime Dir: Mike Hodges Cast: Rosanna Arquette, Tom Hulce, Jason Robards Producers: J. Questad, G. Helman A medium's predictions endanger her own life. CROSSING THE LINE 1.85 August 9 (NY) Rating: "R" August 23 (regional) Dir: David Leland Cast: Liam Neeson, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Ian Bannen, Billy Connelly Producer: Stephen Woolley Screenplay: Don MacPherson A Scottish miner-turned-boxer fights corruption in the boxing game in this drama from the directory of WISH YOU WERE HERE and the producer of SCANDAL. Neeson has received great critical acclaim for this role in the U.K. Was titled THE BIG MAN. THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE November 22 Dir: Krzysztof Kieslowski Cast: Irene Jacob, Philippe Volter Producer: Leonardo de la Fuente Screenplay: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz This film, which premiered at Cannes in the Offcial Selection, is the romantic drama of two physically identical women who are born on the same day in two different countries and lead separate but similar lives. The radiant Jacob stars in the double role for when she won Cannes' Best Actress prize. Opens the New York Film Festival on September 20. DROWNING BY NUMBERS (Prestige) 1.85 April 26 Rating: "R" For numerous scenes of nudity, sensuality, and for language. Dir: Peter Greenaway Cast: Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Bernard Hill, Juliet Stevenson Producers: Kees Alexander, Denis Wigman Screenplay: Peter Greenaway This 1987 black comedy is about male potency, female solidarity and murder, all set in a nice country landscape. Greenaway's last film was the ultra-controversial THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER. ECOTOPIA 1992 Dir: Rene Daalder Cast: Balthazar Getty, Drew Barrymore Producer: Kesse Kasander Screenplay: Rene Daalder, William Vigil, Doug Freel D.P.: David Sperling Start Date: 12/91, Los Angeles ERASERHEAD 1992 Dir: David Lynch Cast: John Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeannes Bates, Judith Anna Roberts, Laurel Near, V. Phipps-Wilson Producer: David Lynch Screenplay: David Lynch Re-issue of Lynch's cult fave first film. EVERYBODY'S FINE 1.85 May 31 (NY,LA) Dir: Giuseppe Tornatore Cast: Marcelo Mastroianni New film from the director of CINEMA PARADISO. THE GRIFTERS January 23 Dir: Stephen Frears Cast: John Cusack, Anjelica Huston, Annette Bening Producers: Martin Scorsese, Robert Harris, James Painten, Peggy Rajski Screenplay: Donald Westlake Story of LA con artists based on cult crime novelist Jim Thompson's tome. Impressive credentials. Frears directed DANGEROUS LIAISONS. Thompson also wrote story for AFTER DARK, MY SWEET. Bening scored in Valmont and co-stars in Mike Nichols' upcoming REGARDING HENRY with Harrison Ford for Paramount. Had Oscar qualifying runs in NY and LA last December. Frears, Huston and Bening received Oscar nominations. HEAR MY SONG Christmas Dir: Peter Chelsom Cast: Ned Beatty, David McCallum, Tara Fitzgerald, Shirley Ann Field Producers: Simon Field, Adrian Dunbar Screenplay: Peter Chelsom, Adrian Dunbar A magical British film that combines comedy and music, HEAR MY SONG is the story of a young man who has troubles with love and truth. He enlists the aid of legendary Irish tenor and fugitive Joseph Locke to solve his difficulties. The film weaves truth and fiction in a unique way and culminates in a triumphant reconciliation. Screened at the Toronto and Boston Film Festivals. Whimsical film is a crowd pleaser. HIGH ART Rating: "R" for strong graphic violence, and for language and sensuality. HIGH HEELS December 25 Dir: Pedro Almodovar Cast: Victoria Abril, Marisa Paredes, Miguel Bose Producer: Agustin Almodovar Screenplay: Pedro Almodovar A comedy about a mother and her estranged daughter whose love/hate relationship is reconciled when one of them murders a shared lover. From the auteur of the outrageous! IRON AND SILK (Prestige) 1.85 February 15 Rating: "PG" Dir: Shirley Sun Cast: Mark Salzman, Pan Qingfu, Jeanette Lin Tsui, Vivian Wu Producer: Shirley Sun Screenplay: Mark Salzman, Shirley, based on his book Salzman plays himself in this film based on his collection of essays about his experiences as an English teacher and martial arts student in China. "As a student in America, he searched for ancient wisdom. As a teacher in China, he learned to find it within himself." JOHNNY SUEDE 1992 Cast: Brad Pitt Exec. Producer: Steven Starr JOURNEY OF HOPE 1.66 April 19 (NY) Dir: Xavier Koller Cast: Necmettin Cobanoglu, Nur Surer, Emin Sivas, Mathias Gnadinger, Yman Okay, Dietmar Schonherr Producers: Alfi Sinniger, Peter Fueter Screenplay: Xavier Koller D.P.: Elemer Ragalyi This year's surprise Oscar winner for Foreign Film. Opens at New York's 57th Street Playhouse. JU DOU 1.66 March 17 (NY, LA) Dir: Zhang Yi-Mou, Yang Fend Liang Cast: Gong Li, Li Bao-Tian, Li Wei Screenplay: Liu Heng Oscar nominee for Foreign Film, acclaimed at the Cannes, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, this Chinese period piece depicts a 1920's tale of adultery, murder and revenge. It has become something of a political football as well, being banned in China. Chinese national intellectuals pass well-played videocassettes of JU DOU amongst themselves. KAFKA December (NY, LA) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Alec Guinness, Armin Muller Stahl, Jeroen Krabbe, Joel Grey Producer: Paul Rassum Screenplay: Lem Dobbs Negative Cost: $12 million Fictionalized thriller about writer Franz Kafka as he becomes involved with the investigation of the disappearance of one of his colleagues at the insurance company at which he works. This is the second feature for the hot director of "sex, lies and videotape". Shot on location in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Will probably open the second week of December to qualify for the Oscars. K-2 November 8 Rating: "R" for language Dir: Frank Roddam Cast: Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, Raymond Barry Producers: Jonathan Taplin, Marilyn Weiner Screenplay: Scott Roberts, Patrick Meyers Based on the play of the same title, K-2 is a character-driven action-adventure about two American friends attempting to ascend the second highest peak in the world, which is also the most difficult. LOVE CRIMES November 1 Dir: Lizzie Borden Cast: Sean Young, Patrick Bergin Producers: Lizzie Borden, Rudy Langlais Screenplay: Allan Moyle Start Date: 7/15/90, Atlanta, Savannah GA Erotic thriller about a female attorney's hunt for a man accused of committing sex crimes while posing as a well-known fashion photographer. Borden directed WORKING GIRLS and Moyle wrote PUMP UP THE VOLUME. MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART December Dir: Vincent Ward Cast: Patrick Bergin, John Cusack, Anne Parillaud, Clothilde Coureau Producer: Tim Bevan Screenplay: Vincent Ward, Louis Nowra The epic tale of a love affair torn apart by world at war. When two young children meet at an orphanage, they forge an extraordinary romance that spans three decades. Parrillaud was LA FEMME NIKITA, Bergin last starred in SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY and the Fox version of ROBIN HOOD. Ward directed THE NAVIGATOR. MIND GAME July Dir: Scott D. Goldstein Cast: Lou Diamond Phillips, Clancy Brown, Cecilia Peck, Richard Bradford, Grace Zabriskie, Haing S. Ngor Producers: Richard E. Johnson, Gwen Field Screenplay: Lou Diamond Phillips Phillips wrote and stars as a writer who becomes obsessed with his subject, a convicted killer. THE MIRACLE 1.85 July 3 (NY) Dir: Neil Jordan July 19 (regional) Cast: Beverly D'Angelo, Donal McCann, Niall Byrne, Lorraine Pilkington Producer: Stephen Woolley Screenplay: Neil Jordan D.P.: Philippe Rousselot Start Date: 4/30/90, U.K. This psychological drama from the director of MONA LISA concerns a pair of Irish teens who invent fantasy lives for the residents of a seaside town. They actually meet one of them and are swept up into an adventure. PARIS IS BURNING (Prestige) August 9 Dir: Jennie Livingston Acclaimed documentary about Harlem's voguing drag balls is blown up to 35mm from 16mm along with a new title song from Dee-Lite. The film played at New York's wonderful and small Film Forum for 17 sold-out weeks starting in the Spring. It grossed an astonishing $532,000. Prestige picked up the film and opens it in 23 markets. PASTIME August 9 (limited) Rating: "PG" Dir: Robin B. Armstrong August 23 (wider) Cast: William Russ, Glenn Plummer Producer: Eric Tynam Young, Robin B. Armstrong A Fifties minor league baseball story revolves around two players: a white has-been and a black rookie. Formerly called ONE CUP OF COFFEE. THE POPE MUST DIET August 30 Rating: "R" for language and sensuality Dir: Peter Richardson Cast: Robbie Coltrane, Beverly D'Angelo, Herbert Lom, Paul Bartel, John Sessions, Salvatore Cascio, Balthazar Getty, Alex Rocco Producer: Stephen Woolley Screenplay: Peter Richardson D.P.: Frank Gell Start Date: 11/5/90, Yugoslavia Formerly titled SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES. "The wrong man. The wrong place. The wrong job." After all of the commotion over the media refusing to run the advertising as THE POPE MUST DIE!, Miramax has changed the title a week after the film's release. PROSPERO'S BOOKS 1.77 November 8 (NY) Dir: Peter Greenaway Cast: John Gielgud, Alec Guinness, Isabelle Pasco, Michel Piccoli, Ian Richardson Producers: Kees Kasander, Phillippe Carcassonne Screenplay: Peter Greenaway Start Date: 3/26/90, Holland An adaptation of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST from the director of THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER. It faithfully follows the plot, characters, and text of the original in which Prospero, Duke of Milan, after 12 years of forced exile on a remote island, plans a revenge and then a reconciliation with his enemies. The film is called PROSPERO'S BOOKS because it is structured around 24 magic volumes that Prospero's friend, Gonzalo, hurriedly put into Prospero's boat as a charitable act to ease his exile. These books have enabled the learned Prospero to transform his barren island of exile into an eclectic haven of Renaissance learning, pictorial imagery and classical mythology. Had to bow out of the Cannes Film Festival due to the complex special effects being incomplete. Shot in HDTV and partially financed by NHK. Has some wild visual effects via Quantel's video paintbox. Opened in London on August 23. Advanced word is SENSATIONAL. A RAGE IN HARLEM 1.85 May 3 Rating: "R" for violence, sensuality and language. Dir: Bill Duke Cast: Forest Whitaker, Gregory Hines, Danny Glover, Robin Givens, Zakes Mokae Screenplay: based on Chester Himes' novel Start Date: 4/23/90, Cincinnati Negative Cost: $10 million Based on the Chester Himes novel "Cotton Comes to Harlem" and filmed in Cincinnati. Duke's feature directorial debut. Has directed series television, such as HILL STREET BLUES. He was last seen as an actor in PREDATOR. Wonderful advanced word. THE REFLECTING SKIN June 28 (NY) Dir: Philip Ridley Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan In this British drama, a young boy becomes convinced that a mysterious next door neighbor is a female vampire. He becomes obsessed with saving his brother from her. Ridley wrote THE KRAYS. RULES OF THE GAME TBA Dir: Matthew Meshekoff Cast: Courtney Cox, Arye Gross, Kevin Pollak Producer: Bobby Newmyer Screenplay: Noah Stern A heartwarming and comical look at a modern couple as they learn the rules of sex and love. SPOTSWOOD late January, 1992 Dir: Mark Joffe Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Bruno Lawrence, Rebecca Rigg, Russell Crowe Producers: Timothy White, Richard Brennan Screenplay: Max Dann D.P.: Ellery Ryan Start Date: 7/30/90, Melbourne Comedy-romance about a time and motion expert called in to modernize an ailing moccasin factory. Terrific advanced word. Up for Best Picture in the Aussie equivalent of the Oscars. "Like an Ealing comedy." TATIE DANIELLE (Prestige) May 17 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Etienne Chatlliez Cast: Tsilla Chelton, Catherine Jacob, Isabelle Nanty, Neige Dolsky, Eric Prat, Laurence Fevrier Producer: Charles Gassot Screenplay: Florence Quentin Chelton plays a mean old woman in an acclaimed performance. Chatlliez' last film was LIFE IS A LONG QUET RIVER. Advertising catch-phrase: "You haven't met her yet, but she hates you already.....Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the movies." Delayed from an April 12 release. TRUTH OR DARE 1.85 (SR) May 10 (NY, LA) Rating: "R" for strong sexual dialog and situations. May 17 (wide) Dir: Alek Koshishian Cast: Madonna Exec Producer: Madonna Producers: Tim Clawson, Jay Roewe D.P.: Robert Leacock This is a documentary of Madonna's "Blond Ambition" Tour. Advanced word is excellent. Known as IN BED WITH MADONNA overseas. Adds 400 screens on May 17. URANUS (Prestige) 1.85 August 23 (NY, LA) Dir: Claude Berri Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Michel Blanc, Philippe Boiret, Michel Galabru Screenplay: Claude Berri, Arnette Langman D.P.: Renato Berta Family shares home with strange bedfellows following World War I. The most painful film to come out of France in a long time. Based on Marcel Ayme's 1947 novel. Berri's first film since JEAN DE FLORETTE and MANON OF THE SPRING. VOYEUR (Prestige) August 2 Dir: Alex Van Warmerdam Cast: Alex Van Warmerdam, Henri Garcin, Olga Zuiderhoek Producers: Laurens Geels, Dick Maas, Rob Swaab Screenplay: Alex Van Warmerdam Dutch film about a 31-year-old man who has never set foot outside of his parents' penthouse. Sounds sick. WHAT THE MOON SAW Dir: Pino Amenta THE WIND 1992 Dir: Robert Dornhelm Cast: TBA Screenplay: Jim Sheridan Start Date: 9/91, Ireland Dornhelm directed REQUIEM FOR DOMINIC, Sheridan directed MY LEFT FOOT. YOUNG SOUL REBELS November 20 (NY, LA) Dir: Isaac Julien December (wide) Cast: Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, Dorian Healy, Frances Barber Producer: Nadine Marsh-Edwards Screenplay: Paul Hallam, Derrick McClintock, Isaac Julien Murder mystery in 1977 London's counter-culture scene won the International Critics Week prize at Cannes. New Line Cinema --------------- ACES: IRON EAGLE III (New Line) November 27 Rating: "R" for war violence Dir: John Glen Cast: Louis Gossett Jr., Rachel McLish, Horst Buchholz, Christopher Cazenove, Sonny Chiba Producer: Ron Samuels Start Date: 1/2/91, Tucson A third in the series of successful films about fighter pilots. Gossett's "Chappy" Sinclair teams up with three maverick WWII fighter jocks to battle a German drug lord in the South American jungles. The producer is "Wonder Woman" Lynda Carter's hubby. Bodybuilding champ McLish makes her big screen dramatic debut. AFRAID OF THE DARK (Fine Line) 1992 Rating: "R" Violence and a scene of sensuality. Dir: Mark Peploe Cast: Fanny Ardant, James Fox, Paul McGann, Clare Holman, Robert Stephens, Susan Wooldridge, Struan Rodgers, David Thewlis, Ben Keyworth Producer: Simon Bosanquet Screenplay: Mark Peploe D.P.: Bruno de Keyzer Start Date: 9/3/90, London A psychological thriller about an 11-year-old boy whose world becomes blurred when the boundaries between disturbing daydream and reality become dangerously unclear. Peploe was the screenwriter for THE SHELTERING SKY and THE LAST EMPEROR. AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE (Fine Line) 1.66 May 19 (NY) Rating: "R" for sensuality and language. June 14 (LA & selected cities) Dir: Jane Campion Campion, New Zealand-based director of SWEETIE, strikes again "Angel". It is the compelling and epic biography of New Zealand poet and novelist Janet Frame. The film has extraordinary dramatic power and an accessibility which should bring the filmmaker the broader audience she richly deserves. It has won over twenty awards and prizes at festivals around the world. Had its debut in competition at the Venice Film Festival where it received a 15 minute standing ovation, screened at the Toronto Film Festival in September, 1990 and the New York Film Festival in October, 1990. Opened at the Lumiere in London on 9/28/90. BEASTMASTER 2: THROUGH THE PORTAL OF TIME August 30 (regional) Rating: "PG-13" November 15 (wider) Cast: Marc Singer, Kari Wuhrer This Republic Picture is getting a rather perfunctory regional release then it's off to the video stores. It is a time-travel story and has been reported as "silly". BOOK OF LOVE (New Line) February 1 Dir: Robert Shaye Cast: Chris Young, Keith Coogan, Tricia Leigh Fisher, Josie Bissett Producer: Rachel Talalay Screenplay: William Kotzwinkle, based on his novel "Jack In the Box" A timeless comedy in which a successful but disillusioned advertising writer takes a humorously nostalgic look back into the '50s in an attempt to recapture his teenage dreams, ideals and the girl that got away. Music is by Stanley Clarke. "Guys need all the help they can get." BORIS & NATASHA Dir: Charles Martin Smith New Line has finally picked up this live-action tale of the two no-goodniks from Rocky & Bullwinkle fame. The film has been mired in the legal muck left behind by the demise of MCEG. CADENCE (Republic) 1.85 March 15 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Martin Sheen Cast: Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Larry Fishburne, MNichael Beach, Ramon Estevez Producer: Richard Davis Screenplay: Dennis Shryack A rebel and a loner, Army private F.F. Bean (Charlie Sheen) lands himself in a work-camp stockade where he is forced to make a choice. He can either join the all-black "soul patrol" of prisoners, or side with the bigoted commander of the stockade, Sergeant Otis McKinney (Martin Sheen). CHAINS OF GOLD Sold to Showtime Rating: "R" Dir: Rod Holcomb Cast: John Travolta, Marilu Henner A social worker rescues a child from the Miami drug trade. COLD HEAVEN Dir: Nicholas Roeg CONVICTS Dir: Peter Masterson Cast: Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Lukas Haas Producers: Sterling Van Wagenen, Jonathan Krane Screenplay: Horton Foote, based on his play Start Date: 1/90, Hahnville LA Rescued from the MCEG debacle. THE DARK WIND (Seven Arts) January, 1992 Dir: Errol Morris Cast: Lou Diamond Phillips, Gary Farmer, John Karlen Producer: Patrick Markey Screenplay: Neil Jimenez, Eric Bergren, Mark Horowitz Start Date: 9/10/90, Tuba City AZ, New Mexico Based on the popular and award-winning novels by Tony Hillerman, THE DARK WIND teams up Navajo police officer Jim Chee (Phillips) with Hopi reservation Lt. Leaphorn (Ward) to solve a seemingly mundane case of vandalism which turns into revenge, murder and witchcraft. Morris directed THE THIN BLUE LINE. DEAD ON Dir: Michael Schroeder Cast: Ray Sharkey, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster, Miles O'Keefe Producer: Lisa Hansen Screenplay: Mark Sevi D.P.: Jamie Thompson, Start Date: 10/29/90, Los Angeles DEAD SLEEP Dir: Alec Mills Cast: Linda Blair, Tony Bonner, Sueyan Cox Producer: Stanley O'Toole Screenplay: Michael Rymer Start Date: 3/12/90, Queensland Psychological thriller about the controversy surrounding certain shock therapies. DEADLY SURVEILLANCE Sold to Showtime Dir: Paul Ziller Cast: Michael Ironside Two detective, bitter rivals, team up to catch a cop killer. DEEP COVER 1992 Dir: Bill Duke Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Larry Fishburne Producer: Pierre David Screenplay: Henry Bean Start Date: 9/91, Los Angeles Undercover cop drama. Duke directed A RAGE IN HARLEM. Bean wrote INTERNAL AFFAIRS. DEFENSELESS (Seven Arts) 1.85 August 23 Rating: "R" Dir: Martin Campbell Cast: Barbara Hershey, Sam Shepard, Mary Beth Hurt, J.T. Walsh Producers: Rene Missel, David Bombyk Screenplay: James Hicks In a murder case where there are more suspects than clues, T.K. Katwuller (Barbara Hershey) is both attorney and suspect when she is called on to defend her old college roommate (Mary Beth Hurt) accused of murdering her husband (J.T. Walsh). DICE RULES (Seven Arts) May 17 Rating: "NC-17" Dir: Jay Dubin Cast: Andrew Dice Clay Producer: Fred Silverstein Screenplay: Andrew Dice Clay, Lenny Shulman This concert film was dumped by 20th Century Fox last year with the film undeveloped after their relationship soured. Remember THE ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE? Seven Arts picked it up and here it is in all of its raunchy glory. Filmed at Madison Square Garden. DROP DEAD FRED (New Line) 1.85 May 24 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Ate De Jong Cast: Phoebe Cates, Rick Mayall, Marsha Mason, Carrie Fisher, Tim Matheson Producer: Paul Webster Screenplay: Carlos Davis, Anthony Fingleton D.P.: Sandi Sissel Start Date: 8/6/90, Minnesota A romantic comedy about the reemergence of a young woman's imaginary childhood playmate, "Drop Dead Fred", who returns to help her recover her youthful dreams. FAST GETAWAY (Cinetel) Dir: Spiro Razatos Cast: Corey Haim, Cynthia Rothrock, Leo Rossi, Ken Lerner, Marcia Strassman Producers: Paul Hertzberg, Lisa M. Hansen Screenplay: James Dixon D.P.: Jacques Haitkin Start Date: 5/31/90, Coloradi, Utah In this action adventure, a bright young man's estranged family wants him to pursue a career in banking. Mom thinks the best route is with an MBA while Dad opts for a more direct approach - bank robebry. FATAL CHARM Dir: Fritz Kiersch FREDDY'S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE (New Line) 1.85 (SR) September 13 Rating: "R" Dir: Rachel Talalay Cast: Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Yaphet Kotto; Cameo Appearances by Roseanne Barr, Tom Arnold, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp Producer: Aron Warner Screenplay: Michael DeLuca Start Date: 11/14/90, Los Angeles A female psychologist and her young patients travel back to Springwood to meet the "Master of Menance" in his final dream battle. The last 10 Climactic Minutes (The Death of Freddy) are filmed in all-new Freddyvision! It's a computer-enhanced 3-D process which will require special glasses. Talalay produced HAIRSPRAY, CRY BABY, and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. PARTS 3 & 4. Music is by Brian May. Set an all-time boxoffice record for a September weekend ($13 million). FRIDA: THE BRUSH OF ANGUISH 1992 Dir: Luis Valdez Cast: TBA Producers: Eduardo Rossoff, Donald Zuckerman Screenplay: Luis Valdez, Lupe Valdez Start Date: 1/92, Mexico, France GEORGE'S ISLAND (Fine Line) October 25 (LA) Rating: "PG" One house in LA will be opening this children's film from Canada. PAUL MCCARTNEY'S GET BACK (7 Arts) (SR) October 25 (NY, LA) Rating: "PG" Dir: Richard Lester Cast: Paul McCartney Producers: Henry Thomas, Philip Knatchbull D.P.'s: Jordan Cronenweth, Robert Paynter Film version of McCartney's latest music tour. GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (New Line) 1992 Dir: James Foley Cast: Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris Producers: Jerry Tokofsky, Stanley R. Zupnik Screenplay: David Mamet, Based on his Play D.P.: Juan Ruiz Anchia Start Date: 7/22/91 Incredible cast makes the wait possibly worth it. This award-winning play took five years to get the film version off the ground. Spacey (LOST IN YONKERS) and Pryce (MISS SAIGON) won Tony Awards just this season. A GNOME NAMED GNORM (Seven Arts) January 17, 1992 (test) Rating: "PG" 6 cities Dir: Stan Winston Cast: Anthony Michael Hall, Jerry Orbach, Claudia Christian Producers: Ted Field, Robert W. Cort, John Watson, Scott Kroopf, Richard Lewis, Pen Densham Screenplay: Pen Densham An action-comedy about an undercover cop and a gnome named Gnorm who team up to retrieve a magical energy source that's been stolen by a dishonest cop. Makeup effects whiz Stan Winston directs. Hall was last seen in EDWARD SCISSORHANDS. Formerly called UPWORLD. HANGIN' WITH THE HOMEBOYS (New Line) 1.85 May 24 (New York) Rating: "R" For strong language and a strong sex scene. September 27 (national) Dir: Joseph B. Vasquez Cast: Doug E. Doug, Mario Joyner, Shari Headley, John Lequizamo, Nestor Serrnao Producer: Richard Brick Screenplay: Joseph B. Vasquez D.P.: Anghel Decca Start Date: 8/90, New York In the tradition of DINER and AMERICAN GRAFFITI, this hip ensemble comedy focuses on four young men from the Bronx, New York, and one Friday night that will change their lives forever. National release delayed from July 26th to due BOYZ fears. HOUSE PARTY 2 (New Line) October 23 Rating: "R" for language and sensuality Dir: George Jackson, Doug McHenry Cast: Kid 'n Play, Full Force, Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, A.J. Johnson, Queen Latifa Producers: George Jackson, Doug McHenry Screenplay: Daryl Nickins, Rusty Cundieff D.P.: Francis Kenny Start Date: 4/4/91, Los Angeles Kid 'n Play reprise their hilarious roles in this romantic teen comedy sequel to the critically acclaimed HOUSE PARTY. Kid leaves his black neighborhood and heads for college, where he encounters "a whole new world". Film will be playing on about 1000 screens, the largest opening for a black-themed film ever. LET HIM HAVE IT (Fine Line) November (NY, LA) Dir: Peter Medak Cast: Christopher Eccleston, Paul Reynolds, Tom Courtenay, Mark McGann, Eileen Atkins Exec. Producer: Jeremy Thomas Producers: Luc Roeg, Rob Warr Screenplay: Neil Purvis, Robert Wade D.P.: Oliver Stapleton Start Date: 11/26/90, U.K. Set in London of 1953, this crime drama is based on a true story about the flagrant abuse of the British legal system. Two teenaged boys are brought up on charges after breaking into a warehouse, one having shot a policeman. One of them, Derek Bentley, was charged as an accessory to the crime. Since he was seventeen, he was tried as an adult, and despite unprecedented public outrage, he was hanged for a murder he did not commit. This incident eventually led to the abolishment of