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THE MOVIE CHART

May 03, 1987| Compiled by David Pecchia

Films going into production:

ACTION JACKSON (Lorimar). Shooting in L.A. and Detroit. Carl Weathers is a Detroit cop who teams up with a beautiful torch singer to trap the powerful tycoon who framed him for murder. Producer Joel Silver. Director Craig Baxley. Screenplay Robert Reneau. Also stars Vanity and Craig T. Nelson. Distributor Lorimar. Release date undetermined.

FINDINGS (Ambient Light Entertainment). Shooting in Virginia and North Carolina. Thriller concerning a woman who returns home to discover her uncle is her father's murderer. Producers Doug Adams, Joseph Stefano and Herman Grigsby. Director Adams. Screenplay Stefano. Stars Trish Van Devere, Gail O'Grady, Michael Keyes Hall and Joanna Miles. Distributor and release date undetermined.

FRIENDS (Tiger Film/41 Inc). Shooting in Calgary. In a future society, a young is beset by a family who claim to be saving him from loneliness in this existential comedy-drama. Producers Borje Hansson and Yoichi Matsue. Director Jan Nemec. Screenplay Kjell-Aage Andersson. Stars Dennis Christopher, Stellan Skarsgard and Lena Olin. Distributor undetermined.

GLORY DAYS (Sierra Alta Productions). Shooting in Seattle. A young cop goes undercover in a high school to ferret out the killer of his brother. Executive producer Steven-Charles Jaffe. Producers Richard Wexler and Michael Manheim. Director Martha Coolidge. Screenplay Scott Frank. Distributor Paramount. Release date undetermined.

STICKY FINGERS (Spectrafilm). Shooting in New York and Toronto. Comedy about two women who discover a stash of money and proceed to spend it until . . . ! Executive producer Jonathan Olsberg. Producers Catlin Adams, Melanie Mayron and Carl Clifford, Director Adams. Screenplay Adams and Mayron. Stars Mayron, Helen Slater, Carol Kane and Christopher Guest. Distributor Spectrafilm.

TRACK 29 (HandMade Films). Shooting in North Carolina. Gary Oldman plays a strange young man claiming to be the lost son of Teresa Russell in a psychological thriller from director Nicolas Roeg. Producer Rick McCallum. Screenplay Dennis Potter. Also stars Christopher Lloyd. Distributor Island.

TWEENERS (Vista). Shooting in Florida. Romantic comedy between a nightclub singer and an ex-baseball player. Executive producer Josi Konski. Producers Herb Jaffe and Mort Engleberg. Director Neil Leifer. Screenplay Frank DeFord. Stars Raul Julia, Beverly D'Angelo and Jenny Lewis. Distributor New Century/Vista.

WILLOW (Lucasfilm). Shooting in England and New Zealand. Ron Howard directs a fantasy epic involving an alien who visits Earth. Executive producer George Lucas. Producers Nigel Wooll and Robert Watts. Screenplay Bob Dolman. Stars Val Kilmer, Jean Marsh, Joanne Whalley and Billy Barty. Distributor MGM.

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