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That Thing You View

Michael Jordan airs it out, Mel battles kidnappers, Barbra does comedy, Arnold meets Santa, and Jane Campion paints another portrait--all in that thing called the Sneaks list.

September 29, 1996|Richard Cromelin

WEDNESDAY

Street Corner Justice. Former detective Marc Singer battles L.A. gangs, vigilante style. One problem: Crooked cop Steve Railsback stands in his way. (Sunset Films International)

FRIDAY

Bird of Prey. Jennifer Tilly, Richard Chamberlain, Lesley Anne Warren and David Carradine head the cast in the story of a man's quest to avenge his father's murder. (Northern Arts)

Bound. A female ex-con and the mistress of a mobster plot to swindle the Mafia out of $2 million. Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon star for first-time directors Larry and Andy Wachowski. (Gramercy)

FOR THE RECORD
Los Angeles Times Sunday October 6, 1996 Home Edition Calendar Page 95 Calendar Desk 1 inches; 31 words Type of Material: Correction
Sneaks updates--Gregory Poirier is the sole writer of the coming John Singleton-directed film "Rosewood." Last week's Sneaks listed an incorrect writing credit. Also, "Larger Than Life" will open Nov. 1, not Nov. 22.

D3: The Mighty Ducks. Emilio Estevez leads his slap-shooting charges into the embrace of the prestigious Eden Academy, where they ultimately unite with their schoolmates against a common foe. (Walt Disney)

The Glimmer Man. Serial killer specialist Steven Seagal's attempt to track down an elusive murderer hits a snag when his ex-wife becomes a victim, enmeshing him and partner Keenen Ivory Wayans in a web of intrigue. (Warner Bros.)

Infinity. Matthew Broderick directs and stars in the true story of renowned physicist Richard P. Feynman, who faces conflicts of loyalty, morality and the heart as he falls in love while America enters World War II. (First Look)

Secrets & Lies. Writer-director Mike Leigh's Palme d'Or winner at Cannes details the reunion of a white woman (Brenda Blythen) and the half-black daughter (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) she gave up for adoption 27 years earlier. (October Films)

That Thing You Do! Tom Hanks wrote and co-stars in his directorial debut, about the heady times of a rock band that hits the top of the charts in 1964. (Fox)

OCT. 9

The Proprietor. Ismail Merchant directs Jeanne Moreau as an expatriate French novelist whose life is at a crossroads between cultures and eras. (Warner Bros.)

Small Wonders. This 1995 film, an Oscar nominee for best documentary feature, depicts a single mother's determination to teach violin to children in New York's East Harlem. (Miramax)

OCT. 11

The Chamber. William Goldman adapted John Grisham's novel about a young lawyer (Chris O'Donnell) racing against time to save his grandfather (Gene Hackman) from the gas chamber. (Universal)

The Ghost and the Darkness. Wild-game hunter Michael Douglas teams with engineer Val Kilmer to find and kill two lions that have claimed more than 130 lives in 1896 Africa. (Paramount)

The Grass Harp. Stirling Silliphant and Kirk Ellis adapted Truman Capote's novel about a young boy learning about life from such colorful characters as sisters Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie. Charles Matthau directs dad Walter, Jack Lemmon, Nell Carter and others. (Fine Line)

L5 First City in Space. Computer-generated imagery and footage from space expeditions combine to depict life in the first working city in outer space. (Imax)

The Long Kiss Goodnight. Schoolteacher Geena Davis has amnesia, and when her past finally comes clear, it's secret agents and deadly plots. Renny Harlin directs from a script by Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"); Samuel L. Jackson co-stars. (New Line)

Michael Collins. Liam Neeson stars as the Irish revolutionary leader and Julia Roberts plays his fiancee in writer-director Neil Jordan's study of conflict and loyalty. (Warner Bros.)

Microcosmos. An erotic interlude between two snails is just one of the facts of life on display in this up-close-and-personal look into the lives of bugs and other small creatures. (Miramax)

Not Bad for a Girl. This rockumentary on female bands focuses on L7, Hole, Lunachicks and Babes in Toyland. (Horizon Unlimited)

OCT. 16

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. The restored 1958 classic, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, in Super VistaVision 70 and DTS digital stereo. (Universal)

Get on the Bus. Spike Lee directs this account of 18 men who share a ride to the Million Man March. (Columbia)

OCT. 18

Bitter Sugar. Cuban-born director Leon Ichaso poses the question: Can love overcome the political conflicts between an idealistic student and a realistic dancer in Havana? (First Look)

The Great American West. The Lewis and Clark expedition and the California Gold Rush are among the subjects covered in this Imax entry. (Imax)

Jude. Christopher Eccleston is Jude Fawley in this interpretation of "Jude the Obscure," Thomas Hardy's classic novel about obsession and doom. (Gramercy)

Sleepers. Writer-producer-director Barry Levinson traces the lives of some pals from Hell's Kitchen through reform school and its aftermath. Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Patric and Kevin Bacon star. (Warner Bros.)

Survival Island. David Attenborough wrote and narrates this Imax-size study of life and death during the Antarctic summer on isolated Georgia Island. (Imax)

Swingers. Hollywood's cocktail nation and retro swing-dance movement form the backdrop for this story of five young men confronting the riddles of life and romance. (Miramax)

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