capital punishment in Britain. Medak directed THE KRAYS, Thomas produced THE LAST EMPEROR. LIGHT SLEEPER (Seven Arts) 1992 Dir: Paul Schrader Cast: Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany, David Clennon, Mary Beth Hurt, Victor Garber Producer: Linda Reisman Screenplay: Paul Schrader Negative Cost: $4 million Dafoe is an unfocussed 40-year old who is a drug delivery boy in this film. The former Mrs. William Hurt is Mrs. Paul Schrader. LONDON KILLS ME 1992 Dir: Hanif Kureishi Cast: Steven Mackintosh, Emma McCourt, Justin Chadwick, Roshan Seth Exec Producers: Tim Bevan, Graham Bradstreet Screenplay: Hanif Kureishi Start Date: 1/21/91, London The story of Clint (Charwick), a street kid who hangs out with a gang of drug dealers, the leader of which is Clint's tough friend Muffdiver (Mackintosh). When Clint is brutally beaten on his 20th birthday, he decides he needs to live an "ordinary" life. Clint's efforts to escape the daily hustle on the streets creates a humorous web of diverse experiences and intriguing characters. Hanif Kureishi wrote MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE and SAMMI AND ROSIE GET LAID. MIDNIGHT HEAT 1992 Dir: John Nicolella Cast: Michael Pare, Adam Ant, Dennis Hopper, Daphne Ashbrook, Charlie Schlatter, Tracy Tweed, Little Richard, Cindy Valentine, Joe Lara, Tony Todd, Luca Bercovici Producers: Kandice King, Lance King Screenplay: Max Strom, John Allen Nelson D.P.: Chuck Mahoney Start Date: 7/1/91, Los Angeles MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (Fine Line) September 29 (NY) Rating: "R" October 18 (national) Dir: Gus Van Sant Cast: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, William Richert, Jessee Thomas, Rodney Harvey Producer: Laurie Parker Screenplay: Gus Van Sant Start Date: 11/1/90, Pacific Northwest, Italy This bold, mesmerizing adventure is a lyrical and darkly comic story about the search for an actual, and metaphorical, home and family. River Phoenix is Mike Waters, a soulful troubled street hustler searching for his mother (he's also a narcoleptic). Keanu Reeves is Scott Favor, whose street life is an act of rebellion against his father, the local mayor. As they travel from Portland to the midwest to Italy, their lives are confounded and enriched by a colorful band of companions, "customers" and lost relatives -- until their individual destinies threaten to separate them. Van Sant wrote and directed the highly acclaimed DRUGSTORE COWBOY, winner of Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay of 1989 by the National Society of Film Critics. NAKED TANGO (New Line) (SR) August 23 (NY) Dir: Leonard Schrader Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Mathilda May, Esai Morales, Fernando Rey, Cipe Lincovski Producer: David Weisman Screenplay: Leonard Schrader D.P.: Juan Ruiz-Anchia Stylish, erotic drama about a rebellious wife who, while escaping hubby, is imprisoned in a bordello. PAST MIDNIGHT (Cinetel) Dir: Jan Eliasberg Cast: Rutger Hauer, Natasha Richardson, Clancy Brown Producer: Lisa Hansen Screenplay: Frank Norwood D.P.: Bob Yeoman Start Date: 3/5/91, Seattle Obsessed social worker becomes dangerously close to client convicted of murder. Eliasberg is an award-winning TV director (LA LAW). She was also the first woman to direct such action shows as CRIME STORY, MIAMI VICE and WISEGUY. PELTIER (Seven Arts) late October Rating: "PG" Dir: Michael Apted Exec. Producers: Robert Redford, Bonni Lee A powerful feature-length documentary which examines the controversial case of Leonard Peltier, a member of the American Indian Movement (AIM) who was convicted of killing two FBI agents in a shoot-out at the Ogala Reservation in 1975. PYRATES Dir: Noah Stern Cast: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick Exec Producers: Andrew Meyer, Tom Taylor Screenplay: Noah Stern Start Date: 11/90, Los Angeles Two lovers burn up everything in sight. QUEENS LOGIC (Seven Arts) 1.85 February 1 Rating: "R" Dir: Steve Rash Cast: Kevin Bacon, Linda Fiorentino, John Malkovich, Joe Mantegna, Ken Olin, Tony Spiridakis, Tom Waits, Chloe Webb, Jamie Lee Curtis Exec. Producers: Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin Producers: Stuart Oken, Russ Smith Screenplay: Tony Spiridakis A charismatic ensemble cast stars in this unusual drama about five friends from Queens, New York who are about to share an emotionally explosive weekend that will teach them something new about themselves, life and love. "Made right here in the neighborhood." RAMBLING ROSE (Seven Arts) September 20 Rating: "R" Sensuality. Dir: Martha Coolidge Cast: Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Lukas Haas, Robert Duvall, John Heard Producer: Renny Harlin Screenplay: Calder Willingham D.P.: Johnny Jensen Start Date: 9/17/90, Wilmington NC An off-center slice of life story that deals with the inescapable sexuality of an alluring young woman and her effect upon a Southern family when she comes to live with them and care for their children. Harlin directed DIE HARD 2 and THE ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE. Coolidge directed the wonderful REAL GENIUS. Advanced word is terrific, particularly the thesping. Selected as the sole American entry of the Montreal Film Festival (opening night attraction). Musical score is by Elmer Bernstein. THE RAPTURE (Fine Line) October 4 (NY, LA, Atlanta) Rating: "R" Strong sensuality and for some language and violence. Dir: Michael Tolkin Cast: Mimi Rogers, Patrick Bauchau, David Duchovny Producers: Nick Wechsler, Nancy Tenenbaum, Karen Koch Screenplay: Michael Tolkin D.P.: Bojan Bazelli Start Date: 8/31/90, Los Angeles Michael Tolkin (screenwriter of GLEAMING THE CUBE and THE PLAYER) makes his directorial debut with a daring and personal exploration of three of today's hottest topics: sex, God and Armageddon. Hallucinatory and provocative, THE RAPTURE stars Mimi Rogers as Sharon, a woman who seeks to fill the emptiness in her life through anonymous sexual encounters. She becomes increasingly lost and unhappy, and finally finds salvation in God. Born again and convinced that the end of the world is imminent, Sharon takes her convictions to the outer limits. Ultimately, she must confront her faith and face the consequences of the actions her beliefs force her to take. Will be presented at the New York Film Festival. RESERVOIR DOGS (7 Arts) 1992 Dir: Quentin Tarantino Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim ROth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen Producer: Lawrence Bender Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino D.P.: Andrzej Sekula Start Date: 7/29/91, Los Angeles A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT (7 Arts) 1992 Dir: Robert Redford Cast: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Emily Lloyd, Brenda Blethyn, Ncole Burdette, Steven Shellen, Edie McClurg, Susan Traylor Producer: Patrick Markey Screenplay: Richard Friedenberg D.P.: Philippe Rousselot Start Date: 6/17/91, Livingston MT ROADSIDE PROPHETS (Fine Line) 1992 Dir: Abbe Wool Cast: Adam Horovitz, John Doe, David Carradine, Timothy Leary, Arlo Guthrie, John Cusack Producers: Peter MCCarthy, David Swinson Screenplay: Abbe Wool D.P.: Tom Richmond Start Date: 9/90, Los Angeles A modern road movie about two loners on a winding motorcycle odyssey in search of Jackpot, Nevada, wisdom and themselves. In this 1990's "Easy Rider", the wandering duo encounters a succession of eccentric "prophets", played by famous and infamous characters past and present, including John Cusack, Timothy Leary, Arlo Guthrie and David Carradine. Wool wrote SID AND NANCY. RUBIN & ED Dir: Trent Harris SERIOUS MONEY November Dir: James Lemmo Producer: Lisa Hansen Screenplay: James Lemmo, Leo Rossi Start Date: 2/91, Los Angeles Two hustlers, the mob and the government. SHADOW OF CHINA (Fine Line) March 10 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Mitsuo Yanagimachi Cast: John Lone, Vivian Wu, Sammi Davis Producers: Elliot Lewitt, Don Guest Screenplay: Richard Maxwell, Mitsuo Yanagimachi A contemporary drama set amid the political fervor of recent developments in mainland China. Lone and Wu starred in THE LAST EMPEROR. Davis was in HOPE AND GLORY. "A sweeping epic of one man's ascent to power...and his fall from grace." STEPKIDS (New Line) November 1 Dir: Joan Micklin Silver Cast: Griffin Dunne, Margaret Whitton, David Straithairn, Ben Savage Producers: Gerald Olson, Laurie Pearlman Screenplay: Frank Mugavero D.P.: Theo van de Sande Start Date: 9/18/90, Mammoth Lakes, Los Angeles A funny and touching story of a 15-year-old girl whose parents have divorced and remarried so many times, that she now feels lost in a sea of stepkids. Silver last directed CROSSING DELANCEY. SUBURBAN COMMANDO (New Line) October 4 Rating: "PG" Dir: Burt Kennedy Cast: Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd, Shelley Duvall, Larry Miller, Jo Ann Dearing, William Ball Producer: Howard Gottfried Screenplay: Frank Cappello An action/adventure comedy for the whole family. Hulk Hogan plays Shep Ramsey, an intergalactic mercenary who visits Earth in an attempt to evade bounty hunters. Hilarious complications and an unlikely friendship ensue when Shep rents a room from a typical suburban family (Duvall, Lloyd). SWEET TALKER (Seven Arts) May 10 Rating: "PG" Dir: Michael Jenkins Cast: Bryan Brown, Karen Allen, Chris Haywood, Bill Kerr, Bruce Spence, Bruce Myles, Paul Chubb Exec. Producers: Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin Producer: Ben Gannon Screenplay: Tony Morphett from a story by Ton Morphett and Bryan Brown D.P.: Russell Boyd A romantic family comedy about a con-artist, newly released from prison, who turns a sleepy seaside village upside down with his bogus investment scheme while capturing the heart of the town's innkeeper. This Aussie import was obviously timed to capitalize on the publicity generated by Bryan Brown's appearance in FX 2. TALKIN' DIRTY AFTER DARK (New Line) November 22 (LA) Rating: "R" For sexual dialog, other strong language and sex scenes. Dir: Topper Carew Cast: Martin Lawrence, Darryl Sivad, John Witherspoon Producer: Patricia Stallone Screenplay: Topper Carew Start Date: 1990, Los Angeles A talented ensemble of notable and up-and-coming comics star in this hilarious film about a night in the life of a comedy club deep in the heart of south-central Los Angeles. TEENAGE MUTANT TURTLES II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE (NL) 1.85 March 22 Rating: "PG" Dir: Michael Pressman Cast: Ernie Reyes, Jr., Paige Turco, David Warner Special Appearance by Vanilla Ice Producers: David Chan, Kim Dawson Screenplay: Todd W. Langen D.P.: Shelly Johnson Start Date: 10/1/90, North Carolina, New York Raphael, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Leonardo come to life again in a new adventure that introduces two new "mutants" from Jim Henson's creature shop. And yes, TURTLES III will be out about the same time next year! From Golden Harvest. Opened on a record 3,010 screens. TOM AND JERRY - THE MOVIE (7 Arts) 1992 Dir: Phil Roman Voices: Richard Kind, Dana Hill, Charlotte Rae, Rip Taylor, David Lander, Henry Gibson, Howard Morris, Tony Jay, Ed Gilbert Producer: Phil Roman Screenplay: Dennis Marks Start Date: 11/5/90, Los Angeles Joe Barbera is a consultant on this feature-length animated film based on the MGM star duo's antics. A late 1992 release is planned. Music is by Henry Mancini. TOO MUCH SUN (Cinetel) January 25 (NY) Rating: "R" Dir: Robert Downey Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Howard Duff, Eric Idle, Ralph Macchio, Andrea Martin, Laura Ernst, Jim Haynie, Leo Rossi, Jennifer Rubin Producer: Lisa M. Hansen Screenplay: Robert Downey D.P.: Robert Yeoman Start Date: 2/26/90, Los Angeles A daringly frank comedy about sex, money and what people will do for both. Downey wrote and directed PUTNEY SWOPE. "Laugh Your Head Off." TRUST (Fine Line) 1.85 July 26 (NY) Rating: "R" August 16 (LA & selected cities) Dir: Hal Hartley Cast: Adrienne Shelly, Martin Donovan, Merritt Nelson Producer: Bruce Weiss Screenplay: Hal Hartley Start Date: 4/4/90, New York A film that takes a look at the modern nuclear family; two deconstructed suburban families, whose parents lead trivial, routine lives, while their offspring strive for an alternative route. Shelley made her film debut in Hartley's THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH. TRUST was the co-winner of the first annual Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded three prizes at the 1991 Houston Film Festival including Grand Prize for Best Theatrical Feature. WATERLAND (Palace) 1992 Dir: Stephen Gyllenhaal Cast: Jeremy Irons Screenplay: Peter Prince, based on Graham Swift's novel Start Date: 9/16/91, Pittsburgh, London Negative Cost: $10 million Contemporary drama about a British teacher in an American high school. Irons is a history teacher who breaks through his students' wall of indifference by relating his and his family's difficult personal experiences in the Europe of World War II. Gyllenhaal directed the acclaimed PARIS TROUT. Judy David and Ethan Hawke are apparently interested in the project. WAXWORK II: LOST IN TIME 1992 Dir: Anthony Hickox Cast: Zach Galligan, Patrick Macnee, Alexander Godunov, Bruce Campbell, Martin Kemp, Michael DeBarres, John Ireland, Maxwell Caulfield, Jim Metzler, Billy Kane Screenplay: Anthony Hickox D.P.: Gerry Lively Start Date: 4/29/91, Los Angeles THE WIDE SARGASSO SEA 1992 Dir: John Duigan Cast: Nathaniel Parker, Karina Lombard, Rachel Ward, Michael York Screenplay: John Duigan, based on Jean Rhys' novel Start Date: 7/91, Jamaica XTRO II: THE SECOND ENCOUNTER (New Line) Rating: "R" For sci-fi/horror violence and language ZANDALEE (Seven Arts) Straight to Video Rating: NC-17 Dir: Sam Pillsbury Cast: Nicholas Cage, Judge Reinhold, Erika Anderson, Joe Pantoliano Exec. Producers: Staffan Ahrenberg, Nicole Saguin Producers: William Blaylock, Eyal Rimmon Screenplay: Mari Kornhauser D.P.: Walt Lloyd Start Date: 2/5/90, New Orleans An emotionally complex tale of passions lost and found in New Orleans' French Quarter. It is a romantic tragedy, starring Nicholas Cage as Johnny Collins, a talented artist whose only religion is self-gratification. Formerly titled ADIOS. Opened theatrically overseas....straight to video in the U.S. New Yorker Films ---------------- CHARLOTTE AND LULU Dir: Claude Miller KORCZAK 1.66 April 12 (NY) Dir: Andrez Wajda Cast: Wojtek Pszoniak True story of the legendary Polish-Jewish teacher and doctor, Janusz Korczak, who protected Jewish orphans in the Warsaw ghetto. In Polish with English subtitles. Shot in Black and White. TO SLEEP SO AS TO DREAM Dir: Kaizo Hayashi Nordisk ------- MEMORIES OF A MARRIAGE January 28 (NY) Dir: Kaspar Rostrup Cast: Ghita Norby, Frits Helmuth Danish film about the ups and downs of a marriage is an Academy Award nominee for Foreign Film. In Danish with English subtitles. "A love affair that lasted a lifetime." October Films ------------- LIFE IS SWEET October 25 (NY) Dir: Mike Leigh Cast: Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, Stephen Rea, David Thewlis Producer: Simon Channing-Williams Screenplay: Mike Leigh Warm British comedy about family relationships and food opens exclusively at the Manhattan's Angelika Film Center with fine advanced notices from the London debut. Off-White Productions --------------------- PARIS IS BURNING 1.33 March 13 (NY) Dir: Jennie Livingston The sensational film about the New York "Houses" where Drag Queens come out in Voguing parties. The film that would not leave Manhattan's Film Forum! Orion ----- ARTICLE 99 January 1992 Dir: Howard Deutch Cast: Ray Liotta, Kiefer Sutherland, Lea Thompson, Forest Whitaker, Kathy Baker, John Mahoney, John C. McGinley, Keith David, Jeffrey Tambor, Eli Wallach, Julie Bovasso Producers: Michael Levy, Michael Gruskoff Screenplay: Ron Cutler D.P.: Richard Bowen Start Date: 10/8/90, Kansas City, MO Negative Cost: $17.6 million. An irreverent comedy about a group of doctors and nurses working in a VA hospital. They are skilled in their profession, but they are equally skilled in taking on the bureaucracy they work for. Deutch is Thompson's hubby. BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY 1.85 (SR) July 19 Dir: Peter Hewitt Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Hal Landon Jr., Joss Ackland, William Sadler, Sarah Trigger, Annette Azcuy, Amy Stock-Poynton, Pam Grier Exec. Producers: Ted Field, Robert W. Cort Producer: Scott Kroopf Screenplay: Ed Solomon, Chris Matheson D.P.: Oliver Wood Start Date: 1/2/91, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $24.6 million This time Bill and Ted go to Hell and are replaced on earth by evil, identical twin robots. BLUE SKY April, 1992 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Tony Richardson Cast: Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Powers Boothe, Chris O'Donnell, Amy Locane, Carrie Snodgress Producers: Robert H. Solo, Lynn Arost, Jessica Lange D.P.: Steve Yaconelli Screenplay: Rama Blum, Jerry Leichtling, Arlene Sarner Start Date: 5/14/90, Selma, AL, Florida Negative Cost: $15.6 million Lange stars in this dramatic period piece about an unhappy wife who moves to a military base with her family and finds herself caught in a cover-up involving nuclear bomb tests. CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU? May, 1992 Dir: Bill Fishman Cast: David Johansen, John C. McGinley, Fran Drescher, Nipsey Russell, Rosie O'Donnell, Al Lewis, Tone Loc Producer: Robert H. Solo D.P.: Rodney Charters Screenplay: Erik Tarloff, Ebbe Roe Smith, Peter McCarthy Start Date: 8/27/90, Toronto, New York Negative Cost: $10.7 million "There's a holdup in the Bronx..." Feature film version of the long-running '60s TV sitcom with Officers Toody and Muldoon. Fishman directed TAPEHEADS. CHINA MOON September, 1992 Dir: John Bailey Cast: Ed Harris, Madeline Stowe, Benicio Del Toro, Charles Dance Producer: Barry M. Osborne D.P.: Willy Kurant Screenplay: Roy Carlson Start Date: 10/8/90, Florida Negative Cost: $14.6 million CLIFFORD July, 1992 Dir: Paul Flaherty Cast: Martin Short, Charles Grodin Producers: Larry Brezner, Pieter Jan Brugge Screenplay: Steven Kampnamm, Will Aldis D.P.: John A. Alonzo Start Date: 7/24/90, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $18.8 million Short gets to stretch on this one. He plays an obnoxious ten-year-old! Delayed from a June, 1991 release. THE DARK HALF February, 1992 Dir: George A. Romero Cast: Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker, Julie Harris, Robert Joy, Rutanya Alda, Kent Broadhurst, Tom Mardirosian Exec. Producer: George A. Romero Producer: Declan Baldwin Screenplay: George A. Romero D.P.: Tony Pierce-Roberts Start Date: 10/15/90, Pittsburgh Negative Cost: $16.1 million Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, this one is about a writer whose alter ego, the author of several vicious crime novels, takes on a life of his own. Hutton gets to play dual roles. EVE OF DESTRUCTION January 18 Rating: "R" Dir: Duncan Gibbins Cast: Gregory Hines, Rene Soutendijk Producers: Robert W. Cort, David Madden Screenplay: Duncan Gibbins, Yale Udoff Soutendijk plays dual roles, that of lady scientist and her android creation that goes amuck. Hines teams with scientist version to take the android down. From Nelson Films. "Its creator made it in her own image. The military made it deadly. Now only one man can stop her." THE FAVOR March 1992 Dir: Donald Petrie Cast: Elizabeth McGovern, Harley Jane Kozak, Ken Wahl, Bill Pullman, Brad Pitt Producer: Lauren Shuler-Donner Screenplay: Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott Start Date: 9/19/90, Portland, OR Negative Cost: $12.9 million A woman keeps dreaming about her high-school sweetheart. Petrie directed MYSTIC PIZZA and OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS. FX/2: THE DEADLY ART OF ILLUSION 1.85 May 10 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Richard Franklin Cast: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy Producers: Dodi Fayed, Jack Wiener Screenplay: Bill Condon D.P.: Victor Kemper Start Date: 4/30/90, Toronto Negative Cost: $16.4 million It's five years later and movie special effects wizard Rollie Tyler (Bryan) and cop-turned-private eye Leo McCarthy (Brian) face the most treacherous challenge of their careers. Rollie has become a high-tech toymaker and is enlisted to help trap a would-be killer. This film has been pushed back from an April 5th release date. Music is by Lalo Schifrin. LITTLE MAN TATE October 9 (NY, LA, Toronto) Rating: "PG" October 18 (wide) Dir: Jodie Foster Cast: Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Harry Connick Jr., Debbie Mazar, Josh Mostel, George Plimpton Producers: Scott Rudin, Peggy Rajski, Randy Stone Screenplay: Scott Frank D.P.: Mike Southon Start Date: 7/11/90, Cincinnati Negative Cost: $9.8 million Jodie makes her directorial debut with this story of a boy genius caught between the worlds of his working mom (Ms. Foster) and a child psychologist (Dianne Wiest). Fine advanced word. LOVE FIELD January, 1992 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Jonathan Kaplan Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Haysbert, Brian Kerwin, Beth Grant, Louise Latham, Peggy Rea Producers: Midge Sanford, Sarah Pillsbury Screenplay: Don Roos D.P.: Ralf D. Bode Start Date: 4/2/90, Rocky Mount, NC, Virginia, Washington, DC Negative Cost: $17.7 million Interracial love story set against the backdrop of the Kennedy assassination. Kaplan directed THE ACCUSED. Haysbert (MAJOR LEAGUE) replaced Denzel Washington as the love interest. Has been pushed back to 1992 from October 18th at Michelle Pfeiffer's request, due to FRANKIE AND JOHNNY's October 11th playdate. MARRIED TO IT March 1992 Rating: "R" Language and a scene of sensuality Dir: Arthur Hiller Cast: Beau Bridges, Stockard Channing, Robert Sean Leonard, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ron SIlver, Cybill Shepard Producer: Thomas Baer Screenplay: Janet Kovalcik D.P.: Victor J. Kemper Start Date: 7/30/90, Toronto, New York Negative Cost: $14.3 million A comedy featuring three married New York couples with radically different lifestyles. Leonard was the suicidal thespian in DEAD POETS SOCIETY. Music is by Henry Mancini. Film runs 110 minutes. Advanced word is tepid. MISSING PIECES 1992 Rating: "PG" Dir: Leonard Stern Cast: Eric Idle, Robert Wuhl, Lauren Hutton, Bernie Kopell, Kim Lankford, Richard Belzer Producer: Aaron Russo Screenplay: Leonard Stern D.P.: Peter Stein Start Date: 10/10/90, New York, Los Angeles The comedic adventures of an idealist, a greeting card writer and a gifted cellist. Marvin Hamlisch will provide the musical score. MYSTERY DATE 1.85 August 16 Dir: Jonathan Wax Cast: Ethan Hawke, Teri Polo, Brian McNamara, Fisher Stevens, B.D. Wong Producer: Cathleen Summers Screenplay: Parker Bennett, Terry Runte D.P.: Oliver Wood Start Date: 7/31/90, Vancouver Negative Cost: $9.6 million An upbeat romantic comedy. Hawke was last seen in WHITE FANG. Fisher Stevens in *not* from India (SHORT CIRCUIT) and B.D. Wong is a Tony winner from M. BUTTERFLY. Advanced word is good. OFF AND RUNNING 1992 Dir: Edward Bianchi Cast: Cyndi Lauper, David Keith, Richard Belzer, Anita Morris, Johnny Pinto Producer: Aaron Russo Screenplay: Mitch Glazer D.P.: Andrzej Bartkowiak Start Date: 2/8/90, Miami, New York, Washington, DC Formerly titled MOON OVER MIAMI. PROBABLE CAUSE January 1993 Negative Cost: $25 million ROBOCOP 3 June, 1992 Dir: Fred Dekker Cast: Robert Burke, Nancy Allen, John Castle, CCH Pounder, Bruce Locke, Felton Perry, Robert DoQui Producer: Patrick Crowley Screenplay: Fred Dekker D.P.: Gary Kibbe Start Date: 2/4/91, Atlanta Negative Cost: $23.5 million This one's "on the cheap". SHADOWS AND FOG February 1992 Rating: "PG" Dir: Woody Allen Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Madonna, John Malkovich, Jodie Foster, Donald Pleasence, Kenneth Mars, Fred Gwynne, David Straithairn, Kate Nelligan Exec. Producers: Jack Rollins, Charles Joffe Producers: Robert Greenhut, Woody Allen Screenplay: Woody Allen D.P.: Carlo Di Palma Start Date: 11/19/90, New York Negative Cost: $21.8 million *Everyone* wants to work with Woody! And yes, it's in Black and White and set in the Roaring Twenties. It's Woody's most expensive film ever. His next film, which goes into production in November, '91 will be for TriStar and his old friend Mike Medavoy. