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THE MOVIE CHART

September 27, 1987| Compiled by David Pecchia

Films going into production: THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (Laura Film/Prominent). Shooting in Rome. Terry Gilliam, "Brazil' ' feisty director, helms this classic German fairy tale of a lying old man (who's the last magician in the world) and his fantastic travels with a 10-year-old girl. Producer Thomas Schuehly. Screenwriters Gilliam and Charles McKeown. Stars John Neville, Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, McKeown, Valentina Cortese and Sean Connery. Distributor Columbia.

THE EXPERTS (Paramount). Shooting in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and Vancouver. John Travolta and Arye Gross are best buddies who become experts on American hipness when they are duped into opening their own nightclub. It's a sham, since the establishment is actually a training ground for Russian spies. Executive producers Jack Grossberg and Jonathan Krane. Producer James Keach. Director Dave Thomas. Screenwriters Nick Theil, Steve Greene and Eric Alter. Also stars Charles Martin Smith and Kelly Preston.

GHOST TOWN (Lexyn). Shooting in Tucson. Action, adventure and fantasy. A modern-day lawman must rescue someone from a Western town that has defied time for a century. Executive producer Charles Band. Producer Tim Tennant. Director Richard Governor. Screenwriters David Schmoeller and Duke Sandefur. Stars Catherine Hickland, Jimmy F. Skaggs and Bruce Glover. Distributor Empire Pictures.

MARRIED TO THE MOB (Mysterious Arts). Shooting in New York and Florida. Michelle Pfeiffer is the wife of a slain mobster who wants out of the Organization. A tough gangster/FBI comedy. Executive producers Joel Simon and Bill Todman Jr. Producers Edward Saxon and Kenneth Utt. Director Jonathan Demme. Screenwriters Barry Strugatz and Mark R. Burns. Also stars Matthew Modine and Dean Stockwell. Distributor Orion.

PASCALI'S ISLAND (Avenue). Shooting on Rhodes. Ben Kingsley stars in a suspense drama based on the Barry Unsworth novel concerning the Ottoman Empire. Producer Eric Fellner. Director/screenwriter James Dearden. Also stars Chales Dance and Helen Mirren. Distributor Avenue Entertainment.

POLICE ACADEMY V: ASSIGNMENT MIAMI (Warners/Maslansky). Shooting in Miami. Some of the familiar cast are back and some are not as the buffoons in blue disrupt a National Police Chiefs Convention this time around. Producer Paul Maslansky. Director Alan Myerson. Screenwriter Stephen Curwick. Stars Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, Matt McCoy and Janet Jones. Summer release.

SMOKE (Columbia/Don Carmody Prod.). Shooting in Toronto and Seattle. A jagged-edged thriller about private eye Burt Reynolds framed for murder and the public defender (Theresa Russell) who represents him. Executive producer Don Carmody. Producer Martin Ransohoff. Director Michael Crichton. Screenwriter Bill Phillips. Distributor Columbia.

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