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ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 1990 | NINA J. EASTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The escalation of movie production prices continued this week when Cinergi Productions, run by former Carolco partner Andrew Vajna, agreed to pay more than $2.5 million for a script called "The Stand"--written by Oscar winner Tom Schulman ("Dead Poets Society")--and several million more for the film's director, producer and star, according to industry sources.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1990 | PAT H. BROESKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Will moviegoers rally to a Cold War thriller in the aftermath of the Big Thaw? The question hovers in the air like nuclear fallout, as Paramount Pictures readies to launch its $35 million-plus screen adaptation of Tom Clancy's best-selling novel, "The Hunt for Red October." Starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, and directed by action meister John McTiernan ("Die Hard"), the film surfaces Friday at 1,225 theaters across the country.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1989 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
Following are capsule reviews of a selection of today's screenings in the American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas: 'Never Say Die' New Zealand. 1988, 104 minutes 7 p.m. This is no more than the usual two lovers-on-the-run car-chase thriller, spiced up with comic paranoia, interracial lovers, a tongue-in-cheek attitude toward violence, progressive jibes against the CIA and American big business, zingy seacoast scenery and a few welcome twists and jolts.
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