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS 1.85 (SR) February 14 Rating: "R" Dir: Jonathan Demme Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn Screenplay: Ted Tally Based upon novel by Thomas Harris Producer: Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ron Bozman Negative Cost: $19.7 million Hopkins plays a brilliant psychiatrist imprisoned in a ward for the criminally insane, who is called on as a unique "consultant" for the FBI. Foster is an FBI recruit with whom the doctor plays dangerous mind games. Advanced word was sensational when the screenings began in September, 1990. Delayed from October, 1990 opening. *Big* hit. THERE GOES MY BABY October 1992 Dir: Floyd Mutrux Negative Cost: $10.5 million Orion Classics -------------- EUROPA, EUROPA 1.66 June 28 Rating: "R" For mature treatment of Holocaust themes. Dir: Agnieszka Holland Cast: Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, Andre Wilms, Aschley Wanninger, Hanns Zischler Producers: Margaret Menegoz, Artur Brauner Screenplay: Agnieszka Holland, based on memoirs of Salomon Perel True story of a young Jew who successfully posed as a loyal German Nazi to escape death during World War II. Filled with suspense and touches of humor, it comes with excellent advanced word. HOWARD'S END March, 1992 Dir: James Ivory Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, James Wilby, Helena Bonham Carter Producer: Ismail Merchant Screenplay: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, based on the novel by E.M. Forster D.P.: Tony Pierce-Roberts Start Date: 4/22/91, U.K. The creators of A ROOM WITH A VIEW and MAURICE tackle yet another E.M. Forster novel. Two wealthy English families' contrasting views of life force them into battle of style as they compete for inheritance of a house. JACQUOT DE NANTES Spring 1992 Dir: Agnes Varda Biography of the childhood of Ms. Varda's late husband, director Jacques Demy. LOVE WITHOUT PITY 1.85 May 31 (NY) Rating: "R" Dir: Eric Rochant Cast: Hippolyte Girardot, Mireille Perrier Producer: Alain Rocca Screenplay: Eric Rochant A buoyant boy-meets-girl romance that is one of the most acclaimed and successful debut features to come from France in years. Set in contemporary Paris, this film tells the story of a perpetual dropout whose sole interests are sleeping late, chain-smoking and prowling the Paris streets for new girlfriends. He amasses a vast array of female companions due to his considerable charm. One day he meets Nathalie, a ravishingly seductive woman who is extremely smart as well. They fall in love. In a lyrical style anchored in the French New Wave, Rochant evokes the tentative stabs at romance made by this very mis-matched pair. MY FATHER'S GLORY 1.85 June 21 (NY,LA) Dir: Yves Robert Cast: Philippe Caubere, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain Screenplay: based on the novel "Souvenirs" by Marcel Pagnol A turn of the century tale of live in Provence opens at Manhattan's Loew's Fine Arts. Superb word. MY MOTHER'S CASTLE 1.85 July 26 (NY,LA) Dir: Yves Robert Cast: Philippe Caubere, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain Screenplay: based on the novel by Marcel Pagnol This story of a young Frenchman and his fetching mother opens at Manhattan's Loew's Fine Arts. It is the sequel to MY FATHER's GLORY. OPEN DOORS 1.85 March 29 (NY) Rating: "R" Dir: Gianni Amelio Cast: Gian Maria Volonte, Ennio Fantastichini, Renzo Giovampietro, Renato Carpentieri, Tuccio Musumeci, Silverio Blasi, Vitalba Andrea Producer: Angelo Rizzoli Screenplay: Gianni Amelio, Vincenzo Cerami D.P.: Tonino Nardi Italian import concerns a man who commits three murders of vengeance in Palermo of 1937. Academy Award Nominee for Foreign Film. Winner of four European Film Awards including Best Film. Winner of four Di Donatello Awards include Best Picture, Best Actor. "In the compelling tradition of BREAKER MORANT and TWELVE ANGRY MEN." RAISE THE RED LANTERN 1992 Dir: Zhang Yimou RHAPSODY IN AUGUST December 20 (limited) Dir: Akira Kurosawa Cast: Sachiko Murase, Hisashi Igawa, Narumi Kayashima, Tomoko Ohtakara, Mitsunori Isaki, Richard Gere Producer: Hisao Kurosawa Screenplay: Akira Kurosawa, based on Kiyoko Murata's novel "In the Cauldron" D.P.s: Takao Saito, Masaharu Ueda Start Date: 7/3/90, Chichibu, Gotemba, Izu, Nagasaki, Tokyo The film tells the tale of a group of four children who spend their summer vacation with their grandmother, who is a survivor of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki. There is a common Japanese belief that the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were unjustifiable acts of American terrorism, and had nothing to do with ending the war. The youngest child becomes deeply resentful of the U.S. when he learns that the bomb killed his grandfather. But his feelings are confused when an American uncle, played by Richard Gere (speaking Japanese), visits from Hawaii. Gere is shocked to learn that his grandmother lost her husband in the bombing, and asks, on behalf of the U.S., for her forgiveness, which she happily gives. The film was savaged by foreign journalists at a preview screening in Tokyo, claiming that Kurosawa was ignoring Japan's role in starting the war by bombing Pearl Harbor and massacring hundreds of thousands in Nanking and Manila. Kurosawa explained that he was not attempting to defend Japan's role in the war. "This is a film about a family - not war or peace". The moral of the tale was intended to be that it is the leaders of countries, and not the ordinary people, who are responsible for wars. THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE September 27 (NY) Rating: "PG-13" October 11 (LA, SF) Dir: John Bailey Cast: Lily Tomlin Exec Producers: Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner Producer: Paula Mazur Screenplay: Jane Wagner, based on her play Film version of Lily Tomlin's award-winning one-woman show opens exclusively at Manhattan's 57th St. Playhouse. Then at LA's Royal Theatre and San Francisco's Castro. Excellent advanced word. SLACKER April 19 Dir: Richard Linklater Cast: Richard Linklater Producer: Richard Linklater Screenplay: Richard Linklater D.P.: Lee Daniel Start Date: 1990, Austin, TX I'm glad to see someone else worked on this film! A TALE OF SPRINGTIME TBA Dir: Eric Rohmer Cast: Anne Teyssedre, Hughes Quester, Florence Darel Screenplay: Eric Rohmer The French filmmaker spins a story of romantic tension and intrigue when a high school teacher stays over at the apartment of her girlfriend's father. Paramount --------- THE ADDAMS FAMILY 1.85 November 22 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Barry Sonnenfeld Cast: Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Dan Hedaya, Judith Malina, Carel Struycken, Elizabeth Wilson, Dana Ivey, Paul Benedict Producer: Scott Rudin Screenplay: Larry Wilson, Caroline Thompson D.P.s: Owen Roizman, Gale Tattersall Start Date: 11/26/90, Los Angeles, Roanoke, VA Negative Cost: $35 million A spectacular production based more on Charles Addams' original comic strips than on the campy Sixties' TV series. Orion Pictures has sold the domestic distribution rights to this most promising film to Paramount. Could hit big. Soundtrack will feature some work by M.C. Hammer. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS November 8 Dir: Robert Lieberman Cast: Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan, Ethan Randall, Kevin Nealon, Lauren Bacall, Amy Oberer, Leslie Nielsen, Thora Birch, Andrea Martin Producer: Marykay Powell Screenplay: Thom Eberhardt, Gail Parent, Neal Israel, Richard Kramer D.P.: Robbie Greenberg Start Date: 7/22/91, Los Angeles Ex-NBC chief Brandon Tartikoff takes over Paramount Pictures. He sees a script called "All I Want For Christmas". He says, "If TV movies have 30-day shooting schedules, why can't features?" This one does. In what must be record time for modern feature films, this one will take 4 months from start of principal photography to hitting the neighborhood screens. Leslie Nielsen plays Santa. A portent of things to come at Paramount? Mebbe it will be available on homevideo for Christmas, 1991? Seven-year old Hallie O'Fallon (Birch) think that a department store Santa can help bring her estranged parents back together. BEBE'S KIDS Summer, 1992 Voices: Saison Love Exec. Producers: Reginald and Warrington Hudlin Producers: Tom Wilhite, Willard Carroll Screenplay: Reginald Hudlin Start Date: 10/2/91, Los Angeles Animated film features characters created by the late comedian Robin Harris (DO THE RIGHT THING, HOUSE PARTY). Saison Love has been signed to perform the voice of Harris. BEVERLY HILLS COP III Summer, 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: Eddie Murphy Another formula film. This time Murphy gets $15 million up front. BODY PARTS 2.35 August 9 Dir: Eric Red Cast: Jeff Fahey, Brad Dourif, Lindsay Duncan, Kim Delany, Zakes Mokae, Peter Murnik, John Walsh Producer: Frank Mancuso, Jr. Screenplay: Eric Red, Norman Snider A thriller about a psychologist who has the limb of a criminal grafted onto his body, only to find that it controls his behavior. Gross. BOOMERANG June, 1992 Dir: Reginald Hudlin Cast: Eddie Murphy Producers: Brian Grazer, Warrington Hudlin Screenplay: Barry Blaustein, David Sheffield Start Date: 11/11/91, New York The Hudlin Brothers scored with HOUSE PARTY. Now they get a major deal at Paramount. Murphy is a ladies' man who falls in love with a girl who can't stand him. Eddie will get $12 million for this one. THE BUTCHER'S WIFE October 25 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Terry Hughes Cast: Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, George Dzundza, Frances McDormand, Margaret Colin, Max Perlich, Miriam Margolyes, Helen Hanft, Mary Steenburgen Producer: Wallis Nicita, Lauren Lloyd Screenplay: Ezra Litwak, Marjorie Schwartz D.P.: Frank Tidy Start Date: 10/8/90, North Carolina, New York, Los Angeles Moore plays the psychic this time, also in Manhattan (ala' GHOST). Daniels is a psychiatrist who believes that the psychic next door is tampering with his patients. Director Hughes makes his feature debut. He directs THE GOLDEN GIRLS for TV. Film delayed from August 23 opening. Word is that there is some reshooting going on. COLUMBUS 2.35 70mm October 1992 Dir: Ridley Scott Cast: Gerard Depardieu Producers: Ridley Scott, Alain Goldman, Mimi Polk Screenplay: Roselyne Bosch D.P.: Adrian Biddle Start Date: 12/3/91, Spain, West Indies Negative Cost: $42-$44 million One of two features in production on the exploits of Christopher Columbus, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Discovery of the New World. The competing feature from the Salkinds has yet to get distribution. CITIZEN KANE May 1 Dir: Orson Welles NY, LA, D.C., Chicago, SF, Seattle, Boston, Houston Cast: Orson Welles May 12 Hartford Producer: Orson Welles Screenplay: Orson Welles One of the all-time greats gets a 50th Anniversary re-issue with brand-new 35mm prints. COOL WORLD 1992 Dir: Ralph Bakshi Cast: Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne Producer: Frank Mancuso, Jr. Screenplay: Michael Grais, Mark Victor D.P.: John A. Alonzo Start Date: 3/15/91, Las Vegas, Los Angeles Combined animation-live action film reportedly tells the story of real people who find themselves in a cartoon world and can't figure out why. DEAD AGAIN 1.85 August 23 Rating: "R" Dir: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Donald Sutherland, Andy Garcia, Derek Jacobi, Hanna Schygulla, Campbell Scott, Miriam Margolyes Exec. Producer: Sydney Pollack Producers: Charles H. Maguire, Lindsay Doran Screenplay: Scott Frank D.P.: Matthew F. Leonetti Start Date: 10/1/90, Los Angeles HENRY V Oscar nominee Kenneth Branagh makes a film about a Forties bandleader wrongly executed for his wife's murder and reincarnated in the Ninties. FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER 2.35 (SR) January 18 Dir: John Milius Cast: Rosanna Arquette, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Brad Johnson Exec Producer: John McTiernan Producer: Mace Neufield Screenplay: Robert Dillon, David Shaber A Navy squadron launches an illegal attack on Hanoi near the end of the Vietnam War. Visual Effects from Introvision and Rhythm and Hues. Music is by Basil Poledouris. "The only thing they can count on is each other." FRANKIE AND JOHNNY October 11 Rating: "R" For language and sensuality. Dir: Garry Marshall Cast: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane, Laurie Metcalf, Jane Morris, Tim Hopper Producer: Garry Marshall D.P.: Donte Spinotti Screenplay: Terrence McNally, adapted from his play FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE Start Date: 1/29/91, Los Angeles Film version of McNally's off-Broadway hit show about the romance between a short-order cook and a waitress. Advanced word is good. HE SAID, SHE SAID 2.35 February 22 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Ken Kwapis, Marisa Silver Cast: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins, Sharon Stone Producer: Frank Mancuso, Jr. Screenplay: Brian Hohlfield D.P.: Stephen H. Burum Start Date: 6/18/90, Baltimore A romance told from both points of view. The male point of view segments are directed by Mr. Kwapis, the female ones by Ms. Silver. The directors are also an item. INDECENT PROPOSAL 1992 Dir: Adrian Lyne Cast: TBA Producer: Sherry Lansing Screenplay: Amy Jones Start Date: 1/92 Lyne and Lansing team up one again after FATAL ATTRACTION made so much money for Paramount (although it officially just *barely* went into the black) THE INNOCENT 1992 Dir: John Schlesinger Cast: TBA Producers: Norman Heyman, Chris Sievernich, Wieland Schulz-Kiel Screenplay: Ian McEwan Start Date: 1/92, Berlin JENNIFER EIGHT 1992 Dir: Bruce Robinson Cast: Andy Garcia, Uma Thurman, Lance Henriksen, Kathy Baker, John Malkovich, Producer: Scott Rudin Screenplay: Bruce Robinson Start Date: 9/23/91, Vancouver Negative Cost: $20 million Garcia stars as Sgt. John Berlin, a former L.A. cop who joins the police force of a Northern California town. In his obsessive pursuit of a homicide investigation, he believes that he's on the trail of a dangerous killer who has just claimed his eighth victim, code-named Jennifer. Helena Robertson (Thurman) is a blind woman whose friend has disappeared. Helena may have encountered the killer and could provide Berlin with his only chance of solving the crimes. The more deeply Berlin becomes involved in the case, the more authorities doubt the very existence of the killer. Henriksen plays Freddy Ross, Berlin's friend and colleague. Baker is Freddy's wife, Margie. Malkovich is St. Anne, the FBI investigator assigned to the case. Garcia received an Oscar nod for THE GODFATHER PART III. He also co-stars in DEAD AGAIN. Henriksen will be seen in ALIEN3. Baker was recently seen in EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and is in the upcoming ARTICLE 99. Malkovich was recently in QUEENS LOGIC, THE OBJECT OF BEAUTY and THE SHELTERING SKY. Robinson directed WITHNAIL AND I. He was Oscar-nominated for writing THE KILLING FIELDS. JUICE February 1992 Dir: Ernest Dickerson Producers: Neal Moritz, David Heyman, Peter Frankfurt Screenplay: Ernest Dickerson, Gerard Brown Negative Cost: $5 million Spike Lee's cinematographer makes his feature directorial bow with a film concerning four black Harlem youths whose brief encounter with crime takes a deadly turn. This independent production has been picked up by Paramount, who have a $10 million P&A budget. LAME DUCKS TBA Rating: "PG" Dir: Dennis Dugan Cast: John Turturro, Mel Smith, Bob Nelson, Nancy Marchand, John Savident, George de la Pena, Spike Alexander, Juli Donaki Producers: David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Gil Netter Screenplay: Pat Proft D.P.: David M. Walsh Start Date: 12/10/90, Los Angeles Madcap comedy about three men commissioned to start a ballet company. Dugan last directed PROBLEM CHILD. NAKED GUN 2 1/2: THE SMELL OF FEAR 1.85 June 28 Dir: David Zucker Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson, Robert Goulet Exec. Producers: Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, Jim Abrahams Producers: Robert K. Weiss Screenplay: David Zucker, Pat Proft D.P.: Robert Stevens Start Date: 11/27/90, Los Angeles Sequel to the smash hit from 1987. In early May they shot an opening scene with Zsa Zsa Gabor in which she slaps another cop and gets arrested. NECESSARY ROUGHNESS September 27 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Stan Dragoti Cast: Scott Bakula, Robert Loggia, Hector Elizondo, Harley Jane Kozak, Evander Holyfield, Sinbad, Kathy Ireland, Jason Bateman, Larry Miller, Dick Butkus, Earl Campbell, Roger Craig, Ben Davidson, Tony Dorsett, Ed Jones, Jim Kelly, Jerry Rice, Herschel Walker, Randy White Producers: Mace Neufeld, Bob Rehme Screenplay: Rick Natkin, Dave Fuller D.P.: Peter Stein Start Date: 4/17/90, Denton, TX Negative Cost: $13.5 million Football comedy about the cleanup of a corrupt college football program where an honest coach (Elizondo) and his assistant (Loggia) are faced with the challenge of making champions of a group of unconventional athletes led by a 34-year-old quarterback (Bakula). 1900 February 1 Rating: "NC-17" Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci Cast: Robert De Niro, Gerard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Donald Sutherland, Burt Lancaster Producer: Alberto Grimaldi Screenplay: Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci Bertolucci's long masterwork finally gets the restored, uncut treatment here in the U.S. in Dolby Stereo. PATRIOT GAMES 2.35 70mm June 1992 Dir: Philip Noyce Cast: Harrison Ford Producer: Mace Neufeld, Robert Rehme Screenplay: W. Peter Iliff, based on Tom Clancy's novel Start Date: 11/2/91, London, Baltimore, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $35 million Alec Baldwin pulls out of this sequel to THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER due to scheduling problems when the start date was pushed back to November. He will be starring on Broadway with Jessica Lange in "A Streetcar Named Desire" in February. Harrison Ford will apparently be paid $9 million to take over the film. Ford will also be in the subsequent sequel, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER. The producers are now bidding big for the following property, THE SUM OF FEARS, in which Ford would again topline. CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER will be directed by John McTiernan, who helmed THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. John Badham was in the works to direct PATRIOT GAMES, but couldn't strike the right deal. Noyce directed DEAD CALM. ...OCTOBER grossed $120 million domestically and $77 million overseas. THE PERFECT WEAPON 1.85 (SR) March 15 Rating: "R" For martial arts violence and some language. Dir: Mark DiSalle Cast: Jeff Speakman, John Dye, Dante Basco, Mako, Mariska Hargitay, Prof. Toru Tanaka, Seth Sakai, Clyde Kusatsu, James Hong, Danny Kamekona, Beau Starr Producers: Mark DiSalle, Pierre David Screenplay: David C. Wilson D.P.: Russell Carpenter Start Date: 9/21/90, Los Angeles Ken-Po Karate expert returns home to avenge the death of his girlfriend. "No gun. No knife. No equal." "Just try him." REGARDING HENRY 1.85 July 10 Dir: Mike Nichols Cast: Harrison Ford, Annette Bening Exec. Producer: Robert Greenhut Producers: Mike Nichols, Scott Rudin Screenplay: Jeffrey Abrams D.P.: Giuseppe Rotunno Start Date: 9/14/90, New York, Los Angeles A homeless person shoots a ruthless lawyer whose marriage is faltering in the head. In fighting for life, he learns to appreciate the important things in life. Big prospects. SCHOOL TIES 1992 Dir: Robert Mandel Cast: Bredan Fraser, Matt Damon, Randall Batinkoff, Chris O'Donnell, Cole Hauser, Anthony Rapp, Ben Affleck, Andrew Lowery, Amy Locane Producer: Sherry Lansing Screenplay: Darryl Ponicsan D.P.: Freddie Francis Start Date: 9/3/91, Massachusetts SOAPDISH 1.85 May 31 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Michael Hoffman Cast: Sally Field, Robert Downey Jr, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Kline, Elisabeth Shue, Cathy Moriarty, Carrie Fisher, Teri Hatcher, Garry Marshall Producer: Alan Greisman Screenplay: Andrew Bergman, Robert Harling D.P.: Ueli Steiger Start Date: 10/22/90, Los Angeles A great cast in a potentially terrific comedy. They play the cast and crew of a long-running TV soap opera. The writers have THE FRESHMAN and STEEL MAGNOLIAS to their credit. STAR TREK VI-THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY 2.35 (SRD) 70mm December 6 Dir: Nicholas Meyer Cast: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, David Warner, Christopther Plummer, Jack Palance, Kim Cattrall, Michael Dorn, Kurtwood Smith, John Shuck, Mark Lenard, Brock Peters, Rosana De Soto, Iman, Paul Rosilli, Christian Slater Exec. Producer: Leonard Nimoy Producers: Steven-Charles Jaffe, Ralph Winters Screenplay: Nicholas Meyer, Denny Martin Flynn, based on Gene Roddenberry's 1966 TV series STAR TREK. D.P.: Hiro Narita Start Date: 4/16/90, Los Angeles, Alaska Negative Cost: $27.5 million Second unit Alaskan Glacier photography was directed by producer Steven-Charles Jaffe, who also produced GHOST. This will be the final voyage for our intrepid original cast, as they are long in the tooth and ready to be retired. There will be substantial "tie-ins" to the ST:TNG world. Visual Effects by ILM, Score by James Horner. TREK VII, anyone? Film moved up a week to avoid the terror that is HOOK. Plot is common knowledge by now. Suffice it to say, there are tensions involving the Klingons, a Peace mission and assassinations. Excellent advanced word. STEPPING OUT October 4 Rating: "PG" (NY, LA, SF, Toronto) Dir: Lewis Gilbert Cast: Liza Minelli, Shelley Winters, Andrea Martin, Ellen Greene, Julie Walters, Sheila McCarthy, Jane Krakowski, Carol Woods-Coleman, Robin Stevan, Bill Irwin Producers: Lewis Gilbert, John Dark Screenplay: Richard Harris D.P.: Alan Hume Start Date: 8/27/90, Toronto Liza plays a tap dance teacher in this musical comedy, under whose tutelage a group of women find themselves and each other. Gilbert last directed SHIRLEY VALENTINE. Songs are by Kander and Ebb. Advanced word is mixed at best. TALENT FOR THE GAME April 26 (Florida) Rating: "PG" Dir: Robert M. Young Cast: Edward James Olmos, Lorraine Bracco, Jeff Corbett, Jamey Sheridan, Terry Kinney, Janet Carroll, Tom Bower, Tom Ryan Producer: Martin Elfand Screenplay: Frank Pierson, David Himmelstein, Tom Donnelly D.P.: Curtis Clark Start Date: 8/13/90, Idaho, Los Angeles Olmos plays a baseball scout who discovers an incredible young pitcher. Film was also tested in Seattle then sent straight to video. TRUE COLORS 1.85 March 15 Rating: "R" For language and sensuality. (NY,LA,D.C., Toronto) Dir: Herbert Ross Cast: John Cusack, James Spader, Imogen Stubbs, Mandy Patinkin, Richard Widmark Producers: Herbert Ross, Laurence Mark Screenplay: Kevin Wade D.P.: Dante Spinotti Start Date: 3/23/90, Richmond, Charlottesville VA, Montana, Annapolis MD, Washington DC Two Washington, D.C. attorneys become involved with the same woman. WAYNE'S WORLD 1992 Dir: Penelope Spheeris Cast: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Lara Flynn Boyle, Donna Dixon, Colleen Camp Exec. Producer: Howard W. Koch Producer: Lorne Michaels Screenplay: Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner Start Date: 8/2/91, Los Angeles Another hang-over from Mr. Tartikoff's bag o' tricks winds up at Paramount as a feature is made of the Cable-TV public access show segment of NBC's Saturday Night Live starring those two mid-pubescent air-guitarers hits the big screen. Lowe plays a TV exec who sees commerical potential in the access show. Boyle is Wayne's ex-girlfriend and Dixon is Garth's dream girl, a curvaceous doughnut shop employee. WUTHERING HEIGHTS 1992 Dir: Peter Kosminsky Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche Producer: Mary Selway Screenplay: Anne Devlin, based on Emily Bronte's novel Start Date: 10/91, England Remake of the classic tale is the first product from Paramount Europe. Producer Selway's name will be recognized as one of the very top casting directors in the biz. Pilgrims 3 Films ---------------- THE BOY WHO CRIED BITCH October 11 (NY) Dir: Juan Jose Campanella Cast: Karen Young, Harley Cross Fictional family is torn apart by an adolescent's aggressions. Excellent word, including sensational notices for young Harley Cross as the boy. Quartet Films ------------- THE SLEAZY UNCLE 1.66 February 22 (NY) Rating: None Dir: Franco Brusati Cast: Vittorio Gassman, Giancarlo Giannini, Andrea Ferreol, Simona Cavallari, Stefania Sandrelli Producers: Leo Pescarolo, Guido DeLaurentiis Screenplay: Leo Benvenuit, Piero De Bernardi, Franco Brusati A new comedy from the director of BREAD AND CHOCOLATE. "To him Fun is a four letter word...LIFE!" Samuel Goldwyn -------------- BLACK ROBE November 1 (NY, LA) Rating: "R" For strong violence and sensuality Dir: Bruce Beresford Cast: Lothaire Bluteau, Sandrine Holt, Aden Young Producers: Robert Lantos, Stephanie Reichel, Sue Milliken Epic adventure of a Jesuit priest and his apprentice struggling to survive during the first clash between European and native American cultures in the wilderness frontier of 1634 will be released in time for 1991 Oscar consideration. The world premiere is September 5th at Toronto's Festival of Festivals. Beresford directed DRIVING MISS DAISY and MISTER JOHNSON. Excellent advanced word. The leader in the films nominated for Canada's Genie Awards for Cinematic excellence. CITY OF HOPE 2.35 October 11 (NY, LA) Rating: "R" for strong language and sensuality scene Dir: John Sayles Cast: Vincent Spano, Tony LoBianco, Joe Morton, Anthony John Denison, Todd Graff, Angela Bassett, Barbara Williams, Louis Zorich Producers: Sarah Green, Maggie Renzi Screenplay: John Sayles Start Date: 7/10/90, Cincinnati Snowballing effect of corruption and decay on a modern American city, known as "Hudson City". Gee, didn't I used to live there? Sayles lives in my old town of Hoboken, NJ, which just happens to be in Hudson County. *Superb* advanced notices. Grand Prize Winner at the Tokyo Film Festival. LA FEMME NIKITA 2.35 (SR) March 8 Rating: "R" Dir: Luc Besson Cast: Anne Parillaud, Jean-Hughes Anglade, Tcheky Karyo, Jeanne Moreau, Jacques Boudet French thriller about a hardened criminal transformed by an underground government agency into a political assassin. Besson directed SUBWAY. LIVIN' LARGE! September 20 Dir: Michael Schultz Cast: T.C. Carson, Lisa C. Arrindell, Afrika Baby Bam, Blanche Baker, Julia Campbell Exec. Producer: David Picker Screenplay: Fred Johnson, William M. Payne D.P.: Peter Lyons Collister Start Date: 10/16/90, Atlanta A black newscaster goes from obscurity to network news while grappling with his identity. Schultz directed CAR WASH! Formerly titled THE TAPES OF DEXTER JACKSON. MADAME BOVARY December 25 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Claude Charbol Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Francois