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December 26, 1989 | NANCY MILLS
Most actors shy away from gimmick casting. But Jason Connery, son of Sean Connery, decided to fight for a role that will inevitably invite comparisons with his famous dad. In "The Secret Life of Ian Fleming," a TNT cable movie that recently completed production in England, Jason plays the title role. Fleming is the novelist who created James Bond, the character that brought fame to Sean Connery 27 years ago. "Now I can say to the press, 'Compare me!'
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January 21, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Connery Collects: Jason Connery 29, actor-son of Sean Connery, has been awarded libel damages of $63,000 over an article in a British tabloid that branded him a coward. The article last January in the London Sun claimed that the younger Connery said he would "sooner bury himself alive" than fight for his country and was scared of being called up for the Gulf War.
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January 21, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Connery Collects: Jason Connery 29, actor-son of Sean Connery, has been awarded libel damages of $63,000 over an article in a British tabloid that branded him a coward. The article last January in the London Sun claimed that the younger Connery said he would "sooner bury himself alive" than fight for his country and was scared of being called up for the Gulf War.
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January 20, 1990 | NANCY MILLS
Most actors shy away from gimmick casting. But Jason Connery, son of Sean Connery, decided to fight for a role that will inevitably invite comparisons with his famous dad. In "The Secret Life of Ian Fleming," a TNT cable movie that recently completed production in England, Jason plays the title role. Fleming is the novelist who created James Bond, the character that brought fame to Sean Connery 27 years ago. "Now I can say to the press, 'Compare me!'
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August 5, 1990 | P at H. Broeske \f7
While three American film companies have been scrambling with competing Robin Hood features, a British company could put the first arrow in the target. Touchdown Productions Ltd. hopes to start shooting its under-$10-million "Robin of Sherwood" this fall, with Jason Connery--son of Sean--starring. Jason currently stars in the "Robin Hood" series shown on British TV, from Gatetarn Productions, which is partnered with Touchdown.
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March 5, 1990 | RAY LOYND
A dashing knight on a white horse with lance drawn fills the screen as a little boy presses his toy warrior into battle. Flash forward to Eton: Now the grown youth, on another crusade, advances the same knight over the curving mound of a woman's naked hip. What better image to introduce the rich, young adventurer Ian Fleming and the future creator of James Bond? You figure if the opening moments are this playful, the rest of "The Secret Life of Ian Fleming" should be a hoot. And it is.
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November 20, 1994 | Daniel Howard Cerone
So what do you do if you want Michael Caine to star in an original movie for your premium cable channel but he's more interested in making feature films? If you're the executives at Showtime, you give him a feature film--provided that he shoot the follow-up cable TV sequel for Showtime. Caine just completed work on two projects in Russia, reprising the Harry Palmer spy character who made him famous in director Sidney J. Furie's "The Ipcress File" in 1965.
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February 8, 1986 | RODERICK MANN
Not surprisingly, the wife of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico wields considerable clout south of the border. She's courted, coveted and confided in. And everywhere she goes she has a police escort. But things changed a lot when Ambassador John Gavin's actress wife, Constance Towers, was cast in an NBC-TV movie to be made there--"On Wings of Eagles." Like any other actress, she had to return to Los Angeles to apply to the Mexican Consulate here for a work permit.
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April 3, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This weekend's movie fare runs the gamut from spy thriller to Disney animated musical to lush period drama. Michael Caine reprises his role as bespectacled British spy Harry Palmer in the new Movie Channel thriller "Bullet to Beijing," airing Saturday at 9 p.m. Caine originally played Palmer in the 1960 flicks "The Ipcress File," "Funeral in Berlin" and "Billion Dollar Brain." Jason Connery and Mia Sara co-star in this edition, shot in the former Soviet Union.
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May 26, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The hilarious, knockabout "Shanghai Noon," Jackie Chan's best American picture to date, breathes fresh life into the virtually dormant comedy-western. It also marks the relaxed and confident directorial debut of Tom Dey, working from a consistently funny, inventive and perceptive script by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, whose previous major screen credit was "Lethal Weapon 4."
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June 28, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" whets your appetite for more adventures of the bandit of Sherwood Forest, you might check your video store for other movies about this heroic character. The following are available for rent or for sale at $20 or under: "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (MGM/UA, 1938). Until the Costner movie, this one, starring Errol Flynn and Olivia De Havilland, was the most popular Robin Hood film, serving as a model for most of '40s and '50s versions.
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