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January 28, 1988|DAVID CROOK | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

The Champaign, Ill.-based National Coalition on Television Violence, which for several years has directed its lobbying efforts mainly at the TV networks, says it will shift its emphasis to devote more time to attacking violence and substance abuse in Hollywood film productions. "While we have seen viewers of prime-time TV starting to turn away from violence, we have seen little improvement in the intense violence of Hollywood films or in their attendance at the theater," said Thomas Radecki, a psychiatrist who is research director for the group. Last year's single most violent film was Arnold Schwarzenegger's "The Running Man," which averaged 146 acts of violence per hour, the group contended.

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