Balmer, Christophe Malavoy, Lucas Belvaux Producer: Marin Jarmitz French hit based on the Gustave Flaubert classic faithfully reproduces the book, including using some of the same dialogue. MISSISSIPPI MASALA February 1992 Dir: Mira Nair Cast: Denzel Washington, ASarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore, Tico Wells, Charles Dutton Producers: Mira Nair, Micharl Nozik Screenplay: Sooni Taraporeavala D.P.: Ed Lachman Start Date: 8/27/90, Greenwood MS, Kampala Uganda Story of an Indian family that was forced to flee Idi Amin's Uganda in 1972. Twenty years later they find themselves in Greenwood MS, where the daughter falls in love with an entrepreneurial carpet cleaner (Washington), which causes tension within both the Indian and Black communities. MR. WONDERFUL 1992 Dir: Anthony Minghella Cast: TBA Producer: Marianne Moloney Screenplay: Vicki Polon, Amy Schor Start Date: 12/91, New York MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS 1.85 (SR) March 22 Rating: "PG" Dir: Stuart Rosenberg Cast: Scott Glenn, Kate Capshaw, Ben Johnson, Tess Harper, Balthazar Getty, Mickey Rooney, Gary Busey Producers: Martin Poll, E.K. Gaylord II Screenplay: Joel Don Humphreys A rural man attempts to prove his mettle in a local rodeo. This well-review contemporary western features music by James Horner. THE PLAYBOYS May, 1992 Dir: Gillies MacKinnon Cast: Albert Finney, Aidan Quinn, Robin Wright, Milo O'Shea, Niamh Cusack, Ian McElhinney, Stella McCusker, Niall Buggy Producer: Bill Cartlidge, Simon Perry Screenplay: Shane Connaughton, Kerry Crabbe D.P.: Jack Conroy Start Date: 7/1/91, Ireland Tara is a strong-willed woman who falls for a traveling actor when his troupe sets ip their theatre in her village during the late 1950s. The town police sergeant, who has long been in love with Tara, is determined to destroy this budding romance. Connaughton wrote MY LEFT FOOT. ROCK-A-DOODLE April, 1992 Rating: "G" Dir: Don Bluth Cast: Voices of Glen Campbell, Ellen Greene, Christopher Plummer, Phil Harris, Sandy Duncan, Eddie Deezen Producers: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy Screenplay: David N. Weiss Animated musical about a rooster with the power to bring up the sun. From Bluth/Sullivan Productions, creators of AN AMERICAN TAIL, THE LAND BEFORE TIME, THE SECRET OF NIMH and ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN. Opened in London in July, 1991 to good notices. STRAIGHT OUT OF BROOKLYN 1.85 May 22 Rating: "R" for language Dir: Matty Rich Screenplay: Matty Rich This winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival is the story of life in the projects, actually filmed in Brooklyn's Red Hook housing development. He took a page from Robert Townsend's book, getting financing from credit cards. "From 19-year-old filmmaker Matty Rich comes a daring new film straight from his own life." TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY 1.33 May 3 Dir: Anthony Minghella Cast: Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Michael Maloney Producer: Robert Cooper Screenpolay: Anthony Minghella D.P.: Remi Adefarsin Woman's dead lover reappears as a ghost. Excellent word. SGE --- MCBAIN September 20 (NY,LA) Rating: "R" Strong war violence, language and drug use. October 25 (wide) Cast: Christopher Walken, Maria Conchita Alonso Negative Cost: $16 million This action film involves a group of Vietnam vets who honor a pact made to a former comrade 20 years previously. Features extensive computer generated effects. $1.1 million ad-pub budget for the 130 print NY, LA openings. When the film goes wide, about 1200 prints will be in circulation. Skouras ------- THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS 1.85 March 29 Rating: "R" Dir: Paul Schrader Cast: Christopher Walken, Natasha Richardson, Rupert Everett, Helen Mirren Producer: Angelo Rizzoli Screenplay: Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Ian McEwan A British couple vacationing in Venice fall under the spell of a local couple. Features music by Angelo Badalamenti. "The appearance of innocence. The heat of desire..." THE END OF INNOCENCE January 18 Rating: "R" Dir: Dyan Cannon Cast: Dyan Cannon, John Heard Producers: Thom Tyson, Vince Cannon Screenplay: Dyan Cannon Ego-fest for Ms. Cannon who suffers a nervous breakdown. Played for a week in LA last December for Oscar qualification. South Gate ---------- AFTER MIDNIGHT Dir: Allan Holzman Cast: Deborah Harry, James Russo, Tim Thomerson, Paige French, Grace Zabriskie Producers: J. Luchauco Pelman, Yoram Pelman Screenplay: Mark Peploe D.P.: Ilan Rosenberg Start Date: 11/12/90, Los Angeles JULIA HAS TWO LOVERS 1.85 March 22 (NY) Rating: "R" Dir: Bashar Shbib Cast: Daphna Kastner, David Duchovny, David Charles Producer: Bashar Shbib Screenplay: Daphna Kastner, Bashar Shbib, based on short story by Kastner D.P.: Stephen Reizes Romantic comedy/drama about a woman in a bad relationship who gets involved with a man who dialed a wrong number. Streamline Pictures ------------------- FIST OF THE NORTH STAR August 30 Animated THE PROFESSIONAL: GOLGO 13 December 25 Animated ROBOT CARNIVAL March 15 Animated Nine different Japanese animated films in a science fiction anthology. Studio Three Film ----------------- POPCORN February 1 Rating: "R" Dir: Mark Herrier Cast: Jill Schoelen, Tom Villard, Dee Wallace Stone, Derek Rydall, Elliott Hurst, Kelly Jo Minter, Malcolm Danare, Ray Walston, Tony Roberts Producers: Torben Johnke, Gary Goch, Ashok Amritraj Screenplay: Tod Hackett Murder mystery about a film student who recognizes scenes from her own nightmares while watching a cult horror film. "Buy a bag..Go home in a box." RICH GIRL April 26 Rating: "R" Dir: Joel Bender Cast: Don Michael Paul, Jill Schoelen, Ron Karabatsos, Sean Kanan, Willie Dixon, Paul Gleason Producer: Michael B. London Screenplay: Robert Elliot D.P.: Levie Isaacks Spoiled socialite discovers musical talent and love for a musician. Paul wrote and co-produced MGM-Pathe's HARLEY DAVIDSON AND THE MARLBORO MAN. VICTIMS Dir: Pieter Van Rensaleer Cast: Roger Pretto, Sherri Rose Producer: Michael Charles Preger Immigrant rises to the top of business world and suffers shattering consequences of his illicit love affair. Symphony Pictures ----------------- SECRET SOCIETY December Dir: Diane Keaton Cast: Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Diane Keaton Producers: Martin Sheen, William R. Greenblatt A story of racial injustice in the South. Tara Releasing -------------- THE VANISHING 1.85 January 25 (NY) Rating: "R" Dir: George Sluizer Cast: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna Ter Steege, Gwen Eckhaus Producers: Anne Lordon, George Sluzier Screenplay: Tim Krabbe, adapted by George Sluzier Creepy Dutch-French thriller that has turned into a bona-fide Art-House hit. A young woman disappears from a roadside rest stop while on holiday with her boyfriend. The film has been held over at New York's Cinema 12 for so long, that the French film NOIR ET BLANC had to go elsewhere after waiting several weeks. Taurus ------ TWO EVIL EYES October 25 Rating: "R" Dir: Dario Argento, George Romero Cast: Harvey Keitel, Madeleine Potter, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall, Ramy Zada, Sally Kirkland Producer: Dario Argento Screenplay: Dario Argento, George Romero An elaborate Poe-fest features makeup effects by Tom Savini. This anthology has two films-within-a-film. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" stasrs Barbeau and Zada. "The Black Cat" toplines Keitel and Kirkland. Should be a royal gross-out. It's only opening a year late...originally scheduled for 10/26/90. Roll-out will be 200 prints. Trimark ------- AND YOU THOUGHT YOUR PARENTS WERE WEIRD October 18 Cast: Alan Thicke, Marcia Strassman, Sam Behrens Producer: Just Betzer Thicke provides the voice of a robot in this family film. THE BALLOON MAN 1992 Dir: Stanley Kramer Cast: TBA Producer: Stanley Kramer Screenplay: Ron Pearlman, Bob Woodburn, Stanley Kramer Start Date: 1/92, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $14 million Romantic comedy is Stanley Kramer's first film since THE RUNNER STUMBLES in 1979. BLACK MAGIC Dir: Deryn Warren Cast: Apollonia Kotero, Mark Hamill, Amanda Wyss Producers: Marc Springer, Deryn Warren Screenplay: Gerry Daly D.P.: Levie Isaacks Start Date: 6/14/90, Los Angeles A DOG OF FLANDERS 1992 Dir: Daniel Petrie Cast: Richard Harris, Max Von Sydow Producer: Gary Omura Screenplay: David Keating Start Date: 9/16/91, Bokrijk Belgium DOLLY DEAREST Rating: "R" for horror violence Dir: Maria Lease Cast: Denise Crosby, Sam Bottoms, Rip Torn Producer: Daniel Cady Screenplay: Maria Lease Start Date: 7/9/90, Santa Fe NM Couple re-opening a doll factory discover it's haunted. INTO THE SUN January, 1992 Dir: Fritz Kiersch Producers: Oliver Hess, Kevin Kallberg Screenplay: John Brancato, Michael Ferris Start Date: 3/5/91, Los Angeles Two captured ace pilots are caught in plot to destroy chemical weapons plant. LEPRECHAUN 1992 Dir: Mark Jones Cast: TBA Producer: Jeffrey B. Mallian Screenplay: Mark Jones Start Date: 10/28/91, Los Angeles NEON CITY Rating: "R" for violence Dir: Monte Markham Cast: Michael Ironside, Vanity, Lyle Alzado Producer: Jeff Begun Screenplay: Buck Finch Start Date: 1/7/91, Utah Eight people are trapped together in an armored transport. Markham starred in the TV series THE SECOND HUNDRED YEARS. NEWMAN August Dir: Tony Cookson Cast: Marcia Strassman, Joshua Miller, Edan Gross Producer: Just Betzer Screenplay: Tony Cookson D.P.: Paul Elliott Start Date: 7/10/90, Los Angeles NIGHT OF THE WARRIOR Dir: Rafal Zielinski Cast: Lorenzo Lamas, Anthony Geary, Kathleen Kinmont, Arlene Dahl, Bill Erwin, Ken Foree Producers: Mike Erwin, Thonmas Griffith, Lorenzo Lamas Screenplay: Thomas Griffith D.P.: Edward Pei Start Date: 3/26/90, Los Angeles PSYCHIC Straight to Video Rating: "R" For violence and sensuality. Dir: George Mihalka Cast: Zach Galligan, Catherine Mary Stewart, Michael Nouri Producers: Tom Berry, William Webb Screenplay: Miguel Tejada-Flores, Mark McQuade Crawford, William Crawford, Paul Koval D.P.: Ludek Bogner Start Date: 12/20/90, Toronto College student becomes prime suspect as he predicts when serial killer will strike again. THE SERVANTS OF TWILIGHT Sold to Showtime Rating: "R" for violence. Dir: Jeffrey Obrow Cast: Bruce Greenwood, Belinda Bauer, Richard Bradford, Grace Zabriskie, Jarrett Lennon Producer: Venetia Stevenson Screenplay: Jeffrey Obrow, Stephen Carpenter, based on Dean R. Koontz' novel Start Date: 8/6/90, Los Angeles Fanatical church leader believes young boy is the Anti-Christ. TO DIE FOR II: SON OF DARKNESS September (test market) Dir: David Price Cast: Steve Bond, Scott Jacoby, Remy O'Neill, Jay Underwood, Amanda Wyss, Michael Praed Producer: Peter Foster Screenplay: Leslie King Start Date: 11/9/90, Lake Arrowhead, Los Angeles WARLOCK January 11 (western U.S.) Rating: "R" March 29 (N.E. U.S.) Dir: Steve Miner Cast: Julian Sands, Lori Singer, Richard Grant Producer: Steve Miner Screenplay: D.T. Twohy A warlock and a witch hunter carry their battle to the present from the 1600s. Opened in Europe in 1989 to great boxoffice. Music is by Jerry Goldsmith. "He's come from the past to destroy the future. Satan also has one son." WHORE October 4 (NY, LA) Rating: "NC-17" October 18 (wide) Dir: Ken Russell Cast: Theresa Russell, Benjamin Monton, Antonio Fargas, Sanjay, Elizabeth Morehead, Michael Crabtree, John Diehl Producer: Michael D. Pariser Screenplay: Ken Russell, Deborah Dalton, based on the play "Bondage" by David Hines D.P.: Amir Mokri Start Date: 8/20/90, Los Angeles Theresa Russell is an L.A. prostitute who takes on a sordid assortment of men in cars. She gives a running commentary of her experiences directly to the camera. Apparently this film lacks the usual style and verve of Ken Russell's projects. The filmmakers are very distraught by the rating, as they feel that all of the young women who were captivated by PRETTY WOMAN should see this film, which is far more realistic. TriStar -------- ANOTHER YOU July 26 Dir: Maurice Phillips Cast: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Mercedes Ruehl, Stephen Lang, Vanessa Williams Producers: Ziggy Steinberg Screenplay: Ziggy Steinberg Start Date: 9/17/90, New York, restarted 10/90, Los Angeles Peter Bogdanovich left this picture after production had commenced. It's a comedy about a compulsive liar and a habitual con man. Phillips directed THE AMERICAN WAY. BASIC INSTINCT February, 1992 Dir: Paul Verhoeven Cast: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Denis Arndt, Leilani Sarelle Producer: Alan Marshall Screenplay: Joe Eszterhas D.P.: Jan De Bont Start Date: 4/5/91, San Francisco, Carmel, Los Angeles Very controversial thriller about a lesbian serial killer and the cop who becomes sexually obsessed with one of three dangerous suspects. BINGO! August 16 Dir: Matthew Robbins Cast: Cindy Williams, David Rasche, Robert Steinmiller Jr., David French, Joe Guzaldo, Kurt Fuller Producer: Thomas Baer Screenplay: Jim Strain D.P.: John MacPherson Start Date: 9/12/90, Vancouver A dog runs away from the circus and joins a family. Robbins last directed 'batteries not included'. BUDDY COPS 1992 Dir: Allan Metter Cast: TBA Producers: David Permut, Robert Kosberg Screenplay: David O'Malley, B.J. Nelson Start Date: 10/91, Dallas BUGSY CDS December 20 Dir: Barry Levinson Cast: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould, Joe Mantegna Producers: Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson, Warren Beatty Screenplay: James Toback D.P.: Allen Daviau Start Date: 1/21/91, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $30 million This time Warren Beatty plays a bad guy...the legendary gangster Bugsy Siegel. Levinson last directed AVALON. Dynamite cast. Advanced word is very mixed on this film. Two (sic) many directors spoil the broth? CHARLIE (Carolco) 1992 Dir: Richard Attenborough Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Geraldine Chaplin, Milla Jovovich, Mildred Harris, Moira Kelly, Kevin Kline, Diane Lane, Penelope Ann Miller, Paul Rhys, Marisa Tomei, Nancy Travis Producers: Richard Attenborough, Mario Kassar Screenplay: William Boyd, based on "My Autobiography" by Charles Chaplin and "Chaplin -- His Life and Art" by David Robinson D.P.: Sven Nykvist Start Date: 10/14/91, England, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $31 million This biopic headlining Downey as Charlie Chaplin has jumped from Universal to Carolco. This story of his life begins with his impoverished youth in London, continues with his major achievements during Hollywood's Golden Age, his fears concerning "talkies", his conflicts with J. Edgar Hoover, his exile from America and his brief, triumphant return to accept his special Academy Award. Downey will age from 19 to 83 in the process. Aykroyd plays Mack Sennett (of Keystone Kops fame), Geraldine Chaplin plays her real grandmother, Hannah Chaplin. Jovovich (RETURN TO THE BLUE LAGOON) is Mildred Harris, Chaplin's child actress first wife. Kelly (THE CUTTING EDGE, THE BOY WHO CRIED BITCH) is Oona Chaplin, his last and dearest wife. Kline works with Attenborough for the second time (CRY FREEDOM), this time as Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Lane (COTTON CLUB, A LITTLE ROMANCE) is Paulette Goddard, Chaplin's third wife and one of the biggest stars of the 40's. Miller (AWAKENINGS, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY) is Edna Purviance, the Nevada secretary who became Chaplin's first leading lady. Rhys (Royal Shakespeare Co., VINCENT AND THEO) is Chaplin's elder half-brother Sydney who became Charlie's business manager after abandoning his own acting career. Tomei (OSCAR) plays early silent screen star Mabel Normand and Travis (AIR AMERICA) is would-be actress Joan Barry, who almost destroyed Chaplin. CLIFFHANGER 1992 Dir: Renny Harlin Cast: Sylvester Stallone Screenplay: Mike France Start Date: late '91 Stallone is a park ranger who must make a daring rescue of fallen friends while mountain climbing. Screenwriter France is a former TriStar stagg reader. There are two other major parts, one male, one female, as yet uncast. CITY OF JOY December 19 (limited) Dir: Roland Joffe Cast: Patrick Swayze, Pauline Collins, Art Malik, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi Producers: Roland Joffe, Jake Eberts Screenplay: Mark Medoff, based on Dominique Lapierre's novel D.P.: Peter Biziou Start Date: 2/9/91, Calcutta India, London England An American doctor travels to Calcutta and unexpectedly finds love and beauty surrounded by the city's stifling poverty. Apparently the filmmakers have been experiencing problems with the locals on location. The film will return to India in the Fall to shoot the monsoon season scenes. Some interior pickup shots were done at Pinewood Studios in London in late August. THE DOORS (Carolco) 2.35 70mm (SR) (CDS) March 1 Rating: "R" For heavy drug content, strong sexuality and language Dir: Oliver Stone Cast: Val Kilmer, Kyle MacLachlan, Meg Ryan, Frank Whaley, Kevin Dillon, Michael Madsen, Billy Idol, Kathleen Quinlan Producers: Bill Graham, Sasha Harhari, A. Hitman Ho Screenplay: J. Randal Johnson, Oliver Stone D.P.: Robert Richardson Start Date: 3/90, Los Angeles Oliver Stone's psychdelic, loud, rockin' tale of Jim Morrison and his Phoenix-like rock group The Doors, centerpiece by a bravura performance by Mr. Kilmer. SPFX from ILM. CDS prints are 35mm only. 70mm prints are Dolby "A", with a 70mm SR print at the Ziegfeld in Manhattan. A "hard" 'R' rating. "There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors..." EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES 1992 Dir: Gus Van Sant Cast: Jodie Foster, Madonna, Uma Thurman Have thumb will travel? THE FISHER KING September 20 (limited) Dir: Terry Gilliam September 27 (wide) Cast: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl Producers: Debra Hill, Lynda Obst Screenplay: Richard LaGravenese D.P.: Roger Pratt Start Date: 5/21/90, Los Angeles, New York Williams is a visionary street person who takes radio D.J. Bridges through a side of New York he never imagined in this dramatic comedy. Film delayed from early summer release. TriStar has very high hopes for this one, critically, as well as commercially. Gilliam last directed THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN. Limited September 20th bow is in New York, LA, Toronto, Chicago, Boston and Washington with exclusive engagements. HOOK 70mm CDS (SR) December 11 Dir: Steven Spielberg Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Phil Collins, Charlie Korsmo, Glenn Close, David Crosby, Quincy Jones, Caroline Goodall, Amber Scott, Dick Monahan Producer: Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Gerald R. Molen Screenplay: Jim V. Hart, Malia Scotch Marmo D.P.: Dean Cundey Start Date: 2/19/91, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $68 million In this sequel to PETER PAN, Hoffman is Capt. Hook, Williams is a grown-up Peter Pan (attorney), Roberts is Tinker Bell, Hoskins is Smee and Smith is Gran Wendy. Capt. Hook and Peter now fight as 35-year old equals. Film features spectacular sets and Visual Effects from ILM. Aa Tinker Bell, Roberts will not work with any of the rest of the cast, but in front of a bluescreen. Her wings will be animated separately and matted into her shots. Huge outlook. Spielberg last directed INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE. Film is way over budget and schedule. Outrageous contract terms for Spielberg and Messrs Hoffman and Williams have the trio taking more of the revenue than TriStar! (About 40% of the gross). Some have speculated that the film would have to gross some $500 million to break even! (That's somewhat inflated, methinks). Carrie Fisher wrote Tinkerbell's dialogue and also did a script polish. They will have a heckuva time meeting the December 11th date, so there has been talk of a 12/18 or 12/25 opening. The producers are adamant about releasing the film this year, though. (Visions of Oscars dancing in their heads?) The producers plan to release HOOK in formats galore: 70mm SR, 70mm Dolby A, 70mm CDS, 35mm SR, 35mm Dolby A, 35mm CDS. HUDSON HAWK 2.35 CDS (SR) May 24 Rating: "R" for language. Dir: Michael Lehmann Cast: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Richard E. Grant, Andie MacDowell, Sandra Bernhard, Donald Burton, James Coburn, Frank Stallone Producer: Joel Silver Screenplay: Steven E. DeSouza, Dan Waters D.P.: Jost Vacano Start Date: 7/9/90, New York, Rome, Budapest, London, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $70 million This action comedy has had a very difficult gestation. Willis is an ex-safe cracker duped into stealing priceless DaVinci originals. Silver certainly knows how to spend the bucks. Visual Effects courtesy of ILM. Big, Big Outlook. Lehmann directed HEATHERS and MEET THE APPLEGATES. L.A. STORY (Carolco) February 8 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Mick Jackson Cast: Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant, Marilu Henner, Sarah Jessica Parker Producers: Daniel Melnick, Michael Rachmil Screenplay: Steve Martin D.P.: Andrew Dunn Start Date: 4/16/90, Los Angeles A comedy about modern life in Los Angeles. "Something funny is happening in L.A." MY NEW GUN 1992 Dir: Stacy Cochran Cast: Diane Lane, James Le Gors, Stephen Collins, Peggy Lipton, Bill Raymond Producer: Michael Flynn Screenplay: Stacy Cochran Start Date: 9/91, Teaneck NJ Housewife finds herself the reluctant owner of a gift from her husband....a handgun. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (Carolco) 2.35 70mm (SR) CDS July 3 Dir: James Cameron Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick Exec. Producers: Gale Anne Hurd, Mario Kassar Producer: James Cameron Screenplay: James Cameron, William Wisher D.P.: Adam Greenberg Start Date: 10/9/90, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $94 million This is the BIG one, folks. By now you've all heard the stories on how this has turned into the most expensive film ever. $80, $90, even $100 million has been mentioned. This is a huge, huge production and we have been promised the most spectacular, sensational visual effects ever committed to film. (I hope the story is good.) There are FIVE effects houses working on this one, including ILM, Fantasy II Film Effects, 4-Ward Prods. and Stan Winston, Inc. ILM's computer graphics division hired 20 new programmers just for this project and had to make an investment of over $3 million to win the contract! (The new employees are permanent, of course..a total of 35 in computer graphics now. ) A cyborg killing machine is sent back in time to kill hero John Connor while is still and infant. If it succeeds, three billion people will die in a nuclear holocaust on Judgement Day: August 29, 1997. One of the all-time boxoffice performers in its early stages of release. Opened in the U.K. on August 16 breaking most existing boxoffice records with similarly glowing notices, including a new world record for a single screen at Odeon's flagship Leicester Square theatre in London. Boxoffice records are now falling around the world. Worldwide boxoffice projections exceed $425 million. THUNDERHEART 1992 Dir: Michael Apted Cast: Val Kilmer, Graham Greene, Sam Shepard, Fred Ward, Sheila Tousey Producers: Robert DeNiro, John Fusco, Jane Rosenthal Screenplay: John Fusco D.P.: Roger Deakins Start Date: 6/13/91, Rapid City, SD Negative Cost: $15 million DANCES WITH WOLVES' Oscar nominee Greene co-stars in this film concerning the investigation of an FBI agent who is sent to South Dakota to uncover the murder of an Indian tribesman. Through his efforts he discovers his own Indian heritage. The Sioux have permitted the filmmakers to shoot in locations that are the sacred grounds of the tribe. Kilmer last starred in THE DOORS. Apted has a couple of documentaries under his belt most recently, PELTIER and 35 UP, along with CLASS ACTION and GORILLAS IN THE MIST. From Tribeca Films. TOY SOLDIERS 1.85 April 26 Rating: "R" For violence and language. Dir: Daniel Petrie, Jr. Cast: Sean Astin, Louis Gossett Jr., Denholm Elliott, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan, Andrew Divoff, R. Lee Erney, Michael Champion, George Perez, T.E. Russell, Mason Adams, Shawn Phelan Producers: Jack Freedman, Patricia Herskovic, Wayne Williams Screenplay: Daniel Petrie, Jr. D.P.: Tom Burstyn Start Date: 9/5/90, Charlottesville, VA A prep school is overtaken by Colombian drug terrorists. Some of the guys started their own rock band during production, including Wheaton, Aston and Coogan. UNIVERSAL SOLDIER 1992 Dir: Roland Emmerich Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross, Jerry Orbach Producer: Craig Baumgarten, Allen Shapiro Screenplay: Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch D.P.: Walter Lindenlaub Start Date: 8/12/91, Arizona With those two headliners, you know the ground'll be a-shakin' in this one. WOODY ALLEN FALL PROJECT '91 Fall 1992 Dir: Woody Allen Cast: Woody Allen Screenplay: Woody Allen Start Date: 11/91, New York Woody has been greenlighted on doing one film for TriStar, because Orion is destitute. WILDER NAPALM 1992 Dir: Glen Gordon Caron Cast: Dennis Quaid Producers: Barry Levinson, Mark Johnson Screenplay: Vince Gilligan D.P. Jerry Hartleben Start Date: 11/4/91, Florida Quaid is a carnival clown in an offbeat, contemporary romantic film. ZORRO 1992 Dir: Steven Spielberg Cast: TBA Screenplay: Nancy Larson Zorro gets the Amblin' treatment. Triton ------ 21 October 4 Dir: Don Boyd (NY, LA, SF, Dallas, Toronto) Cast: Patsy Kensit, Jack Shepard, Partick Ryecart, Sophie Thompson, Maynard Eziashi Producers: Morgan Mason, John Hardy Screenplay: Don Boyd, Zoe Heller D.P.: Keith Goddard Start Date: 1990, London Patsy Kensit is a tough Nineties girl who gets involved with many a man. It has been said that this film will make Ms. Kensit a major film star. She appeared as Mel Gibson's short-lived flame in LETHAL WEAPON 2. ALAN AND NAOMI January, 1992 Cast: Lukas Haas HAIR DRESSER'S HUSBAND February 7, 1992 HEARTS OF DARKNESS: A FILMMAKER'S APOCALPYSE Christmas Dir: Fax Bahr Top-notch documentary concerning the ordeal of Francis Coppola's shoot on APOCALYPSE NOW will be given a limited theatrical run after exposure on Showtime. 