August 9, 1992 |
Encouraged by test screenings that exceeded their expectations, Columbia Pictures has moved the release date for "A Few Good Men" up a week--from Dec. 18 to Dec. 11--to attract more pre-Christmas moviegoers to the $40-million production and open it clear of other major competition.
October 12, 1992 |
So here's the update on the standoff between the two Jack Nicholson movies that were going to open on the same day: Columbia Pictures will hold on to the Dec. 11 opening for the Tom Cruise military drama "A Few Good Men," which features Nicholson, while 20th Century Fox will push the opening of its "Hoffa," with Nicholson starring as the presumed-dead Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, to Christmas Day.
October 7, 1992 |
Competition? What competition? "We're not competing at all with 'A Few Good Men,' " says 20th Century Fox executive vice president Tom Sherak of "Hoffa," one of the studio's big Christmas pictures. "We're not competing with 'Hoffa,' that's just not the case," says Columbia Pictures chairman Mark Canton of his studio's "A Few Good Men."
December 21, 1992 |
With a pair of ace performances under his belt, Jack Nicholson is generally presumed to have an edge in this year's Oscar race. But the odds are tighter than they seem. The Nicholson rumble began last summer, when word of his slam-dunk performance as a U.S. Marine colonel in Columbia Pictures' "A Few Good Men" began to circulate. Now, on the eve of his turn as the bulldoggish labor leader Jimmy Hoffa in Fox's "Hoffa" (opening Friday), handicappers are looking more closely at his chances.
November 1, 1992 |
Hollywood riddle: Which upcoming Christmas movie was the most expensive to make but the cheapest to produce? Answer: The one starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore. Before cameras even rolled on "A Few Good Men," the $41-million military courtroom drama due out from Columbia Pictures on Dec. 11, independent producer Castle Rock Entertainment shelled out a reported $12.
June 7, 1993 |
MOVIES A Few Good Winners: The MTV generation gave the military drama "A Few Good Men" best movie honors at the 1993 MTV Movie Awards hosted by Eddie Murphy on Saturday night at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. Best male performance went to Denzel Washington for "Malcolm X," and Sharon Stone took best female performance for "Basic Instinct."