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January 31, 1991|DOUG LIST

"Moonlighting" (1982), directed by Jerzy Skolimowski. 97 minutes. Rated PG. An unforgettable story of four Polish construction workers sent to London to renovate the foreign getaway of their wealthy boss. It's comical, touching, newsy and political--a heartfelt tale of workingmen's values and Western consumerism. "The Pajama Game" (1957), directed by Stanley Donen and George Abbott. 101 minutes. No rating. The plot is frivolous and obvious, the acting hammy, and much of the dialogue outright dumb, but who cares? This musical, starring Doris Day and John Raitt, is buoyed by Richard Adler/Jerry Ross songs and Bob Fosse choreography. And it's good clean American fun.

"Heart Beat" (1980), directed by John Byrum. 109 minutes. Rated R. This character study of Beat Generation legends Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady and the woman they both loved is an enjoyable piece of nostalgia, a kind of '50s version of "Easy Rider." It stars Nick Nolte, John Heard and Sissy Spacek.

"Cutter's Way" (1981), directed by Ivan Passer. 109 minutes. Rated R. The story of a crippled veteran, his best friend and their efforts to solve a murder. It's one of the best introspective character studies in years, a welcome island of reality in Hollywood's sea of fantasy.

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