60 hours of 16mm footage shot by Eleanor Coppola was discovered in Zoetrope's vaults. Excerpts of this footage, along with newly shot interviews with the filmmakers and actors (sans Brando) go into the docu. HEAVEN AND EARTH 1.85 February 15 (LA,SF) Rating: None March 1 (NY) Dir: Haruki Kadokawa Cast: Takaaki Enoki, Masahiko Tsugawa, Atsuko Asano, Tsunehiko Watase Producer: Haruki Kadokawa Screenplay: Toshio Kamata, Isao Yoshihara, Haruki Kadokawa Negative Cost: $40 million The most expensive film ever undertaken by a Japanese producer, this epic film will be distributed by the company in which the filmmaker has a large equity stake. Has become number one grossing domestic film in Japanese history. THE LUNATIC January 1992 Dir: Lol Creme Ribald comedy with a lusty German woman who takes two Jamaican lovers while on vacation in a small village. Director was a founding member of the rock group 10CC. MEET THE APPLEGATES 1.85 February 1 Rating: "R" Dir: Michael Lehmann Cast: Ed Begley, Jr., Stockard Channing, Dabney Coleman Producer: Denise Di Novi Screenplay: Michael Lehmann, Redbeard Simmons Second film from writer/director of HEATHERS, this long finished film has been resurrected by Triton Pictures, after fiscal demise of New World Pictures. Story begins in the Amazon rainforest where a group of insects decides to infiltrate the U.S. in the guise of a typical American family to learn more about the species that is destroying its habitat. "Four decent, self-respecting South American beetles have just mutated into something really revolting...the typical American family." MINDWALK October 11 (Seattle) Dir: Bernt Capra October 18 (S.F.) Cast: Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston, John Heard, Ione Skye October 25 (L.A.) Producer: Adrianna AJ Cohen November (wide) Politically correct film set against the remarkable Abbey of Mont Saint Michel, this ecological conservation film deals with a meeting of three minds. Ullmann is a scientist, Waterston a politician and Heard a poet. They exchange, debate and share ideas about controversial ideas facing the world in the 1990's. It is based on a book "The Turning Point" by director Capra's brother Fritjof, who also wrote "The Tao of Physics". Director Bernt was production designer on THIS IS SPINAL TAP and BAGDAD CAFE. Film has garnered great kudos at festivals in Sundance, Denver and Cleveland. It was at the Seattle Film Festival in May. Popular among those who don't mind talky films. SCANNERS II: THE NEW ORDER Rating: "R" for strong violence and graphic sci-fi action Dir: Christian Duguay Cast: David Hewlett, Yvon Ponton, Raoul Trujillo, Michael Rudder Producer: Rene Malo Screenplay: B.J. Nelson D.P.: Rodney Gibbons Start Date: 11/22/89, Montreal Sequel to David Cronenberg's mild hit of nearly a decade ago. Fine advanced notices. Will probably go straight to video. TOTO THE HERO February 21, 1992 Dir: Jaco van Dormael Screenplay: Jaco van Dormael Winner of the 1991 Cannes Camera d'Or award is a French-language film about a man who looks back at his earlier life, surmising what it might have been and what it has become. This film is the largest grossing French-language film from Belgium in history. Triumph ------- AMBULANCE Dir: Larry Cohen Cast: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Megan Gallagher, Richard Bright, Red Buttons Producers: Moctezuma Esparza, Robert Katz Screenplay: Larry Cohen Another thriller from Larry Cohen..this time strange ambulances take people away. The doctors are dealing in human guinea pigs. Excellent advanced word. Postponed from a 10/90 opening. BLUE MOVIE BLUE 1992 Dir: Zalman King Cast: Nina Siemaszko, Tom Skerrit, Robert Davi Exec. Producer: Mark Damon Producers: David Saunders, Rafael Eisenman Screenplay: Zalman King, George Gary D.P.: Mark Reshovsky Start Date: 10/12/90, Los Angeles A beautiful woman's romance with a handsome, wealthy man is jeopardized when he sees her in a fake porno film. Think of it as WILD ORCHID II.... BRENDA STARR Fall Dir: Robert Ellis Miller Cast: Brooke Shields, Timothy Dalton, Tony Peck, Diana Scarwid, Jeffrey Tambor, Charles Durning, Eddie Albert, Nestor Serrano, Henry Gibson It's finally coming out!! This has only been completed for about four years, caught up in litigation with Dino DeLaurentiis' defunct company. And then it's reported quite awful, as well. It's so old, in fact, that I didn't feel like digging that far back in the archives to get all of the production info. Delayed once again, this time from September 6. Funded by some BCCI accounts..... BY THE SWORD Dir: Jeremy Paul Kagan Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Eric Roberts Start Date: 9/90, New York Fencing academy instructor is jealous of the success of his new instructor. EMINENT DOMAIN (SVS) April 12 (limited) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: John Irvin Cast: Donald Sutherland, Anne Archer, Johdi May, Paul Freeman, Anthony Bate, Pip Torrens Producer: Shimon Arama Screenplay: Andrzej Krakowski D.P.: Witold Adamek Start Date: 1/29/90, Warsaw Romantic thriller about a member of the Polish Politburo and his wife who attempt to maintain their love under the stress of the Communist regime. "They kidnapped his daughter, drugged his wife and then demanded one last thing...his trust." EYES OF AN ANGEL 1992 THE GATE II 1992 Dir: Tibor Takacs Cast: Louis Tripp, Pamela Segall, James Villemaire, Simon Reynolds Producer: Andras Hamori Sequel to the moderate hit of 1986 with the same director. HIT MAN 1992 Dir: Roy London Cast: Forest Whitaker, Sherilyn Fenn, Louis Anderson, Conchata Ferrell, Seymour Cassell, Jim Belushi, Sharon Stone, Lois Chiles Producer: Amin Q. Chaudri Screenplay: Kenneth Pressman, based on his play "Insider's Price" D.P.: Yuri Sokol Start Date: 1/9/91, Pittsburgh, Sharon, PA Suspense film starring a TWIN PEAKS luminary. Music is by Michel Colombier, who performed the same services on NEW JACK CITY. HOMICIDE October 9 (NY, LA) Rating: "R" October 11, 18, 25 (wider) Dir: David Mamet Cast: Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy, Natalija Nogulich, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Pidgeon Producer: Edward R. Pressman, Michael Hausman Screenplay: David Mamet Story of a tough Jewish cop torn between rotten politicians, unpredictable violence and racial tensions. Excellent advanced word. Opening night attraction at the Cannes Film Festival. LEATHER JACKETS 1992 Dir: Lee Drysdale Cast: Bridget Fonda, Cary Elwes, D.B. Sweeney, Chris Penn, James Le Gros, Marshall Bell Producer: Cassian Elwes Screenplay: Lee Drysdale Fonda has a torrid romance with Elwes with San Francisco gang wars as a background motif. YEAR OF THE GUN November 1 Rating: "R" Dir: John Frankenheimer Cast: Andrew McCarthy, Valeria Golino, Sharon Stone, John Pankow Producer: Edward R. Pressman Screenplay: David Ambrose, Jay Presson Allen D.P.: Blasco Giurato Start Date: 10/8/90, Rome Suspense film dealing with the Italian Red Brigade terrorists during the 1970's. Frankenheimer last directed THE FOURTH WAR. Excellent word. Troma ----- BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR February 22 Rating: "R" Dir: Brian Yuzna Cast: Bruce Abbott, Jeffrey Combs, Kathleen Kinmont, Claude Earl Jones, Fabiana Udenio, David Gale Producer: Brian Yuzna Screenplay: Woody Keith, Rick Fry D.P.: Rick Fichter Sequel doesn't live up to the original. CHOPPER CHICKS IN ZOMBIETOWN May 10 (NY) Dir: Dan Hoskins May 24 (LA) Cast: Jamie Rose, Catherine Carlen, Lycia Naff, Don Clafa Screenplay: Dan Hoskins Producer: Maria Snyder Biker babes make a pit stop in armpit of America where they take on flesh hungry zombies. MTV's Martha Quinn has a choice cameo. CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH PART 2: March 29 (LA) SUBHUMANOID MELTDOWN April 12 (NY) Rating: "R" For scenes of nudity and sexuality, for comic horror violence and grossness, and for language. Dir: Eric Louzil Cast: Leesa Rowland, Lisa Gaye, Brick Bronsky Producers: Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz D.P.: Ron Chapman Start Date: 2/90, California, Yuma AZ Revolt of a mutant race of sub-humanoids who were raised to perform life's more menial tasks. Another Troma coma! DEAD DUDES IN THE HOUSE Rating: "PG-13" Dir: J. Riffel Producers: Mark Bladis, J. Riffel "Hip-hop" yuppies buy dilapidated mansion only to discover it is haunted. HAUNTING FEAR Dir: Fred Olen Ray Cast: Jan-Michael Vincent, Karen Black Producer: Diana Jaffe Innocent woman is lured into crippling paranoia as her unfaithful husband and his murderous mistress consire to drive her nuts. SGT. KABUKIMAN N.Y.P.D. Dir: Lloyd Kaufman Cast: Rick Gianasi, Susan Byun, Noble Lee Lester Producers: Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz Screenplay: Lloyd Kaufman, Andrew Osborne, Jeffrey W. Sass D.P.: Bob Williams A $4 million budget (unheard of from Troma) is going into this film "blending Japanese and American cultures" with car crashes and a fall from a 20 story building. A cop assumes the powers of a legendary Japanese hero. "He traded in his nightstick for a chopstick". Hilarious advanced word. WIZARDS OF THE DEMON SWORD Dir: Fred Olen Ray Cast: Russ Tamblyn, Lyle Waggoner Producer: Grant Austin Waldman Quest through land with highwaymen, dinosaurs and heroic knights. Turner Pictures --------------- GRAND ISLE Dir: Mary Lambert Cast: Kelly McGillis, Ellen Burstyn, Adrian Pasdar, Julian Sands Producers: Carolyn Pfeiffer, Kelly McGillis Screenplay: Hesper Anderson, based on Kate Chopin's novel Ted Turner tests the domestic theatrical distribution waters for the first time with this period piece concerning a woman's struggle for liberation in turn-of-the-century Louisiana. Originally titled "The Awakening". Advanced word is not good. 20th Century Fox ---------------- 29TH STREET November 1 (NY, LA) Rating: "R" for language Dir: George Gallo Cast: Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Frank Pesce, Anthony LaPaglia, Robert Forster Producer: David Permut Screenplay: George Gallo D.P.: Steven Fierberg Start Date: 10/22/90, Wilmington, NC Gallo met a character named Frank Pesce (Frank the Fish) while on the set of MIDNIGHT RUN, which he wrote. He was so intrigued by his stories of his New York Italian-American neighborhood of the Seventies that he wrote and directed a movie about it. Here it is. LaPaglia was the scene stealeing hood in BETSY'S WEDDING. (He's actually an Aussie.) Story concerns a lucky Italian-American who becomes finalist in a $6.2 million lottery as his father and local thugs start making plans how to spend the money. The film closed the Montreal Festival on Sept. 2. AGE OF INNOCENCE 1993 Dir: Martin Scorsese Cast: Daniel Day Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer Producers: Martin Scorsese, Barbara DeFina Screenplay: Jack Cocks, Martin Scorsese Start Date: 3/92 ALIEN3 70mm CDS May 22, 1992 Dir: David Fincher Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dutton, Charles Dance, Brian Glover, Paul McGann, Ralph Brown, Daniel Webb, Lance Henriksen Producers: David Giler, Walter Hill, Gordon Carroll Screenplay: John Fasano, Larry Ferguson D.P.: Alex Thomson Start Date: 1/14/91, London Negative Cost: $47+ million Third time's the charm? Ripley arrives on an orbiting prison space station only to again be faced with battling the Alien while hindered by the lack of technology in this new place. Fincher is a first-time feature director, having conquered the music video world already, particularly for Madonna. Visual Effects are provided by Boss Films. Supervisor Richard Edlund says the EFX will be vastly more sophisticated and numerous than in the previous two films. The title alien will be more mobile than in the past and there will be some "digital scene creation", such as Edlund used in GHOST's end sequence. Production design by multiple Oscar winner Norman Reynolds. There had been talk that the film needed a month of reshoots, but those plans were scuttled and only a week or so's worth of shooting will occur. Fox' exec. VP Tom Sherak says "there's no better way to launch Summer 1992 that with this latest chapter in the series, which is a stunning continuation of the story both creatively and technologically". Film has been twice delayed, from November/December 1991, to January/February 1992, to Memorial Day Weekend, 1992. BACK IN THE USSR January 1992 Rating: "R", for some language and violence, and for a scene of sensuality. Dir: Deran Serafian Cast: Frank Whaley, Natalya Negoda, Roman Polanski Producers: Lindsey Smith, Ilmar Taska Screenplay: Lindsey Smith Start Date: 10/1/90, Moscow This romantic thriller was shot in and around Moscow. It depicts an American student caught up in art theft and murder. as he is framed for murder when a priceless icon is stolen. Whaley was last seen in CAREER OPPORTUNITIES and THE DOORS. Negoda starred in LITTLE VERA. Formerly titled ICONS. From Largo Entertainment. May only receive limited theatrical exposure and/or go straight to video. BARTON FINK 1.85 August 21 (NY, LA, SF, Rating: "R" DC, Chicago) Dir: Joel Coen Cast: John Goodman, John Turturro, John Mahoney, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, Jon Polito, Tony Shalhoub, Richard Portnow, Steve Buscemi Producer: Ethan Coen Screenplay: Joel & Ethan Coen D.P.:Roger Deakins Start Date: 6/27/90, Los Angeles Three John's, huh? A successful New York playwright living in L.A. copes with writer's block and the intrusions of an eccentric neighbor. Goodman appeared in the Coen Brother's RAISING ARIZONA, Turturro was in their MILLER'S CROSSING. Winner of three major awards at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Palme D'Or for Best Picture, Best Direction and Best Actor for Mr. Turturro. Fox is *very* slowly platforming the picture with wonderful results. The film will never go past 250 screens. CLASS ACTION 1.85 March 15 Rating: "R" Dir: Michael Apted Cast: Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Producers: Ted Field, Scott Kroopf, Robert W. Cort Screenplay: Samantha Shad, Carolyn Shelby, Christopher Ames Courtroom drama with the busiest actor in Hollywood. Estranged father and daughter attorneys have at each other on a case that puts them both in physical jeopardy. Apted last helmed GORILLAS IN THE MIST. Music from James Horner. THE COMMITMENTS 1.85 (SR) August 14 (limited) Dir: Alan Parker Cast: Robert Arkins, Angeline Ball, Johnny Murphy, Andrew Strong, David Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Felim Gormley, Glen Hansard, Dick Massey, Ken McCluskey Producers: Lynda Miles, Roger Randall-Cutler Screenplay: Dick Clement, Ian LeFrenais, based on Roddy Doyle's novel D.P.: Gale Tattersall Start Date: 8/20/90, Dublin The tale of an Irish rock group devoted to black American soul music. Parker last helmed COME SEE THE PARADISE. Critical word is superb. A sequel is now in the works. Platformed with terrific results...will never go past 650 screens. THE CROWDED ROOM Fall, 1992 Dir: James Cameron Producers: James Cameron, Larry Kassanoff Based on Daniel Keyes' "The Minds of Billy Milligan". From Lightstorm Entertainment. DUTCH 1.85 July 19 Dir: Peter Faiman Cast: Ed O'Neill, JoBeth Williams, Ethan Randall Producers: John Hughes, Richard Vane Screenplay: John Hughes D.P.: Chuck Minsky Start Date: 11/25/90, Chicago, Los Angeles, Georgia A stuck-up rich kid gets a ride home for Thanksgiving from his mother's blue-collar boyfriend (O'Neill). Faiman directed CROCODILE DUNDEE. DYING YOUNG 1.85 June 21 Dir: Joel Schumacher Cast: Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D'Onofrio, Colleen Dewhurst Producers: Sally Field, Kevin McCormick Screenplay: Richard Friedenberg D.P.: Juan Ruiz-Anchia Start Date: 11/12/90, San Francisco, Mendocino County, Los Angeles A doomed romantic triangle concerning a dying New England aristocrat, a bluw-collar woman hired to care for him and the healthy man he urges her to fall in love with. Sounds sappy.... Roberts teamed with Schumacher in FLATLINERS. Fox is terrified of releasing this film, which has tested very well in screenings. They didi't know how to market it. It nearly changed to two other titles, FOREVER YOUNG and ALL FOR LOVE. It has jumped around the release schedule from May to June, back to May, to July 3rd, to the Fall, and finally to June 21st. THE ENDANGERED Summer, 1992 FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST Easter 1992 Dir: Bill Kroyer Cast: Voices of Tim Curry, Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Jonathan Ward, Robin Williams, Grace Zabriskie Exec. Producers: Robert W. Cort, Ted Field Producers: Peter Faiman, Wayne Young Screenplay: Jim Cox, based on original children's stories by Australian author Diana Young Start Date: 6/4/90, Los Angeles Animated feature with an ecological theme uses mythical characters to deal with the threat to the world's rain forests. Delayed from 11/22/91. There would have been an unprecedented THREE major animated films opening the same day! Principal animation was completed by the 120+ animators in early October 1991. The animation has been called "visually stunning". THE FIVE HEARTBEATS 1.85 (SR) March 29 Rating: "R" for language. Dir: Robert Townsend Cast: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry J. Lennix, Tico Wells, Harold Nicholas, Diahann Carroll Producer: Loretha C. Jones Screenplay: Robert Townsend, Keenan Ivory Wayans D.P.: Bill Dill Start Date: 3/19/90, New York, Los Angeles Ficticious story about the formation and success of a black singing group. Townsend gave us HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE. "They were just five guys from the neighborhood, but together they created a sound that rocked America." FOR THE BOYS 1.85 70mm CDS November 20 (NY, LA) Dir: Mark Rydell November 27 (wide) Cast: Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, Norman Fell, Jack Sheldon, Dori Brenner, Karen Martin, Shannon Wilcox, Bud Yorkin Exec. Producer: Mark Rydell Producers: Bette Midler, Bonnie Bruckheimer, Margaret South Screenplay: Marshall Brickman, Neal Jimenez, Linda Laub D.P.: Stephen Goldblatt Start Date: 1/2/91, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $40 million A musical comedy about a USO song and dance team, spanning three wars: WWII, Korea and Vietnam and some fifty years. Midler and Rydell teamed for THE ROSE. This is Midler's first producing credit. Score is by Dave Grusin. Songs will be standards from the 1940s and 1950s, with The Divine One singing more than six songs. Film has been moved up to escape the Christmas rush with about 1200 prints. The CDS prints will be 35mm only. FORTRESS 1992 Dir: Stuart Gordon Cast: Christophe Lambert Producers: John David, John Flock Screenplay: Troy Neighbors, Steven Feinberg Start Date: 9/9/91, Queensland Australia THE GOOD SON Fall, 1992 Dir: Michael Lehmann Cast: Mary Steenburgen Producer: Larry Mark Screenplay: Ian McEwan Start Date: 11/4/91, New England There is life after HUDSON HAWK.... GRAND CANYON 2.35 70mm December 25 Dir: Lawrence Kasdan Cast: Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell, Mary Louise Parker, Alfre Woodard Producers: Charles Okun, Michael Grillo, Lawrence Kasdan Screenplay: Lawrence Kasdan, Meg Kasdan D.P.: Owen Roizman Start Date: 3/11/91, Los Angeles A very personal serio-comic look at the ups and downs of L.A. life in the Ninties, ala' THE BIG CHILL. Due to enthusiastic screenings, Fox will now open the film wide (850 screens) on Christmas Day and JACK THE BEAR will move to 1992. HOFFA Christmas, 1992 Dir: Danny DeVito Cast: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito Producer: Edward R. Pressman Screenplay: David Mamet Start Date: 1/92, Washington DC Negative Cost: $35 million The long in the works biopic about Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. I wonder how much of the budget is Jack's fee? HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK November 20, 1992 Dir: Chris Columbus Cast: Macauley Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern Screenplay: John Hughes Start Date: 11/91, Chicago Will lightning strike twice? The first film has passed the $500 million worldwide boxoffice gross watermark. HOT SHOTS: AN IMPORTANT MOVIE! 1.85 (SR) July 31 Dir: Jim Abrahams Cast: Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Cary Elwes, George C. Scott, Jon Cryer, William O'Leary, Kevin Dunn, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Kristy Swanson Producer: Bill Badalato Screenplay: Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft D.P.: Julio Macat Start Date: 1/10/91, Los Angeles A parody of flyboy films ala' TOP GUN, from one of the folks who brought us AIRPLANE! Sheen lampoons the Tom Cruise character. "Realistic" flying effects from Dream Quest Images. JACK THE BEAR 1992 Dir: Marshall Herskovitz Cast: Danny DeVito, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hughes Producer: Ron Yerxa Screenplay: Steve Zaillian, based on Dan McCall's novel D.P.: Fred Murphy Start Date: 4/3/91, Los Angeles In this film directed by the co-creator of "thirtysomething". DeVito plays a single father raising his young sons in an Oakland neighborhood which is populated by misfits. He becomes the host of a late-night TV horror show, and as such, attains popularity with the local kids. Delayed from Christmas 1991 to sometime in 1992. THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS Summer, 1992 Dir: Michael Mann Cast: Daniel Day Lewis, Madeline Stowe, Jodhi May, Eric Schweig, Russell Means, Steven Waddington, Wes Studi, Maurice Roeves Producers: Michael Mann, Hunt Lowry Screenplay: Michael Mann, Christopther Crowe, based on James Fenimore Cooper's novel D.P.: Dante Spinotti Start Date: 6/17/91, Asheville, NC Negative Cost: $37 million The Oscar winner toplines in another version of this classic tale from the man who gave us MIAMI VICE. Set against the backdrop of the French-Indian wars, Lewis plays a frontiersman who was raised by Mohican Indians. He falls in love with the daughter of a British colonel (Stowe). Lewis has apparently put on a lot of muscle for this role. Morgan Creek International holds foreign distribution rights. LOVE POTION #9 February 14, 1992 Dir: Dale Launer Cast: Tate Donovan, Sandra Bullock, Dale Midkiff, Mary Mara Producer: Tom Hammel Screenplay: Dale Launer D.P.: William Wages Start Date: 10/7/90, Atlanta Romantic comedy about two shy scientists who create a love potion that stirs the desire of every member of the opposite sex they meet. Launer makes his directorial debut. He wrote RUTHLESS PEOPLE. MANNEQUIN II: ON THE MOVE May 17 Dir: Stewart Raffill Cast: Kristy Swanson, William Ragsdale, Terry Kiser, Stuart Pankin, Meshach Taylor, Cynthina Harris Producer: Edward Rugoff Screenplay: Edward Rugoff, David Isaacs, Ken Levine, Betsy Israel D.P.: Larry Pizer Start Date: 4/23/90, Philadelphia Modest success for the original certainly required Gladden Entertainment to proceed with this sequel.... A young man from the 20th Century (Ragsdale) falls in love with a peasant girl (Swanson) who was turned to wood 1,000 years ago by an evil sorcerer. MY COUSIN VINNY March/April, 1992 Rating: "R" for language Dir: Jonathan Lynn Cast: Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield, Marisa Tomei, Fred Gwynne, Lane Smith, Bruce McGill, Austin Pendleton Producer: Dale Launer Screenplay: Dale Launer D.P.: Peter Deming Start Date: 2/11/91, Georgia Comedy with Pesci as a lawyer who uses his East Coast swagger to defend two cousins framed for murder. Lynn directed NUNS ON THE RUN. Launer wrote LOVE POTION #9 and RUTHLESS PEOPLE. NAKED LUNCH January 17, 1992 Dir: David Cronenberg Cast: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider, Monique Mercure, Michael Zelniker, Nicholas Campbell, Joseph Scorsiani Producer: Jeremy Thomas Screenplay: David Cronenberg, based on William Burroughs' novel D.P.: Peter Suschitzky Start Date: 1/21/91, Toronto Surreal, nightmarish adventure based on Burroughs' literary classic. A writer who fears his talent finds liberation when mysterious entities send him to Interzone....a fictitious place overrun by witches, junkies, spies and shape-shifting monsters. Word is really good. NIGHT AND THE CITY November 1992 Dir: Irwin Winkler Cast: Robert DeNiro, Jessica Lange, Christopher Walken Producers: Jane Rosenthal, Irwin Winkler Screenplay: Richard Price Start Date: 11/91, New York Remake of the 1950 Jules Dassin classic about a New York hustler trying to make his way as a boxing promoter. DeNiro replaces Tom Hanks in the lead role. DeNiro and Lange reteamed after CAPE FEAR. A Martin Scorsese presentation. From Tribeca Productions. ONLY THE LONELY 1.85 May 24 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Chris Columbus Cast: John Candy, Maureen O'Hara, Ally Sheedy, James Belushi, Anthony Quinn, Kevin Dunn, Bert Remsen, Milo O'Shea Producers: John Hughes, Hunt Lowry Screenplay: Chris Columbus D.P.:Julio Macat Start Date: 10/1/90, Chicago Romance between the shy daughter of a mortician and a New York policeman who lives with his mother. Maureen O'Hara came out of her 17-year retirement to do this one, playing John Candy's mom. She headed back to her home in Ireland to continue her happy retirement. From the people who brought you HOME ALONE. POINT BREAK 2.35 70mm July 12 