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SUMMER SNEAKS : What's 'Sneaks' Without the Full List? : Dinosaurs, action heroes and people hanging from cliffs--no, those aren't the only characters rampaging across the landscape this summer. Sit back, relax and check out the next four pages to see what else Hollywood is throwing your way. If you don't see one single solitary movie you like--hey, spend the summer at the beach. (But beware of that thinning ozone layer.)

May 16, 1993|SUE MARTIN

Following are capsule summaries of upcoming summer movies, listed by opening dates, according to the latest available information. Unscheduled movies are listed at the end of each month.

MAY 21

Hot Shots! Part Deux. Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges and Valeria Golino are back, as Commander in Chief Bridges enlists Sheen and his commandos for another spoof-filled mission. Director-writer Jim Abrahams and writer Pat Proft also return. (20th Century Fox)

Sliver. Take two parts "Basic Instinct" (Sharon Stone and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas), one part Ira Levin (who wrote the bestseller), and you get the story of deadly goings-on in a New York high-rise. William Baldwin and Tom Berenger co-star for director Phillip Noyce. (Paramount Pictures)

MAY 26

Menace II Society. Straight-outta-MTV twins Allen and Albert Hughes, all of 21 years of age, make the leap from videos to their first feature with the tale of a fatherless boy who grapples life in the inner city. Tyrin Turner and Vonte Sweet star; Charles Dutton, Samuel L. Jackson and Bill Duke turn in cameos. (New Line Cinema)

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday May 23, 1993 Home Edition Calendar Page 83 Calendar Desk 2 inches; 58 words Type of Material: Correction
Two incorrect dates appeared in last Sunday's "Summer Sneaks" movie list: "Free Willy" moves from July 9 to July 14, and "Dennis the Menace" opens June 25, not June 18. In addition, Walt Disney Co.'s "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" will be re-released on July 2. And contrary to the description of "Once Upon a Forest," opening June 18, Glenn Close and Andrae Crouch are not voices in the film; Charles Grosvenor directs.

MAY 28

Cliffhanger. From "Rocky" to the Rockies: Sylvester Stallone stars as an expert mountaineer who puts his skills to the test after an airplane crash-lands and a gang led by John Lithgow takes the survivors hostage. Renny Harlin directs; Janine Turner ("Northern Exposure") co-stars. (TriStar Pictures)

Happily Ever After. This animated sequel to "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"--apparently Disney doesn't mind--finds the 16-year-old heroine about to marry her Prince when danger threatens. With the voices of Tracey Ullman, Malcolm MacDowell and Zsa Zsa Gabor. (Filmation)

Made in America. Richard Benjamin directs Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson in a comedy of a teen-age girl who learns that her thought-to-be dead father is a local TV car salesman. (Warner Bros.)

Super Mario Bros. Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo play those popular Nintendo game boys, who make the leap to the big screen. Also starring Fisher Stevens, with Dennis Hopper as the chief bad guy. Directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel. (Hollywood Pictures)

JUNE 4

Bum Rap. As in true bummer: A New York cabbie and wanna-be actor suddenly finds out he has three days to live. Starring Craig Wasson, Blanche Baker and Al Lewis. Directed by Daniel Irom. (Millennium Pictures)

Guilty as Sin. Don Johnson stands accused of shoving his rich wife out a window, and Rebecca De Mornay plays the attorney who--at first--believes he couldn't have done such a nasty thing. Directed by Sidney Lumet. (Hollywood Pictures)

Life With Mikey. Former child star Michael J. Fox runs a foundering talent agency for kiddie performers, when salvation arrives in the form of Christina Vidal, as a precocious little con artist who may bail him out. Nathan Lane and Cyndi Lauper co-star for director James Lapine. (Touchstone Pictures)

JUNE 9

What's Love Got to Do With It. Angela Bassett portrays Annie Mae Bullock, who escaped an impoverished childhood in Tennessee to become a singer, marry Ike Turner (Laurence Fishburne) and, as Tina Turner, find fame, heartbreak--and a big comeback. Directed by Brian Gibson. (Touchstone)

JUNE 11

Fires of Kuwait. The IMAX team looks at the international firefighting corps working to cap the oil fires in Kuwait torched by the Iraqi army during the Gulf War.

Joey Breaker. A new agent with hot deals in the offing works at an influential New York talent agency. But real life intrudes when Joey agrees to care for a man dying of AIDS. Staring Richard Edson. Steven Starr writes and directs. (Skouras Pictures)

Jurassic Park. Director Steven Spielberg tackles Michael Crichton's bestseller about genetically re-created dinosaurs that are bred for the ultimate theme park--and then get out of hand. Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough head the cast. (Universal Pictures)

JUNE 16

Equinox. Matthew Modine plays identical twins, one a car mechanic, the other a guy with underworld connections. A struggling writer stumbles on the origins of their birth. With Lara Flynn Boyle. Directed by Alan Rudolph. (I.R.S.)

Romper Stomper. This Australian film chronicles urban gang warfare among neo-Nazi skinheads and Asian immigrants moving into their turf. Directed by Geoffrey Wright; starring Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollack and Jacqueline McKenzie. (Academy Entertainment)

JUNE 18

Dennis the Menace. Mason Gamble is the towheaded terror and Walter Matthau the put-upon Mr. Wilson in this adaptation of Hank Ketcham's comic strip, written and produced by John Hughes. Christopher Lloyd, Joan Plowright and Lea Thompson also star for director Nick Castle. (Warner Bros.)

House of Cards. Michael Lessac directs this drama about a mother's struggle to understand her daughter's withdrawal from the real world. Starring Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Park Overall and Esther Rolle. (Miramax Films)

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