Dir: Kathryn Bigelow Cast: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lory Petty Exec. Producer: James Cameron Producers: Peter Abrams, Robert Levy Screenplay: Peter Iliff, James Cameron, Kathryn Bigelow D.P.: Don Peterman Start Date: 7/9/90. Los Angeles, Hawaii A young FBI agent goes undercover among a group of Southern California surfers who are bank robbers. Mrs. James Cameron (Bigelow)'s last film was BLUE STEEL. Formerly titled RIDERS ON THE STORM. PRELUDE TO A KISS March/April, 1992 Dir: Norman Rene Cast: Alec Baldwin, Meg Ryan, Patty Duke, Ned Beatty, Kathy Bates, Stanley Tucci, Sydney Walker Producer: Michael Gruskoff Screenplay: Craig Lucas, from his play D.P.: Stefan Czapsky Start Date: 4/8/91, Los Angeles The hit Broadway play about a newlywed who finds that his wife's soul has entered the body of an elderly man comes to the big (or small) screen. RAPID FIRE March/April, 1992 Dir: Dwight Little Cast: Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso Producers: Robert Lawrence, Jerry Olsen Screenplay: Alan B. McElroy D.P.: Ric Waite Start Date: 5/28/91, Los Angeles, Chicago Bruce Lee's son stars in this thriller. An art student helps a Chicago cop break up the city's heroin biz. Another martial-arts flick. RISING SUN late 1992/early 1993 Dir: Philip Kaufman Screenplay: Michael Crichton, based on his novel Crichton's new novel about the insidious influence of Japanese interests in an America of the very near future will be directed by the very capable Mr. Kaufman, whose last project was HENRY AND JUNE. Kaufman also helmed THE RIGHT STUFF and INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978). SHINING THROUGH 2.35 70mm CDS January 31, 1992 Dir: David Seltzer Cast: Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith, Liam Neeson, Joely Richardson, Sir John Gielgud Producers: Howard Rosenman, Carol Baum Screenplay: David Seltzer, based on Susan Isaacs' novel D.P.: Jan De Bont Start Date: 10/1/90, Berlin, England A World War II romantic thriller involves a secretary working in the New York office of the OSS who goes on a spy mission to Berlin. She is half-Jewish and she infiltrates German security by posing as a housekeeper for Nazi officer Liam Neeson. Douglas is her occasional lover and permanent boss. Seltzer directed PUNCHLINE. The word is good. Delayed from 11/8/91 release. SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY 1.85 (SR) February 8 Rating: "R" For wife abuse terror and a sex scene Dir: Joseph Ruben Cast: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson Producer: Leonard Goldberg Screenplay: Ronald Bass D.P.: John Lindley Start Date: 4/2/90, Wilmington, NC A wife changes her identity to escape her abusive husband. Visual Effects work from Introvision. "She is a stranger in a small town. She changed her name. Her looks. Her life. All to escape the most dangerous man she's ever met. Her husband." STORYVILLE 1992 Dir: Mark Frost Cast: James Spader, Jason Robards, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer Producers: David Roe, Edward R. Pressman Screenplay: Mark Frost Start Date: 4/29/91, New Orleans TWIN PEAKS co-creator Mark Frost makes his directorial debut with this tale of a young attorney with congressional ambitions who helps uncover the sins of his powerful Louisiana family's dynasty. THE SUPER October 4 Dir: Rod Daniel Cast: Joe Pesci, Vincent Gardenia, Ruben Blades, Madolyn Smith Osborne Producer: Charles Gordon Screenplay: Sam Simon, Nora Ephron D.P.: Bruce Surtees Start Date: 10/29/90, New York A slumlord (Pesci) is forced to live in one of his own tenements in a contemporary tale of poetic justice. Pesci recently won an Oscar for GOODFELLAS. From Largo Entertainment. THIS IS MY LIFE February, 1992 Dir: Nora Ephron Cast: Julie Kavner, Samantha Mathis, Dan Aykroyd Producer: Lynda Obst Screenplay: Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron, based on Meg Wolitzer's novel D.P.: Robert M. Stevens Start Date: 3/18/91, Toronto Kavner gets her first starring role and Ephron makes her directorial debut in this story of a young girl growing up in the shadow of a famous mother. Ephron last wrote WHEN HARRY MET SALLY... Kavner is currently visible in AWAKENINGS and ALICE. TOYS Christmas, 1992 Dir: Barry Levinson Cast: Robin Williams Producer: Mark Johnson The director and star of GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM are reunited. UNLAWFUL ENTRY (Largo Entertainment) 1992 Dir: Jonathan Kaplan Cast: Ray Liotta, Kurt Russell Producer: Charles Gordon Screenplay: Lewis Colick Start Date: 10/14/91, Los Angeles Russell is a husband whose world goes awry after his house is burglarized. USED PEOPLE (Largo Entertainment) Fall, 1992 Dir: Beeban Kidron Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Tandy, Kathy Bates, Marcello Mastroianni, Marcia Gay Harden, Sylvia Sidney Screenplay: Todd Graff Start Date: 9/11/91, New York, Toronto Comedy-drama about recently widowed woman who is courted by a longtime admirer on her husband's funeral day is set in Queens NY of 1969. Tandy plays MacLaine's mother. Screenwriter Graff was featured in THE ABYSS. WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP Summer, 1992 Dir: Ron Shelton Cast: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell, Kadeem Hardison, Marques Johnson, Nigel Miguel, Freeman Williams, Cylk Cozart Producers: David Lester, Don Miller Screenplay: Ron Shelton D.P.: Russell Boyd Start Date: 5/20/91, Los Angeles Cast: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Ernest Harden Jr. Mr. Shelton continues with his sports fancy with a basketball comedy/drama. Snipes hits big twice in NEW JACK CITY and JUNGLE FEVER. Harrelson is from CHEERS. Universal --------- AMERICAN ME 1992 Dir: Edward James Olmos Cast: Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Evelina Fernandez, Danny Haro, Cary Hiroyuka Tagawa, Pepe Serna, Danny De La Paz, Daniel Villareal, Domingo Ambriz Producers: Edward James Olmos, Sean Daniel, Robert M. Young, Irwin Young Screenplay: Floyd Mutrux, Edward James Olmos D.P.: Ray Villalobos Start Date: 6/3/91, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $16 million Olmos wears all the hats in this period piece about the Mexican Mafia. AN AMERICAN TAIL: FIEVEL GOES WEST November 22 Rating: "G" Dir: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells Cast: Voices of James Stewart, John Cleese, Dom DeLuise, Amy Irving, Phillip Glasser, Nehemiah Persoff, Erica Yohn Exec. Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall Producers: Steven Spielberg, Robert Watts Screenplay: Flint Dille Start Date: 10/89, London In this sequel to the big-grossing 1986 film about Spielberg's mouse grandfather emigrating to America, he heads on out west to pursue his dream of becoming a lawmouse. From Amblin'. ARMY OF DARKNESS 1992 Dir: Sam Raimi Cast: Bruce Campbell, Marcus Gilbert Producer: Robert Tapert Screenplay: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi Start Date: 5/20/91, Southern California Sam Raimi's next shockfest features effects by KNB Effects Group, Alterian Studios and those nice folks at Introvision. His last feature was DARKMAN. AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD December 6 (NY, LA, SF, Chicago, Toronto) Dir: Hector Babenco Jan/Feb 1992 (wide) Cast: Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah, Aidan Quinn, Tom Waits, Kathy Bates, Niilp Kivirinta, Stenio Garcia, Nelson Xavier, Jose Dumont Producer: Saul Zaentz Screenplay: Hector Babenco, Jean-Claude Carriere, based on Peter Mathiessen's 1965 novel Negative Cost: $36 million Independently produced ecological drama was filmed deep in the Brazilian jungles. Two American mercenary pilots are stranded in the South American jungle and accept a job to bomb a tribe of Indians off their land. A prestige pickup release for a prestigious film. THE BABE 1992 Dir: Arthur Hiller Cast: John Goodman, Kelly McGillis, Trini Alvarado, James Cromwell, Joseph Ragno, Ralph Marrero, Brett Hadley Producer: John Fusco Screenplay: John Fusco Start Date: 5/13/91, Chicago Goodman stars as Babe Ruth in yet another in the wave of baseball-themed films. BACKDRAFT 2.35 70mm May 24 Rating: "R" for a scene of sensuality Dir: Ron Howard Cast: William Baldwin, Kurt Russell, Jason Gedrick, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Scott Glenn, Robert De Niro, Rebecca de Mornay, Donald Sutherland Exec. Producer: Brian Grazer Producers: Richard B. Lewis, Pen Densham, John Watson Screenplay: Gregory Widen D.P.: Mikael Salomon Start Date: 7/23/90, Chicago A tale of firefighting brothers pitted against a politically motivated police commissioner. Visual Effects from ILM, who gained lots of flame experience with ALWAYS. From Imagine Entertainment. Shot in Super-35. "Where there's smoke, there's fire." BEETHOVEN February, 1992 Rating: "PG" Dir: Steve Rash Cast: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones Exec Producer: Ivan Reitman Producers: Joe Medjecuk, Michael C. Gross Screenplay: Edmond Dantes, Amy Holden Jones D.P.: Victor J. Kemper Start Date: 5/1/91, Los Angeles Comedy about a St. Bernard named after the great composer. Rash directed THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Will possibly be a Christmas release, likely not until 1992. A BRONX TALE 1992 Dir: TBA Cast: Chazz Palminteri, Robert DeNiro Producers: Robert DeNiro, Jane Rosenthal Screenplay: Chazz Palminteri Start Date: 10/91 From Tribeca Productions. CAPE FEAR 2.35 CDS November 13 (limited) Rating: "R" For strong violence and language. November 15 (wide) Dir: Martin Scorsese Cast: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Martin Balsam, Joe Don Baker Exec. Producers: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall Producer: Barbara DeFina Screenplay: Wesley Strick D.P.: Freddie Francis Start Date: 11/19/90, Ft. Lauderdale, Dania, Florida Remake of the 1962 thriller from J. Lee Thompson about a lawyer terrorized by an ex-con. Three of the stars from the original, Peck, Mitchum and Balsam appear in supporting roles. This is Scorsese's first collaboration with Spielberg, aside from his acting in AKIRA KUROSAWA'S DREAMS. Talk is that DeNiro's portrayal of the sadistic psychotic is quite frightening. From Amblin'. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 1.85 March 29 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Bryan Gordon Cast: Frank Whaley, Jennifer Connelly, Dermot Mulroney Producers: John Hughes, A. Hunt Lowry Screenplay: John Hughes A yound department store custodian finds himself locked in on his first night on the job, along with a troubled girl and two incompetent thieves. (When have we seen those two guys before) Hughes wrote HOME ALONE. Gordon directed RAY'S MALE HETEROSEXUAL DANCE HALL, an Oscar-winner. "Maximum comedy at minimum wage!" CHARLIE CHAN 1992 Dir: David Mamet Cast: TBA Exec Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard Producers: John Davis, Wayne Williams Screenplay: David Mamet Negative Cost: $20 million This Imagine Entertainment film will be budgeted on the southern side of $20 million. A worldwide search for the actor to be the new Charlie Chan is underway. Mamet most recently wrote and directed HOMICIDE. CHILD'S PLAY 3 August 30 Dir: Jack Bender Cast: Justin Whalin, Perrey Reeves, Travis Fine, Dakin Matthews, Donna Eskla, Dean Jacobsen, Andrew Robinson Producers: David Kirschner, Robert Latham Brown Screenplay: Don Mancini D.P.: John Leonetti Start Date: 2/4/91, Missouri, Los Angeles Yet More Chuck (up). CLOSETLAND March 6 (NY,LA) Rating: "R" For language and psychological torture March 8 (wide) Dir: Radha Bharadwaj Cast: Madeline Stowe, Alan Rickman Exec. Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard Producer: Janet Meyers Screenplay: Radha Bharadwaj D.P.: Bill Pope Start Date: 6/90, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $4 million This film from Imagine Entertainment has only two characters in a room. It deals with the jailing and psychological torture of a children's book writer in a ficticious country. She is coerced into declaring herself a subversive. Only for the most committed, and endorsed by Amnesty International. COOL AS ICE (Alive) October 18 Rating: "PG" Dir: David Kellogg Cast: Vanilla Ice, Kristin Minter Producers: Carolyn Pfeiffer, Lionel Wigram Pale rapper Vanilla Ice makes his feature film debut in this music-motorcycle film as a free-wheeling stranger who roles into town, falls in love with a high school honor student and does some rappin'. The film was tested August 13 at the Cineplex Universal City with the target young female audience. It received 92% in the top two boxes and 79% in the top box. The definite recommend level was an astounding 90+%. COP AND A HALF 1992 Dir: Henry Winkler Cast: TBA Exec. Producer: Brian Grazer Producer: Paul Maslansky Screenplay: Arne Olsen From Imagine Entertainment. CREATURE 1992 Dir: Frank LaLoggia Cast: TBA Producers: Alex Gartner, Stanley Buchthal Screenplay: Richard Matheson, based on John Saul's novel Start Date: Fall, 1991 This story of experiments in athletic training should prove a very timely entertainment. THE DAY BEFORE MIDNIGHT 1992 Dir: Patrick Read Johnson Cast: TBA Producers: Sean Daniel, Jack Freedman, Patricia Herskowitz, Wayne Williams, Gary Kurtz Screenplay: Ray Gideon, Bruce Evans, John Bishop, based on Steven Hunter's novel Start Date: 2/92 A nuclear-themed action thriller concerns bad guys who take over a nuclear missile silo and threaten to start World War III. Ordinary Americans save the day. DEATH BECOMES HER 1992 Dir: Robert Zemeckis Cast: Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn Producers: Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey Screenplay: David Koepp, Martin Donovan Start Date: 12/2/91, Los Angeles Streep is a vain actress Hawn writes beauty books. Uncast is the part of Streep's plastic surgeon hubby. Kevin Kline bowed out because Universal balked at his $3 million fee. Nick Nolte and Jeff Bridges are reportedly under consideration. Both women swallow a potion they think will grant them eternal youth. However their bodies die while their spirits still inhabit them. Sounds weird, but what to expect from the writer/producers of APARTMENT ZERO? Chock-full of special visual effects. FAR AND AWAY 2.21 70mm CDS Summer 1992 Dir: Ron Howard Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Prosky, Barbara Babcock, Colm Meaney, Cyril Cusack, Niall Tobin Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard Screenplay: Bob Dolman D.P.: (65mm) Mikael Salomon Start Date: 5/28/91, Billings MT, Boston, Ireland The first American feature to be shot in 65mm since what seems like forever is a sweeping romantic adventure of about an Irish tenant farmer who becomes the unwilling traveling companion to the daughter of his wealthy landlord. They are caught up in the Oklahoma land rush after emigrating to the U.S. The film is expected to be released in Cinema Digital Sound. Audio Post-production will be handled by Skywalker Sound, as was Howard's last feature BACKDRAFT. Film has also been known has THE IRISH STORY, AN IRISH STORY and "Untitled". Shot in Panavision's System-65. FATHER'S DAY 1992 Dir: Brian DePalma Cast: John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich Producer: Gale Anne Hurd Screenplay: Brian DePalma Start Date: 10/91 Davidovich, who was so effective as BLAZE, gets to play Lithgow's wife in this one, a contemporary psychological thriller. New wife Hurd produces the film. THE FLINTSTONES 2.35 70mm Christmas 1993 Dir: Richard Donner Cast: John Goodman Exec. Producer: Steven Spielberg Start Date: 4/93 The start date for this live-action feature based on the legendary cartoon series has been pushed back a year, since director Donner will be in post-production on LETHAL WEAPON 3 at the time that Fred Flintstone Goodman will be on hiatus from ROSEANNE in 1992. From Amblin'. FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE Christmas (limited) Dir: Jon Avnet January 1992 (wide) Cast: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary Louise Parker, Cicely Tyson, Stan Shaw Producers: Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner Screenplay: Fannie Flagg, Jon Avnet, based on Flagg's novel Start Date: 6/10/91, Juliette GA Tandy plays octogenarian Ninny Threadgoode who lives in a nursing home down South. Bates is the overweight Evelyn Couch, whose husband ignores her at 40. They become friends and Ninny relates colorful tales of her life in Whistle Stop, Alabama, and the ladies do some female bonding and swap recipes for fried green tomatoes and cornbread. Masterson plays the young Ninny Threadgoode. GUN FOR HIRE Dir: Bruce A. Evans Cast: Christian Slater Producer: Raynold Gideon Screenplay: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon A romantic action comedy featuring the nearly over-exposed Mr. Slater. The screenwriters are responsible for STAND BY ME. HARD WAY, THE 2.35 March 8 Rating: "R" Strong language and some violence. Dir: John Badham Cast: Michael J. Fox, James Woods, Stephen Lang Producers: Rob Cohen, William Sackheim Screenplay: Daniel Pyne, Jeff Reno, Ron Osborne, William Sackheim, Lem Dobbs D.P.s: Robert Primes, Donald McAlpine Start Date: 5/21/90, New York Fox plays Nick Lang, a successful actor who researches his new role by going on patrol with an excitable cop (Woods). Cop is not happy, but must "babysit" as well as catch a killer who's picking off New Yorkers at random. Filmed on location in New York City. "There's only one way these two are going to get along..." HOUSESITTER 1992 Dir: Frank Oz Cast: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany, Julie Harris, Donald Moffat, Peter MacNicol, Richard Shull, Laurel Cronin, Roy Cooper, Christopher Durang Producer: Brian Grazer Screenplay: Mark Stein D.P.: John A. Alonzo Start Date: 8/5/91, Boston Hawn is a con-artist who, after a one-night stand with architect Martin, moves into his empty country house and passes herself off as his wife. Hawn replaced Meg Ryan about a month before shooting began. This romantic comedy was formerly titled YOURS TRULY. Delany plays the other woman in Martin's life. From Imagine Entertainment. JUNGLE FEVER 1.85 (SR) June 7 Dir: Spike Lee Cast: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Lonette McKee, Spike Lee, John Turturro, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Anthony Quinn Producer: Spike Lee Screenplay: Spike Lee D.P.: Ernest Dickerson Start Date: 8/20/90, New York The story of a married black architect who has a love affair with his Italian-American secretary. They are forced to confront their preconceptions about race, sex, and the current New York City racial climate. Snipes may currently be seen in NEW JACK CITY. Spike sneak previewed the film on 3/19. Film was shown in competition at Cannes. Score is by the great Stevie Wonder. Film broke opening weekend house record during September London engagement at the Empire 2. JURASSIC PARK 70mm Summer 1993 Dir: Steven Spielberg Cast: TBA Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Gerald R. Molen Screenplay: Michael Crichton, based on his novel Start Date: September 1992 Negative Cost: $50+ million Big, big film version of Crichton's bestseller concerning genetically engineered dinosaurs at a futuristic amusement park whose pea-brains turn out to have minds of their own. Rights and screenplay cost Universal $2 million. Visual Effects from ILM. HUGE outlook. From Amblin'. KING RALPH 1.85 February 15 Rating: "PG" Dir: David S. Ward Cast: John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt, Exec. Producers: Sydney Pollack, Mark Rosenberg Producer: Jack Brodsky Screenplay: David S. Ward D.P.: Kenneth MacMillan Start Date: 4/17/90, London Goodman plays a Las Vegas lounge lizard who ascends to the throne of England when the entire royal family is killed in a group photo accident. Opened in London on March 28. The British feel it is irrevernt enough! "A comedy of majestic proportions." A KISS BEFORE DYING 1.85 April 26 Dir: James Dearden Cast: Matt Dillon, Sean Young, Max von Sydow, James Russo, Diane Ladd Producer: Robert Lawrence Screenplay: James Dearden, from Lawrence Roman's 1956 screenplay, based on Ira Levin's novel D.P.: Mike Southon Start Date: 3/5/90, London, New York Remake of the classic Fifties' thriller, from the screenwriter of FATAL ATTRACTION. LIONHEART January 11 Rating: "R" Dir: Sheldon Lettich Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan, Brian Thompson Producers: Ash R. Shah, Eric Karson Screenplay: Sheldon Lettich, Jean-Claude Van Damme Van Damme is a runaway solider who becomes involved in street fighting for bucks. Released in the Fall of 1990 in Europe as AWOL. "A Damme Great Time at the Movies." "When the streets are a jungle...there can only be one king." LEAVING NORMAL 1992 Dir: Edward Zwick Cast: Christine Lahti, Meg Tilly, Patrika Darbo, Lenny Von Dohlen, Maury Chaykin, Brett Cullen Producer: Lindsay Doran Screenplay: Edward J. Solomon D.P.: Ralf Detler Bode Start Date: 4/10/91, Vancouver Normal, Wyoming is where they're leaving. A second failed marriage and she meets an outspoken cocktail waitress. They run off for Alaska together. Zwick last directed GLORY. THE LOOTERS 1992 Dir: Walter Hill Cast: TBA Exec. Produer: Robert Zemeckis Producer: Neil Canton Screenplay: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale Start Date: 11/4/91, Chicago Two Chicago firefighters turned looters, one good, one evil, must go to a dangerous place in order to recover buried treasure. MAD DOG AND GLORY 1992 Dir: John MacNaughton Cast: Robert DeNiro, Bill Murray, Uma Thurman, Kathy Baker, David Caruso, Mike Starr Producers: Martin Scorsese, Barbara De Fina Screenplay: Richard Price D.P.: Robby Muller Start Date: 7/15/91, Chicago DeNiro plays Wayne Dobie, a timid police photographer sarcastically nicknamed "Mad Dog", who inadvertently saves the life of a local gangster, Frank Milo (Murray). Milo is aggressively grateful to Dobie and presses him into accepting a gift -- a beautiful young girl named Glory (Thurman) -- who will be his for a week. MacNaughton directed HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER. Price received an Oscar nomination for the screenplay of THE COLOR OF MONEY. He also scripted SEA OF LOVE. Muller shot PARIS, TEXAS. The film shoot is scheduled for 10 weeks. MOBSTERS 2.35 July 26 Dir: Michael Karbelnikoff Cast: Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Richard Grieco, Costas Mandylor, Anthony Quinn, F. Murray Abraham, Lara Flynn Boyle, Michael Gambon, Christopher Penn, Frank Collison, Nick Sadler, Leslie Bega, Bill Bastiani, Andy Romano Producer: Steve Roth Screenplay: Mike Mahern, Nicholas Kazan D.P.: Lajos Koltai Start Date: 12/5/90, Los Angeles Yes, folks, it's just like it sounds. A period piece and these guys play some of the most legendary mob men in history (as young men, 'natch. Need those demographics). Slater is Lucky Luciano, Dempsey is Meyer Lansky, Grieco is Bugsy Siegel. He'd better not run into Warren Beatty.... Kazan wrote REVERSAL OF FORTUNE. The foreign release will have an additional 24 minutes of footage. MR. BASEBALL 1992 Dir: Fred Schepisi Cast: Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Dennis Haysbert, Aya Takanashi, Markus Flanagan, Chuck Fick Producers: Doug Claybourne, Fred Schepisi Screenplay: Ed Solomon, Monte Merrick, Gary Ross Start Date: 9/10/91, Nagoya & Tokyo Japan, Los Angeles, New York This long delayed film about an American baseball player in Japan is finally in production after many rewrites. It was originally titled TOKYO DIAMOND. ONCE AROUND January 18 Rating: "R" Dir: Lasse Hallstrom Cast: Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss, Laura San Giacomo, Danny Aiello, Gena Rowlands Producers: Griffin Dunne, Amy Robinson Screenplay: Malia Scotch Marlo D.P.: Theo Van De Sande Start Date: 2/17/90, Durham NC, Boston English-language feature debut for Oscar-nominated director of MY LIFE AS A DOG is a Boston-based comedy about a woman (Hunter) who falls in love with a wealthy older man (Dreyfuss) and the effects of their relationship on her family. San Giacomo is the sister and Aiello and Rowlands the parents. Music is by James Horner. "The Bellas were one big happy family. Then Renata met Sam..." OTHER WOMAN 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: Meryl Streep Screenplay: Carrie Fisher, Meryl Streep THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (Alive) November 1 Rating: "R" for terror/violence Dir: Wes Craven Producer: Wes Craven Cast: Everett McGill, Brandon Adams, Yan Birch Screenplay: Wes Craven Young people are kidnapped and kept imprisoned in a house during the owners' search for the "perfect children". McGill (TWIN PEAKS, DUNE and QUEST FOR FIRE) is the psychopath who keeps those booby-traps well-oiled. PROBLEM CHILD 2 July 3 Dir: Brian Levan Cast: John Ritter, Jack Warden, Michael Oliver, Laraine Newman Producer: Robert Simonds Screenplay: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski Start Date: 1/18/91, Orlando This first wasn't much of a problem for Universal, grossing some $50+ million domestically. PURE LUCK 1.85 August 9 Dir: Nadia Tass Cast: Martin Short, Danny Glover, Sheila Kelly, Harry Shearer, Scott Wilson Producers: Francis Veber, Lance Hool Screenplay: Herschel Weingrod D.P.: David Parker Start Date: 12/17/90, Acapulco, Mexico City, U.S. Remake of the 1981 French comedy LE CHEVRE, about the search for a missing girl. SCENT OF A WOMAN 1992 Dir: Martin Brest Cast: Al Pacino Producer: Martin Brest Screenplay: Bo Goldman, based on Dino Risi's 1975 film PROFUMO DI DONNA Start Date: 12/91, New York Drama about bitter war veteran who's been blinded and the innocent 17-year old boy assigned to care for him. Brest last directed MIDNIGHT RUN for Universal. SHOUT October 4 Dir: Jeffrey Hornaday Cast: John Travolta, Jamie Walters, Richard Jordan, Heather Graham, Linda Florentino Producer: Robert Simonds Screenplay: Joe Gayton D.P.: Robert Brinkman Start Date: 10/15/90, Los Angeles, Stockton Travolta is a music teacher who introduces his students to rock music in 1950s Texas. John gets to dance again. Hornaday choreographed FLASHDANCE. Formerly titled MIDNIGHT RIDER, ALL SHOOK UP and SHAKE IT UP. *Repeatedly* delayed. SNEAKERS 1992 Dir: Phil Alden Robinson Cast: Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Mary McDonnell Producers: Walter F. Parkes, Lawrence Lasker Screenplay: Phil Alden Robinson D.P.: John Lindley Start Date: 10/21/91, San Francisco, Los Angeles Robinson scored big with FIELD OF DREAMS. McDonnell was Oscar-nominated in DANCES WITH WOLVES. SPARTACUS 2.21 70mm April 26 (NY, D.C., L.A.,Toronto) Rating: "PG-13" 70mm May 3 (Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Denver) Dir: Stanley Kubrick 35mm (SR) May 3 (31 additional cities) Cast: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis, Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov, Charles Laughton Producers: Kirk Douglas Screenplay Dalton Trumbo, based on Howard Fast's book Negative Cost: $12 million (1960) Painstakingly restored as much as possible after the film's 1960 butchering at the hands of censors and studio executives, this epic is back. Film restoration expert extraordinaire Robert Harris tackled the job, after doing the same for NAPOLEON and LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. This Super Technirama film was 202 minutes at the final preview, 189 minutes at the pre-censorship, pre-release version. Then it was cut to 187 minutes at the pre-censorship level. After that it was cut to 161 minutes and released. The restored, converted Super Panavision 70 version runs 187 minutes plus 10 minutes of overtures. Enjoy. STOP OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT 1992 Dir: Roger Spottiswoode Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, JoBeth Williams Producers: Ivan Reitman, Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck Screenplay: Blake Snyder, Will Davies, Will Osborne, Daniel Petrie Jr. D.P.: Frank Tidy Start Date: 5/14/91, Los Angeles Sly stays in the comic mood.. May possibly open this Christmas. STREETRACER 1992 Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: Anthony Yerkovich Screenplay: Anthony Yerkovich, Kem Nunn Start Date: 1/92, Los Angeles From Imagine Entertainment. VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED 1992 Dir: Robert Harmon Cast: TBA Producer: Michael Preger Screenplay: David Himmelstein Start Date: 9/91, North Dakota Forum member Robert Harmon remakes the creepy English film of the early Sixties about a village where the children acquire strange powers (and really bright eyes). WELCOME TO BUZZSAW 1992 Dir: Francis Veber Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones, Heidi Kling, Marian Mercer, Courtney Peldon Producers: Ted Field, Robert Cort, Michael Hertzberg Screenplay: Joshua & Daniel Goldin D.P.: Donald Thorin Start Date: 1/1/91, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles A black comedy concerning an investment banker who runs into trouble in a desolate logging town. His wallet has been stolen and it contains a phone number worth some $60 million! Broderick and Jones are reunited again after their 1987 smash FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF. Veber directed THREE FUGITIVES. Warner Brothers --------------- THE ARROWTOOTH WALTZ 1992 Dir: Emir Kusturica Cast: Faye Dunaway, Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Lili Taylor, Paulina Porizkova, Michael J. Pollard Producer: Paul Gurian Screenplay: Emir Kusturica, David Atkins Start Date: 4/1/91, Douglas AZ Negative Cost: $15 million Production resumed in September on this comedic western after ceasing in June when the director had a nervous collapse due to the fast-paced working style of the American crew and completion bond company pressures. (Not to speak of the tantrums and fuss of Dunaway and Lewis) Kusturica directed TIME OF THE GYPSIES. May be called OUT OF THIS WORLD. BATMAN RETURNS 1.85 70mm June 1992 Dir: Tim Burton Cast: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Michael Murphy, Vincent Schiavelli, Michael Gough, Christi Conaway, Marlon Wayans, Paul Reubens, Jan Hooks, Steve Witting, Andrew Bryniarski Exec. Producers: Jon Peters, Peter Guber, Benjamin Melniker, Michael Uslan Producers: Tim Burton, Denise DiNovi Screenplay: Dan Waters, based on the DC comics D.P.: Stefan Czapsky Start Date: 9/3/91, Los Angeles Here we go again! $90 - $100 million budget? Murphy is the mayor of Gotham. Film is shooting on nine stages at Warner Brothers in Burbank. Reubens is the Penguin's father. BLADE RUNNER 2.35 September 27 (LA) Rating: "R" For violence. 1992 (wider) Dir: Ridley Scott Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Joanna Cassidy, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos Warner Brothers very successfully tested a 35mm reduction print of the 70mm workprint that was previewed before the original 1982 theatrical release of BLADE RUNNER. Lack of narration, lack of upbeat ending and different cuts make for superior film than the originally released product. Scott will complete that version for limited theatrical exposure in 1992, then home video. THE BODYGUARD 1992 Dir: Mick Jackson Cast: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston Producers: Kevin Costner, Jim Wilson, Lawrence Kasdan Screenplay: Lawrence Kasdan Start Date: 11/91 Production starts in November on this new production from Costner's Tig Prods. Ms. Houston makes her big-screen debut as the mega-star who needs guarding. BORN TO RIDE ? Dir: Graham Baker Cast: John Stamos, John Stockwell, Teri Polo, Kris Kamm, Keith Cooke, Thom Mathews Producers: Fred Weintraub, Sandra Weintraub Screenplay: Michael Pardridge, Janice Hickey Start Date: 3/13/90, Yugoslavia Has disappeared from the WB release slate. A CLASS ACT Spring 1992 Cast: Kid 'n Play Screenplay: Richard Brenne, John Semper, Cynthia Friedlob, Michael Swerdlick, Wayne Rice High school musical comedy with the guys who scored in two HOUSE PARTY films. CURLY SUE October 25 Rating: "PG" Dir: John Hughes Cast: James Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Allsan Porter, John Getz, Edie McClurg, Fred Dalton Thompson Producer: John Hughes Screenplay: John Hughes D.P.: Jeff Kimball Start Date: 11/13/90, Chicago This guy writes more scripts like he's doing a TV series! Talk about prolific. A romantic comedy about an appealing little orphan girl who, along with her street-wise guardian, charms her way into the life of an uptight, cynical big-city woman attorney. DEFENDING YOUR LIFE 1.85 March 22 (NY,LA,Toronto) Rating: "PG" April 5 (wide) Dir: Albert Brooks Cast: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant, Buck Henry Producer: Michael Grillo Screenplay: Albert Brooks D.P.: Allen Daviau Start Date: 2/90, Los Angeles A comedy about the afterlife. Yes, the title explains what you'll have to do once you die. Visual effects from Dream Quest Images. "The first true story of what happens after you die." DENNIS THE MENACE 1993 Producer: John Hughes Dennis comes to the big screen in a live-action version of the venerable Hank Ketchum comic strip. DOC HOLLYWOOD 1.85 August 2 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Michael Caton-Jones Cast: Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Bridget Fonda, Woody Harrelson, Barnard Hughes, David Ogden Stiers, Frances Sternhagen, Roberts Blossom Producer: Susan Solt Screenplay: Peter Seaman, Jeffrey Price, Daniel Pyne D.P.: Michael Chapman Start Date: 11/7/90, Gainesville, FL & Los Angeles Fox plays a career-driven doctor relocating to his new Beverly Hills practice who finds himself stranded in a rural South Carolina town. Caton-Jones directed SCANDAL and MEMPHIS BELLE. DOGFIGHT Sept. 13 (NY/Toronto) Rating: "R" For pervasive strong language and a sexual scene. Sept. 27 (LA) Dir: Nancy Savoca Cast: River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Holly Near Producers: Peter Newman, Richard Guay Screenplay: Bob Comfort D.P.: Bobby Bukowski Start Date: 5/2/90, Seattle It is 1967 and a group of Marines about to leave for Southeast Asia compete to see who can "pick up" the ugliest girl. When one of the Marines squires a shy, plain but sweet girl, she shows him a side of life that he'd never encountered before and he learns some valuable lessons about prejudice in the process. Savoca directed TRUE LOVE. Fine advanced word. DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD 1.85 June 7 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Stephen Herek Cast: Christina Applegate, Jayne Brook, Joanna Cassidy, Josh Charles, John Getz, Keith Coogan, David Duchovny, Robert Gorman, Danielle Harris, Christopher Pettiet, Kimmy Robertson, Concetta Tomei Producers: Robert Newmyer, Brian Reilly, Jeffrey Silver Screenplay: Neil Landau, Tara Ison D.P.: Timothy Suhrstedt Start Date: 5/7/90, Los Angeles Ms. Applegate, infamous due to her role in Fox' "Married With Children" toplines in this comedy about a precocious teenager who throws a wild party when her parents leave home. She is forced to assume an adult identity when the babysitter drops dead. Mr. Herek directed CRITTERS and BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. Formerly titled THE REAL WORLD. FREEJACK 70mm January 1992 Dir: Geoff Murphy Cast: Emilio Estevez, Anthony Hopkins, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, David Johansen, Jonathan Banks, Amanda Plummer, Vincent Schiavelli, John Shea Producers: Stuart Oken, Ronald Shusett Screenplay: Ronald Shusett, Steve Pressfield, Dan Gilroy D.P.: Amir Mokri Start Date: 1/28/91, Atlanta, New York Negative Cost: $30 million A science fiction adventure. Jagger plays a 21st Century bounty hunter who plucks Estevez from his 20th Century race car just before he dies and whisks him into the year 2020. Immortality is a prime subject here. Murphy directed YOUNG GUNS II. Shusett last wrote TOTAL RECALL. Visual Effects are from Dream Quest Images, with recent Oscar winner Alex Funke (TOTAL RECALL) supervising. Images include a "spiritual switchboard" where in the year 2009 the superrich can store their souls in search of new and better bodies. From Morgan Creek. Postponed from November, 1991. Estevez has been involved in some reshoots in October. GUILTY BY SUSPICION 1.85 March 15 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Irwin Winkler Cast: Robert DeNiro, Annette Bening, Martin Scorsese Producer: Arnon Milchan Screenplay: Irwin Winkler D.P.: Michael Ballhaus Start Date: 3/30/90, Los Angeles DeNiro plays a film producer under fire from the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1951. Scorsese is a blacklisted director. The now-ubiquitous Bening gets yet another job. Delayed from limited Christmas opening for Oscar qualifications. Winkler directorial debut after years of top-notch producing. "All it took was a whisper." Formerly titled FEAR NO EVIL. HOOVER 1993 Dir: Francis Coppola Cast: TBA Producer: Quincy Jones Screenplay: based on "J. Edgar Hoover, the Man and the Secrets" by Curt Gentry Coppola and Quincy Jones team up for the first time to film the biopic on Mr. FBI's life from 1924 until the time of Nixon. Revealed will be the undue influence Hoover had over 10 presidencies. HURRICANE SMITH 1992 Rating: "R" For action violence, sensuality and language. Cast: Carl Weathers IF LOOKS COULD KILL 1.85 March 15 Rating; "PG-13" Dir: William Dear Cast: Richard Grieco, Linda Hunt, Roger Rees, Robin Bartlett, Gabrielle Anwar Producers: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron Screenplay: Darren Star D.P.: Doug Milsome Start Date: 4/16/90, Canada Comedy-adventure about high school student mistaken for a secret agent. Bill Dear directed HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS. "He's having the adventure of someone else's life." INNOCENT BLOOD 1992 Dir: John Landis Cast: Anne Parillaud Screenplay: Michael Wolk Start Date: 1/92 A sexy female vampire with a conscience who does not feed on innocent people. One of her most ruthless victims, a mob boss, survives her attack and is transformed into an even more insidious vampire whom she must destroy with the aid of an undercover cop. "Vampire noir" is how this project has been classified. Parillaud scored big in LA FEMME NIKITA. Landis characterizes the film as "Goodfellas meets Dracula". Roger Corman is also starting a film by the same title. JFK 2.35 70mm CDS (SR) December 20 Dir: Oliver Stone Cast: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Kevin Bacon, Sally Kirkland, Michael Rooker, Jay O. Sanders, Numa Bertell, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Grubbs, Brian Doyle Murray, Joe Pesci, Beata Pozniak, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Candy, Donald Sutherland, John Larroquette, Jim Garrison Producers: A. Kitman Ho, Oliver Stone Screenplay: Oliver Stone, Zachary Sklar, based on books "On the Trail of the Assassins" by Jim Garrison, "Crossfire" by Jim Masrs D.P.: Robert Richardson Start Date: 4/15/91, Dallas, New Orleans, Washington DC An outrageous cast in what may be to many an outrageous film concerning the alleged conspiracies in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. A big event film for Warner Brothers. Stone last directed THE DOORS, Costner last starred in ROBIN HOOD: POT. The CDS prints will likely be 35mm only. THE LAST BOY SCOUT 2.35 70mm (SR) December 6 Dir: Tony Scott Cast: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Danielle Harris, Chelsea Field, Taylor Negron Producers: David Geffen, Joel Silver Screenplay: Shane Black D.P.: Ward Russell Start Date: 3/11/91, Los Angeles The script for this film about an ex-football player and a detective who investigate a murder connected with pro football gambling earned a record $1.75 million for Mr. Black, who penned LETHAL WEAPON and had a featured acting role in PREDATOR. Detective Joe Hallenbeck, an ex-CIA agent, teams with a former star football player to uncover a web of intrigue and corruption when the athlete's girlfriend is murdered in this action thriller. Tony Scott directed TOP GUN, REVENGE and DAYS OF THUNDER. Test-screened in early October to positive results. LETHAL WEAPON 3 2.35 70mm Summer, 1992 Dir: Richard Donner Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Rene Russo, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe, Damon Hines, Ebonie Smith Producers: Richard Donner, Joel Silver Screenplay: Jeffrey Boam, Robert Mark Kamen D.P. Jan De Bont Start Date: 10/2/91, Los Angeles, Orlando Yet a third in the very popular series. The producers are paying the city of Orlando $50,000 to use the October 24th demolition of Orlando City Hall as a backdrop to film Mel Gibson and Danny Glover running from an exploding building. Russo last seen in FREEJACK. M. BUTTERFLY 1993 Dir: David Cronenberg Cast: TBA Exec. Producer: David Geffen Screenplay: David Henry Hwang, from his play Cronenberg seems oddly correct to direct the big-screen version of the Tony-winning play about a French diplomat who was jailed for treason having been accused of conspiring with his Chinese Communist mistress of 20 years who he thought was a woman, but was a man. MALCOLM X 1992 Dir: Spike Lee Cast: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Angela Bassett, Kate Vernon, Al Freeman Jr., Theresa Randle, Delroy Lindo, Albert Hall Producer: Marvin Worth, Spike Lee Screenplay: James Baldwin, Arnold Perl, Spike Lee Start Date: 9/16/91, New York, Mecca, Cairo, Soweto Negative Cost: $25 million The long-in-development biopic has Spike Lee at the helm after wresting the project away from Norman Jewison. Largo Entertainment distributes overseas. This is the first non-documentary to ever receive permission to shoot in Mecca (2nd Unit). Will shoot in Cairo in mid-January. Nelson Mandela will be photographed in Soweto. Spike Lee and Denzel Washington (among others) are deferring salary in order to come in on budget. THE MAMBO KINGS Christmas (limited) Dir: Arne Glimcher Cast: Armand Assante, Antonio Banderas, Cathy Moriarty, Maruschka Detmers, Desi Arnaz Jr., Celia Cruz, Tito Puente Producers: Arnon Milchan Screenplay: Cynthia Cidre Two brothers, fresh from Havana, arrive in New York in 1953, bringing with them their vibrant, heart-wrenching mambo songs, and dreams of love and fame. By day, they struggle to find work in a strange country; by night, they return to their roots through their music. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Oscar Hijuelos. Linda Ronstadt has recorded two songs in Spanish for the soundtrack. Tito Puente and Celia Cruz also perform on the soundtrack. Glimscher produced GORILLAS IN THE MIST. MEETING VENUS November 15 Rating: PG-13 (NY, LA, Toronto) Dir: Istvan Szabo Cast: Glenn Close, Niels Arestrup, Erland Josephson Producer: David Puttnam Screenplay: Istvan Szabo, Michael Hirst D.P.: Lajos Koltai Start Date: 8/6/90, Budapest, Paris A comedy about an up-and-coming conductor staging an opera in Paris with an international opera company. Needless to say, the results are chaotic at best. Kiri Te Kanawa provides the voice for the Diva portrayed by Ms. Close. Szavo directed MEPHISTO. Advanced word is mixed. Opened huge in Italy in September. MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN 2.35 70mm early 1992 Dir: John Carpenter Cast: Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill, Michael McKean Producer: Bruce Bodner Screenplay: Robert Collector, Dana Olsen D.P.: William A. Fraker Start Date: 3/7/91, San Francisco, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $40 million A Wall Street Securities analyst becomes invisible and, as such, a CIA target. This film has been five years in gestation. William Goldman was the previous screenwriter. Ivan Reitman and Dick Donner have been involved as director before. Visual Effects for this story are from ILM. Warner Brothers test-screened a rough-cut on October 9th to "sensational" results. Chevy Chase says this project is "head and tails" above anything he's done. MOM AND DAD SAVE THE WORLD TBA Rating: "PG" Dir: Greg Beeman Cast: Teri Garr, Jon Lovitz, Jeffrey Jones, Thalmus Rasulala, Dwler Brown, Kathy Ireland, Eric Idle, Wallace Shawn, Tony Cox, Debbie Lee Carrington Producer: Michael Phillips Screenplay: Ed Solomon D.P.: Jacques Haitkin Start Date: 8/22/90, Southern California An outrageous comedy about the surprising interplanetary adventures of Marge and Dick Nelson, an ordinary middle-aged couple who are abducted and taken to a tiny world ruled by the most vain and insecure character in the universe, Tod Spengo, who falls for mom. Dad saves the world. THE NEVERENDING STORY II: THE NEXT CHAPTER February 8 Rating: "PG" Dir: George Miller Cast: Jonathan Brandis, Kenny Morrison, Clarissa Burt, John Wesley Shipp, Martin Limbach Producer: Dieter Geissler Screenplay: Karin Howard More adventures in the land of Fantasia. Yes, the Rock-Biter is back... and with an offspring! Co-featured with BOX-OFFICE BUNNY short starring Bugs Bunny (rated "G"). NEW JACK CITY 1.85 March 8 Rating: "R" Dir: Mario Van Peebles Cast: Wesley Snipes, Ice T, Chris Rock, Mario Van Peebles, Judd Nelson Producers: Doug McHenry, George Jackson Screenplay: Thomas Lee Wright, Barry Michael Cooper D.P.: Francis Kenny Start Date: 4/16/90, New York Provocative film about urban drug kingpin and the cops who go undercover to stop him. Look for NEW JACK CITY 2 in 1992. NEW JACK CITY 2 Summer 1992 Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producers: Doug McHenry, George Jackson Sequel to the 1991 hit starts shooting in early 1992. There will be teaser trailers on 3000 screens promoting the film at Christmas 1991. NOTHING BUT TROUBLE 1.85 February 15 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Dan Aykroyd Cast: Chevy Chase, John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Demi Moore, Taylor Negron, Peter Aykroyd, Bertila Damas, Valri Bromfield, Paul Garcia, John Davelkis Producer: Robert K. Weiss Screenplay: Dan Aykroyd D.P.: Dean Cundey Start Date: 5/7/90, Los Angeles Aykroyd makes his big-screen directorial debut in this comedy, formerly titled GIT, then VALKENVANIA. A yuppie couple (Moore, Chase) make a terrifying detour into a little Pennsylvania town run by a 106-year old judge (Aykroyd) and his sheriff (Candy). OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY October 18 Rating: "R" Language and sex-related dialogue. Dir: Norman Jewison Cast: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie Producers: Norman Jewison, Ric Kidney Screenplay: Alvin Sargent, based on Jerry Sterner's play. D.P. Haskell Wexler Start Date: 10/26/90, New York, Los Angeles, Connecticut Film version of the acclaimed off-Broadway play about an old New England company trying to save itself from being engulfed by a greedy corporation. Jewison last directed MOONSTRUCK. OUT FOR JUSTICE 1.85 April 12 Rating: "R" For strong violence and language, and for sensuality and drug use. Dir: John Flynn Cast: Steven Seagal, William Forsythe, Jerry Orbach, Jo Champs, Shareen J. Mitchell Producers: Steven Seagal, Arnold Kopelson, Peter MacGregor-Scott Screenplay: Lance Hill, Steven Seagal D.P.: Ric Waite Start Date: 10/9/90, New York, Los Angeles A Brooklyn cop attempts to catch a boyhood adversary (Forsythe..Flat Top in DICK TRACY) who is now a coke-addicted cop killer. Flynn directed LOCK UP. "He's a cop. It's a dirty job...but somebody's got to take out the garbage." Formerly titled THE NIGHT and THE PRICE OF OUR BLOOD. PASSENGER 57 1992 Dir: Kevin Hooks Cast: Wesley Snipes Producer: Dan Paulson Screenplay: David Loughery Snipes is a tough airline security chief who is called on to free American hijack victims from drug terrorist abductors. Hooks last directed STRICTLY BUSINESS. Snipes starred in JUNGLE FEVER and NEW JACK CITY. Loughery wrote DREAMSCAPE and STAR TREK V. RECKLESS KELLY 1992 Dir: Yahoo Serious Cast: Yahoo Serious Producers: Yahoo Serious, Warwick Ross Screenplay: Yahoo Serious Start Date: 9/91, Australia Why would Warner Brothers finance another picture from Yahoo Serious after the U.S. disaster that was YOUNG EINSTEIN? Because the film is very inexpensive, and he is very popular Down Unde, that's why. RICOCHET 2.35 (SR) October 4 Rating: "R" for strong violence and sensuality, and for language and drug content Dir: Russell Mulcahy Cast: Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Kevin Pollack, Lindsay Wagner, Ice T, Josh Evans Producers: Joel Silver, Michael Levy Screenplay: Steven E. DeSouza D.P.: Peter Levy Start Date: 1/28/91, Los Angeles An escaped murderer, bent on revenge against the man who sent him to prison, puts a diabolical plan into action and forces his adversary to fight fire with fire. Mulcahy directed HIGHLANDER. ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES 1.66 (SR) June 14 Rating: "PG" Dir: Kevin Reynolds Cast: Kevin Costner, Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman, Alan Rickman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Producers: Pen Densham, John Watson, Richard B. Lewis Screenplay: Pen Densham, John Watson D.P.: Doug Milsome Start Date: 9/6/90, England, France Negative Cost: $60 million A huge-scale, rather comic look at the legend of Robin Hood and his merry men. This production boasts the hottest name in filmdom today in Costner. Freeman is his sidekick. Rickman, the perfect heavy, is the Sheriff of Nottingham. Mastrantonio makes a fetching Maid Marion. This is the second entrant in the battle of the Robin Hoods (three different attempted productions, two actually made). Now it's up to the public to decide.... Opens on 2100 screens. Sneaked in Sacramento on 3/27 with the best preview results in Warner Brothers history. 68% of the preview cards rated it "excellent", 30% were "very good". Film re-cut in May due to Mr. Rickman "stealing the show" as the Sheriff of Nottingham. Opens in London on July 19. Recorded in Q-Sound. From Morgan Creek. ROVER DANGERFIELD August 2 (limited) Dir: James George, Bob Seeley August 23 (regional) Cast: Voice of Rodney Dangerfield Exec. Producer: Rodney Dangerfield Producer: Thomas Wilhite Screenplay: Rodney Dangerfield Start Date: 12/15/89, Los Angeles Will Rodney get respect animated as a dog? Some Visual Effects work from Rhythm and Hues. Woof. SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO August 23 (west) Dir: Mark L. Lester September 20 (east) Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Brandon Lee, Tia Carrere, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Toshishiro Obata Producers: Mark L. Lester, Martin E. Caan Screenplay: Jonathan Lemkin, Dennis Hackin D.P.: Mark Irwin Start Date: 1/14/91, Los Angeles Lundgren is a caucasian American raised in Japan. Lee is a half-Asian, half-Caucasian San Fernando Valley native. They team up for some martial-arts chop-socky to fight some nasty Yakuza. SINGLES Dir: Cameron Crowe Cast: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon, Jim True, Sheila Kelly, Devon Raymond, Bill Pullman Producer: Richard Hashimoto Screenplay: Cameron Crowe D.P.: Ueli Steiger Start Date: 3/11/91, Seattle This ensemble piece centers around a Seattle apartment complex. Crowe last gave us the terrific SAY ANYTHING. SPEED RACER 1993 Dir: Patrick Read Johnson Cast: TBA Producers: Joel Silver, Richard Donner Screenplay: Patrick Read Johnson, John Lau Big-screen adaptation of the Japanese cartoon series. STAY TUNED 1992 Dir: Peter Hyams Cast: John Ritter Producer: Arnie L. Schmidt Screenplay: Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein Start Date: 10/13/91, Vancouver STRICTLY BUSINESS November 8 Rating: "PG" Dir: Kevin Hooks Cast: Halle Berry, Joseph C. Phillips, Tommy Davidson, Anne Marie Johnson, David Marshall Grant, Kim Coles Producers: Pamela Gibson, Andre Harrell, David Kappes Screenplay: Pamela Gibson, Nelson George A successful "Buppie" investment broker risks his career, his fiancee and his luxurious possessions over his infatuation with a beautiful, exotic young woman who he has only seen. He enlists the aid of a street-smart mailroom clerk who works in his firm. The clerk gives the broker a crash course in the wilder side of life and helps him meet the girl of his dreams -- in exchange for a leg up on the corporate ladder. Hooks is a two-time Emmy Award winner and the son of actor Robert Hooks. Musical score is by Michael Colombier (NEW JACK CITY). Formerly titled GO NATALIE. SWITCH 2.35 May 10 Rating: "R" Dir: Blake Edwards Cast: Ellen Barkin, Jobeth Williams, Jimmy Smits, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Roberts, Perry King Producer: Tony Adams Screenplay: Blake Edwards D.P.: Dick Bush Start Date: 4/18/90, Los Angeles, New York Ellen Barkin plays a Madison Avenue Male Chauvinist who dies and is reincarnated as a woman. She must make amends with all of the women he/she slighted while alive as a man. Another Blake Edwards mixer! Advanced word is mediocre. THAT NIGHT 1992 Dir: Craig Bolotin Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Juliette Lewis, Helen Shaver, Eliza Dushku, John Dossett, J, Smith-Cameron Producer: Arnon Milchan Screenplay: Craig Bolotin D.P.: Bruce Surtees Start Date: 9/3/91, Baltimore A romantic drama. THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER Dir: Richard Williams Cast: Voices of Vincent Price, Donald Pleasance, Joan Sims Producers: Imogen Sutton, Richard Williams An animated folk tale from the ancient East about saving the city and winning the princess' hand. Long-awaited from triple-Oscar-winning Williams (WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT). UNFORGIVEN 1992 Dir: Clint Eastwood Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris Producer: Clint Eastwood Screenplay: David Webb Peoples D.P.: Jack N. Green Start Date: 8/26/91, Alberta Canada Yes, it's a western. Same title as the 1960 Burt Lancaster-Audrey Hepburn western, too. UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD 2.35 70mm December 25 Dir: Wim Wenders (NY, LA, Toronto) Cast: William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Max von Sydow, Jeanne Moreau, Rudiger Vogler, Sam Neill, Ernie Dingo, David Gulpilil, Lois Chiles, Allen Garfield Producers: Jonathan Taplin, Anatole Dauman Screenplay: Wim Wenders, Peter Carey D.P.: Robby Muller Start Date: 4/20/90, Venice Italy, France, Portugal, U.S., Japan, Australia, Germany, USSR, China, Mali Negative Cost: $23 million A huge-scale science fiction romance/road story filmed around the world in nine countries by Berlin's great Wim Wenders. This futuristic (set in 1999) thriller concerns a man's efforts to retrieve a valuable invention (a device to permit blind people to see recorded images) and a woman's pursuit of the mysterious man she loves. Moreau plays Hurt's blind mother, Von Sydow is his father. Production was to have been in 65mm, but the demanding location requirements resulted in a 35mm production. Title song is by the Irish group U2. Other acts on the soundtrack include Neneh Cherry, Lou Reed, R.E.M., Patti Smith, Peter Gabriel and Robbie Robertson. Early notices are quite positive on some aspects, but mixed on others. Film runs a epic 178 minutes and apparently seems somewhat truncated at that length. Wenders also has a five-hour cut that he would like to make the film festival rounds and on home video. Opened in Germany to mixed business in September. Reviews in Berlin were dreadful, they loved it in Munich. WHITE SANDS 1992 Dir: Roger Donaldson Cast: Willem Dafoe, Mickey Rourke, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Mimi Rogers, M. Emmet Walsh, Samuel L. Jackson Producers: William Sackheim, Scott Rudin Screenplay: Daniel Pyne D.P.: Peter Menzies Start Date: 8/13/91, New Mexico This thriller features Dafoe as a small-town sheriff whose seemingly routine investigation into a murder balloons into an intricate plot involving the FBI and the CIA. Zeitgeist --------- POISON 1.85 April 5 (NY) Dir: Todd Haynes Cast: Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Gayle Norman, Scott Renderer, James Lyons Producer: Christine Vachon Screenplay: Todd Haynes, based on stories by Jean Genet D.P.: Maryse Alberti Start Date: 1990, New York Todd Hayne's hugely controversial film was underwritten by the NEA. Bible-thumpers are complaining about the homo-erotic moments in the film (sight unseen). Film involves three separate interrelated stories inspired by the works of Jean Genet, about obsession, fantasy and violence. Opens at New York's Angelika Film Center. Brilliant winner of the Sundance Film Festival. Release Timeline ---------------- January 11 ---------- LIONHEART (Universal) NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER (MGM-Pathe) January 18 ---------- THE END OF INNOCENCE (Skouras) EVE OF DESTRUCTION (Orion) FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER (Paramount) MEN OF RESPECT (Columbia) ONCE AROUND (Universal) (limited) RIKYU (Capitol) (NY) TAXI BLUES (MK2) (NY) WHITE FANG (Buena Vista) January 23 ---------- THE GRIFTERS (Miramax) January 25 ---------- TOO MUCH SUN (New Line) (NY) THE VANISHING (Tara) (NY) WARLOCK (Trimark) (western U.S.) January 28 ---------- MEMORIES OF A MARRIAGE (Nordisk) (NY) February 1 ---------- 1900 (Paramount) (limited reissue) BOOK OF LOVE (New Line) MEET THE APPLEGATES (Triton) POPCORN (Studio Three) QUEENS LOGIC (New Line) RUN (Buena Vista) February 8 ---------- AY, CARMELA (Prestige) (NY) L.A. STORY (TriStar) THE NEVERENDING STORY II: THE NEXT CHAPTER (Warner) ROSENKRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (Cinecom) (NY) SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY (20th Fox) February 14 ----------- THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (Orion) February 15 ----------- ALLIGATOR EYES (Castle Hill) (NY) HEAVEN AND EARTH (Triton) (LA, SF) IRON AND SILK (Prestige) (NY) KING RALPH (Universal) NOTHING BUT TROUBLE (Warner) PERFECTLY NORMAL (Four Seasons) (NY) PRINCES IN EXILE (Fries) (NY) SHIPWRECKED (Buena Vista) February 22 ----------- BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR (Troma) HE SAID, SHE SAID (Paramount) PRINCES IN EXILE (Fries) (NY) ROSENKRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (Cinecom) (LA) SCENES FROM A MALL (Buena Vista) THE SLEAZY UNCLE (Quartet) (NY) SUPERSTAR: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ANDY WARHOL (Aries) (NY) March 1 ------- THE BRITISH ANIMATION INVASION (Expanded) THE DOORS (TriStar) 70mm, CDS HEAVEN AND EARTH (Triton) (NY) March 6 ------- CLOSETLAND (Universal) (NY, LA) March 8 ------- CLOSETLAND (Universal) (wide) THE HARD WAY (Universal) LA FEMME NIKITA (Samuel Goldwyn) NEW JACK CITY (Warner) THE SPIRIT OF '76 (Columbia) (NY) March 10 -------- SHADOW OF CHINA (New Line) (NY) March 13 -------- PARIS IS BURNING (Off-White) (NY) March 15 -------- CADENCE (New Line) CLASS ACTION (20th Fox) GUILTY BY SUSPICION (Warner) IF LOOKS COULD KILL (Warner) THE PERFECT WEAPON (Paramount) REUNION (Castle Hill) (NY) ROBOT CARNIVAL (Streamline) TRUE COLORS (Paramount) (limited) March 17 -------- JU DOU (Miramax) (NY,LA) March 22 -------- CITY ZERO (IFEX) (NY) DEFENDING YOUR LIFE (Warner) (NY, LA, Toronto) FLESH GORDON MEETS THE COSMIC CHEERLEADERS (Borde) (LA) JULIA HAS TWO LOVERS (South Gate) (NY) MISTER JOHNSON (Avenue) (NY, LA) MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS (Samuel Goldwyn) TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE (New Line) YOUNG COMMANDOS (Cannon) March 29 -------- CAREER OPPORTUNITIES (Universal) CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH PART 2: SUNHUMAINOID MELTDOWN (Troma) (LA) THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS (Skouras) THE FIVE HEARTBEATS (20th Fox) OPEN DOORS (Orion Classics) WARLOCK (Trimark) (N.E. U.S.) April 5 ------- CROSS MY HEART (MK2) DEFENDING YOUR LIFE (Warner) (wide) THE MARRYING MAN (Buena Vista) POISON (Zeitgeist) April 12 -------- CLASS OF NUKE 'EM HIGH PART 2: SUNHUMAINOID MELTDOWN (Troma) (NY) DADDY NOSTALGIA (Avenue) (NY,LA) EMINENT DOMAIN (Triumph) (NY,LA) IMPROMPTU (Hemdale) THE KILLER (Circle) (NY) KORCZAK (New Yorker) (NY) OUT FOR JUSTICE (Warner) THE OBJECT OF BEAUTY (Avenue) April 19 -------- FOREVER MARY (Cinevista) (NY) JOURNEY OF HOPE (Miramax) (NY) MORTAL THOUGHTS (Columbia) REQUIEM FOR DOMINIC (Hemdale) (NY) SLACKER (Orion Classics) April 26 -------- AMBITION (Miramax) DROWNING BY NUMBERS (Prestige) A KISS BEFORE DYING (Universal) OSCAR (Buena Vista) RICH GIRL (Studio Three) SPARTACUS (Universal) 70mm (NY, Washington, Toronto, LA) TALENT FOR THE GAME (Paramount) (Florida) TOY SOLDIERS (TriStar) May 1 ----- CITIZEN KANE (Paramount) (NY, LA, D.C., Chicago, S.F., Seattle, Boston) May 3 ----- ONE GOOD COP (Buena Vista) A RAGE IN HARLEM (Miramax) RICH GIRL SPARTACUS (Universal) 70mm (Boston, Chicago, Denver, Seattle) 35mm (23 cities) TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY (Samuel Goldwyn) May 8 ----- HERDSMEN OF THE SUN (Interama) (NY) May 10 ------ THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE (Angelika) (NY) CHOPPER CHICKS IN ZOMBIETOWN (Troma) (NY) FX/2: THE DEADLY ART OF ILLUSION (Orion) STRANGERS IN GOOD COMPANY (Castle Hill) SWEET TALKER (New Line/Seven Arts) SWITCH (Warner Brothers) TRUTH OR DARE (Miramax) (NY, LA) May 17 ------ BORN TO RIDE (Warner) DICE RULES (New Line/Seven Arts) MANNEQUIN II: ON THE MOVE (20th Fox) OPENING NIGHT (Castle Hill) (NY) STONE COLD (Columbia) TATIE DANIELLE (Prestige) TRUTH OR DARE (Miramax) (wide) WHAT ABOUT BOB? (Buena Vista) May 19 ------ AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE (New Line) May 22 ------ STRAIGHT OUT OF BROOKLYN (Samuel Goldwyn) May 24 ------ BACKDRAFT (Universal) 70mm CHOPPER CHICKS IN ZOMBIETOWN (Troma) (LA) DROP DEAD FRED (New Line) HANGIN' WITH THE HOMEBOYS (New Line) (NY) HUDSON HAWK (TriStar) NOIR ET BLANC (Greycat) (NY) ONLY THE LONELY (20th Fox) THELMA AND LOUISE (MGM-Pathe) WILD HEARTS CAN'T BE BROKEN (Buena Vista) May 31 ------ AMBITION (Miramax) EVERYBODY'S FINE (Miramax) (NY, LA) LOVE WITHOUT PITY (Orion Classics) SOAPDISH (Paramount) June 7 ------ CITY SLICKERS (Columbia) DELUSION (IRS) DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD (Warner) JUNGLE FEVER (Universal) June 14 ------- ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES (Warner Bros.) June 19 ------- EVERY OTHER WEEKEND (MK2) June 21 ------- DYING YOUNG (20th Fox) MY FATHER'S GLORY (Orion Classics) (NY) A PAPER WEDDING (Capitol) THE ROCKETEER (Buena Vista) 70mm TALKIN' DIRTY AFTER DARK (New Line) June 28 ------- EUROPA, EUROPA (Orion Classics) FIRES WITHIN (MGM) NAKED GUN 2 1/2: THE SMELL OF FEAR (Paramount) THE REFLECTING SKIN (Miramax) July 3 ------ THE MIRACLE (Miramax) (NY) PROBLEM CHILD II (Universal) TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (TriStar) 70mm, CDS July 10 ------- REGARDING HENRY (Paramount) July 12 ------- 101 DALMATIANS (Buena Vista) BOYZ 'N THE HOOD (Columbia) POINT BREAK (20th Fox) 70mm TRUST (New Line/Fine Line) July 13 ------- BLOOD & CONCRETE (IRS) July 19 ------- BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY (Orion) DUTCH (20th Fox) MOBSTERS (Universal) MY MOTHER'S CASTLE (Orion Classics) (NY, LA) July 24 ------- THE DOCTOR (Disney) (limited) July 26 ------- ANOTHER YOU (TriStar) THE DARK BACKWARD (Greycat) LIFE STINKS (MGM-Pathe) TRUST (New Line) V.I. WARSHAWSKI (Buena Vista) July 31 ------- HOT SHOTS: AN IMPORTANT MOVIE! (20th Fox) August 2 -------- DOC HOLLYWOOD (Warner) THE DOCTOR (Buena Vista) RETURN TO THE BLUE LAGOON (Columbia) ROVER DANGERFIELD (Warner Bros.) (limited) VOYEUR (Prestige) August 9 -------- BODY PARTS (Paramount) CROSSING THE LINE (Miramax) (NY) DELIRIOUS (MGM-Pathe) DOUBLE IMPACT (Columbia) PARIS IS BURNING (Prestige) PASTIME (Miramax) (NY) PURE LUCK (Universal) August 14 --------- THE COMMITMENTS (20th Fox) (NY, LA) August 16 --------- BINGO! (TriStar) MYSTERY DATE (Orion) August 21 --------- BARTON FINK (20th Fox) (limited) August 23 --------- DEAD AGAIN (Paramount) DEFENSELESS (New Line/Seven Arts) HARLEY DAVIDSON AND THE MARLBORO MAN (MGM-Pathe) NAKED TANGO (New Line) (NY) ROVER DANGERFIELD (Warner Bros.) (regional) THE STORY OF BOYS AND GIRLS (Aries) TRUE IDENTITY (Buena Vista) URANUS (Prestige) (NY) August 30 --------- CHILD'S PLAY 3 (Universal) THE POPE MUST DIET (Miramax) September 6 ----------- COMPANY BUSINESS (MGM-Pathe) (regional) SEX, DRUGS, ROCK AND ROLL (Avenue) (Seattle, SF) September 13 ------------ DOGFIGHT (Warner) (NY, Toronto) FREDDY'S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE (New Line) LIEBESTRAUM (MGM-Pathe) (limited) SEX, DRUGS, ROCK AND ROLL (Avenue) (NY, LA, Minneapolis) September 18 ------------ PARADISE (Buena Vista) (NY) UNDERTOW (Capstone) (NY) September 20 ------------ THE FISHER KING (TriStar) (limited) INDIAN RUNNER (MGM-Pathe) (limited) LATE FOR DINNER (Columbia) LIVIN' LARGE! (Samuel Goldwyn) MCBAIN (SGE) (NY,LA) PARADISE (Buena Vista) (LA) RAMBLING ROSE (New Line/Seven Arts) September 27 ------------ 1000 PIECES OF GOLD (Greycat) (NY) BLACK LIZARD (Cinevista) (NY) BLADE RUNNER (Warner) (LA) DOGFIGHT (Warner) (LA) THE FISHER KING (TriStar) (wide) HANGIN' WITH THE HOMEBOYS (New Line) (wide) NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (Paramount) THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE (Orion Classics) (NY) TIME BOMB (MGM-Pathe) (Kansas City, St. Louis) September 29 ------------ MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (New Line/Fine Line) (NY) October 4 --------- 21 (Triton) (limited) LA BELLE NOISEUSE (MK2) (NY) THE MAN IN THE MOON (MGM-Pathe) (limited) PARADISE (Buena Vista) (wide) THE RAPTURE (New Line/Fine Line) (NY, LA) RICOCHET (Warner) SHOUT (Universal) STEPPING OUT (Paramount) (limited) SUBURBAN COMMANDO (New Line) THE SUPER (20th Fox) WHORE (Trimark) (NY, LA) October 9 --------- HOMICIDE (Triumph) (NY, LA) LITTLE MAN TATE (Orion) (NY, LA, Toronto) October 11 ---------- THE BOY WHO CRIED BITCH (Pilgrims 3) (NY) CITY OF HOPE (Samuel Goldwyn) (NY, LA) ERNEST SCARED STUPID (Disney) FRANKIE AND JOHNNY (Paramount) HOMICIDE (Triumph) (wide) MINDWALK (Triton) (Seattle) THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE (Orion Class.) (LA,SF) SHATTERED (MGM-Pathe) THE TAKING OF BEVERLY HILLS (Columbia) October 18 ---------- THE DARK BACKWARD (Greycat) (wider) LITTLE MAN TATE (Orion) (wide) MINDWALK (Triton) (San Francisco) MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (New Line/Fine Line) (wide) OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY (Warner) RESIDENT ALIEN (Greycat) (NY) WHORE (Trimark) (wide) October 23 ---------- HOUSE PARTY 2 (New Line) October 25 ---------- ANTONIA AND JANE (Miramax) (NY) THE BUTCHER'S WIFE (Paramount) CURLY SUE (Warner) GEORGE'S ISLAND (New Line) (LA) PAUL MCCARTNEY'S GET BACK (New Line) (NY, LA) HIGHWAY TO HELL (Hemdale) THE HITMAN (Cannon) LIFE IS SWEET (October Films) THE MAN IN THE MOON (MGM-Pathe) (wide) MCBAIN (SGE) (wide) MINDWALK (Triton) (LA) TWO EVIL EYES (Taurus) Other October Releases ---------------------- PELTIER (New Line/Seven Arts) November 1 ---------- 29TH STREET (20th Fox) (NY, LA) BLACK ROBE (Samuel Goldwyn) (NY, LA) HIGHLANDER II: THE QUICKENING (Interstar) LOVE CRIMES (Miramax) THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (Universal) STEPKIDS (New Line) YEAR OF THE GUN (Triumph) November 8 ---------- ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS (Paramount) ALONE TOGETHER (MGM-Pathe) K-2 (Miramax) PROSPERO'S BOOKS (Miramax) STRICTLY BUSINESS (Warner) November 13 ----------- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Disney) 70mm (NY) CAPE FEAR (Universal) CDS (limited) November 15 ----------- BEASTMASTER 2 (New Line) (wider) BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Disney) 70mm (LA) CAPE FEAR (Universal) CDS (wide) MEETING VENUS (Warner) (NY, LA, Toronto) November 20 ----------- FOR THE BOYS (20th Fox) 70mm, CDS (NY, LA) YOUNG SOUL REBELS (Miramax) November 22 ----------- THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Paramount) AN AMERICAN TAIL: FIEVEL GOES WEST (Universal) BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Disney) 70mm (wide) THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE (Miramax) TALKIN' DIRTY AFTER DARK (New Line) (LA) November 27 ----------- ACES: IRON EAGLE III (New Line) FOR THE BOYS (20th Fox) 70mm, CDS (wide) MY GIRL (Columbia) (wide) Other November Releases ----------------------- THE HUMAN SHIELD (Cannon) LET HIM HAVE IT (New Line) MINDWALK (Triton) (wide) SERIOUS MONEY (New Line/Cinetel) Other Fall Releases ------------------- BRENDA STARR (Triumph) COLLISION COURSE (Hemdale) COMPLEX WORLD (Hemdale) STAGES (Greycat) (LA) TERMINAL BLISS (Cannon) December 6 ---------- AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD (Universal) (NY, LA, SF, Chicago, Toronto) THE LAST BOY SCOUT (Warner) 70mm STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY (Paramount) 70mm December 7 ---------- DECEMBER (IRS) December 11 ----------- HOOK (TriStar) 70mm CDS December 19 ----------- CITY OF JOY (TriStar) (limited) December 20 ----------- BUGSY (TriStar) CDS FATHER OF THE BRIDE (Disney) JFK (Warner) 70mm CDS THE PRINCE OF TIDES (Columbia) (wide) RHAPSODY IN AUGUST (Orion Classics) (limited) December 25 ----------- GRAND CANYON (20th Fox) HIGH HEELS (Miramax) THE INNER CIRCLE (Columbia) MADAME BOVARY (Samuel Goldwyn) THE PROFESSIONAL: GOLGO 13 (Streamline) RUSH (MGM-Pathe) UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD 70mm (Warner) (NY, LA, Toronto) Other December Releases ----------------------- FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE (Universal) (limited) HEAR MY SONG (Miramax) HEARTS OF DARKNESS: A FILMMAKER'S APOCALYPSE (Triton) KAFKA (Miramax) (NY, LA) THE MAMBO KINGS (Warner) (limited) MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART (Miramax) SECRET SOCIETY (Symphony) January 17, 1992 ---------------- A GNOME NAMED GNORM (New Line/7 Arts) (six city test) NAKED LUNCH (20th Fox) January 31, 1992 ---------------- SHINING THROUGH (20th Fox) 70mm, CDS Other January, 1992 Releases ---------------------------- ALAN AND NAOMI (Triton) ARTICLE 99 (Orion) AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD (Universal) (wide) BACK IN THE USSR (20th Fox) THE DARK WIND (New Line) FREEJACK (Warner) 70mm FRIED GREEN TOMATOES AT THE WHISTLE STOP CAFE (Universal) (wide) INTO THE SUN (Trimark) LOVE FIELD (Orion) THE LUNATIC (Triton) SPOTSWOOD (Miramax) February 7, 1992 ---------------- HAIR DRESSER'S HUSBAND (Triton) THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE (Disney) UNDER SUSPICION (Columbia) February 14, 1992 ----------------- LOVE POTION #9 (20th Fox) RADIO FLYER (Columbia) 70mm February 21, 1992 ----------------- TOTO THE HERO (Triton) Other February 1992 Releases ---------------------------- BASIC INSTINCT (TriStar) BEETHOVEN (Universal) THE DARK HALF (Orion) JUICE (Paramount) MISSISSIPPI MASALA (Samuel Goldwyn) ONCE UPON A CRIME (MGM-Pathe) SHADOWS AND FOG (Orion) THIS IS MY LIFE (20th Fox) March 6, 1992 ------------- BLAME IT ON THE BELLBOY (Disney) GLADIATORS (Columbia) March 27, 1992 -------------- YEAR OF THE COMET (Columbia) Other March 1992 Releases ------------------------- THE FAVOR (Orion) FERNGULLY, THE LAST RAINFOREST (20th Fox) HOWARD'S END (Orion Classics) MARRIED TO IT (Orion) MY COUSIN VINNY (20th Fox) PRELUDE TO A KISS (20th Fox) RAPID FIRE (20th Fox) April 3, 1992 ------------- CLOSE TO EDEN (Disney) STRAIGHT TALK (Disney) April 10, 1992 -------------- PASSED AWAY (Disney) STEPHEN KING'S SLEEPWALKERS (Columbia) Other April 1992 Releases ------------------------- BLUE SKY (Orion) ROCK-A-DOODLE (Samuel Goldwyn) May 15, 1992 ------------ SINGLE WHITE FEMALE (Columbia) May 22, 1992 ------------- ALIEN3 (20th Fox) 70mm, CDS UNTITLED TAYLOR HACKFORD FILM (Disney) Other May 1992 Releases ----------------------- CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU? (Orion) THE PLAYBOYS (Samuel Goldwyn) Other Spring 1992 Releases -------------------------- A CLASS ACT (Warner) KILLER TOMATOES EAT FRANCE (Four Square) THE PLAYER (Avenue) June 19, 1992 ------------- A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (Columbia) Other June 1992 Releases ------------------------ BATMAN RETURNS (Warner) 70mm BOOMERANG (Paramount) HONEY, I BLEW UP THE BABY (Disney) PATRIOT GAMES (Paramount) 70mm ROBOCOP 3 (Orion) July 4, 1992 ------------ ENCINO MAN (Disney) July 10, 1992 ------------- MO' MONEY (Columbia) July 31, 1992 ------------- BORN YESTERDAY (Disney) HONEYMOON IN VEGAS (Columbia) Other July, 1992 Releases ------------------------- CLIFFORD (Orion) August 14, 1992 --------------- BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (Columbia) Other Summer 1992 Releases -------------------------- BEBE'S KIDS (Paramount) THE ENDANGERED (20th Fox) FAR AND AWAY (Universal) 70mm CDS GONE FISHIN' (Disney) THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (20th Fox) LETHAL WEAPON 3 (Warner) 70mm NEW JACK CITY 2 (Warner) SISTER ACT (Disney) WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP (20th Fox) September 11, 1992 ------------------ THE PICKLE (Columbia) Other September, 1992 Releases ------------------------------ CHINA MOON (Orion) October 9, 1992 --------------- MR. SATURDAY NIGHT (Columbia) Other October 1992 Releases --------------------------- COLUMBUS (Paramount) 70mm THERE GOES MY BABY (Orion) November 20, 1992 ----------------- HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK (20th Fox) Other November 1992 Releases ----------------------------- ALADDIN (Disney) 70mm NIGHT AND THE CITY (20th Fox) Other Fall 1992 Releases ------------------------ THE CROWDED ROOM (20th Fox) THE GOOD SON (20th Fox) HEXED (Columbia) STEEPLECHASE (Disney) SWING KIDS (Disney) UNTITLED WOODY ALLEN (TriStar) USED PEOPLE (20th Fox) Other December 1992 Releases ----------------------------- DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN (Disney) A FEW GOOD MEN (Columbia) HERO (Columbia) HOFFA (20th Fox) REMAINS OF THE DAY (Columbia) (limited) TOYS (20th Fox) Other 1992 Releases ------------------- AFRAID OF THE DARK (New Line) ALADDIN (Disney) 70mm ALIVE (Disney/Paramount) AMERICAN HEART (Avenue) AMERICAN ME (Universal) ARMY OF DARKNESS (Universal) THE ARROWTOOTH WALTZ (Warner) THE BABE (Universal) THE BABOON HEART (MGM-Pathe) BLADE RUNNER (Warner) BLUE MAAGA (Disney) BLUE MOVIE BLUE (Triumph) THE BODYGUARD (Warner) A BRONX TALE (Universal) THE BUBBLE MAN (Trimark) BUDDY COPS (TriStar) CHARLIE (TriStar) CHARLIE CHAN (Universal) CLIFFHANGER (TriStar) COLUMBUS (Paramount) COOL WORLD (Paramount) COP AND A HALF (Universal) CREATURE (Universal) THE CUTTING EDGE (MGM-Pathe) THE DAY BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Universal) DEATH BECOMES HER (Universal) DEEP COVER (New Line) DIGGSTOWN RINGERS (MGM-Pathe) ECOTOPIA (Miramax) ERASERHEAD (Miramax) EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES (TriStar) EYES OF AN ANGEL (Triumph) FATHER'S DAY (Universal) FERNGULLY (20th Fox) FRIDA: THE BRUSH OF ANGUISH (New Line) THE GATE II (Triumph) GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (New Line) HIT MAN (Triumph) HOUSESITTER (Universal) HURRICANE SMITH (Warner) INDECENT PROPOSAL (Paramount) THE INNOCENT (Paramount) INNOCENT BLOOD (Warner) JACK THE BEAR (20th Fox) JENNIFER EIGHT (Paramount) JOHNNY SUEDE (Miramax) LEATHER JACKETS (Triumph) LEAVING NORMAL (Universal) THE LEPRECHAUN (Trimark) LIGHT SLEEPER (New Line) LONDON KILLS ME (New Line) MACHINE GUN KELLY (Columbia) MAD DOG AND GLORY (Universal) MALCOLM X (Warner) MEDICINE MAN (Disney) 70mm ME, MYSELF AND I (IRS) MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN (Warner) MIDNIGHT HEAT (New Line) MISSING PIECES (Orion) MR. BASEBALL (Universal) MR. WONDERFUL (Samuel Goldwyn) MY NEW GUN (TriStar) NEWSIES (Disney) 70mm NOISES OFF (Disney) OFF AND RUNNING (Orion) OF MICE AND MEN (MGM-Pathe) PASSENGER 57 (Warner) PASSED AWAY (Disney) THE PLAYBOYS (Samuel Goldwyn) RAGE AND HONOR (IRS) RESERVOIR DOGS (New Line) RICH IN LOVE (MGM-Pathe) RISING SUN (20th Fox) A RIVER RUNS THROUGHT IT (New Line) ROADSIDE PROPHETS (New Line) ROCK-A-DOODLE (Samuel Goldwyn) SCENT OF A WOMAN (Universal) SCHOOL TIES (Paramount) SNEAKERS (Universal) STAY TUNED (Warner) STOP OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT (Universal) STORYVILLE (20th Fox) STRAIGHT TALK (Disney) STREETRACER (Universal) THAT NIGHT (Warner) THE VAGRANT (MGM-Pathe) THUNDERHEART (TriStar) TOM AND JERRY - THE MOVIE (New Line) UNFORGIVEN (Warner) UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (TriStar) UNLAWFUL ENTRY (20th Fox) VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (Universal) WATERLAND (New Line) WAYNE'S WORLD (Paramount) WELCOME TO BUZZSAW (Universal) WHITE SANDS (Warner) THE WIDE SARGASSO SEA (New Line) WILDER NAPALM (TriStar) THE WIND (Miramax) WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Paramount) ZORRO (TriStar) January, 1993 Releases ---------------------- PROBABLE CAUSE (Orion) Summer, 1993 Releases --------------------- BEVERLY HILLS COP III (Paramount) JURASSIC PARK (Universal) 70mm PRINCESS OF MARS (Disney) 70mm Christmas, 1993 Releases ------------------------ THE FLINTSTONES (Universal) 70mm INTO THE WOODS (Columbia) WHO DISCOVERED ROGER RABBIT? (Disney) 70mm Other 1993 Releases ------------------- DEAD WOOD (MGM-Pathe) DENNIS THE MENACE (Warner) HARD PROMISES (Columbia) HOOVER (Warner) MIDKNIGHT (Columbia) M. BUTTERFLY (Warner) SPEED RACER (Warner Brothers)

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