0 This section aims to provide a review oi every iilm to be seen in central Scotland overthe nextiortnight. For programme times see individual cinema listings.

(U)— Universal, suitable ior all ages. (PG) Parental Guidance suggested as some scenes may be unsuitable ior youngerchildren.

(15) No one under the age oi 15 admitted.

(18) No one underthe age oi 18 admitted.

n—New Release.

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untiumpenetl .ilter .l numl‘ei ut eneuunteis with hustile liitii.i'is. Shut tilt the uetunl lueutiuns. this tlrumti ul'une man’s lull} makes ;i wuith} pietieeessui tu the thieetui :intl tietui”s e\ en mute \ i\ lti expluiutiun ul similtii themes in the intignilieent litmurrti/n’t i. Iitlinhuieh: ll "[58 o Alchemists oithe Surreal. Programme One ( l’t il [he ltist piugi timme in this \L‘;t\l)ll pluees the Liillis LlIlLi i‘ltititilllL‘ i;lill;l\le‘\ ul (Veeh .Ittll S\'.iiii\'m;iiei Llllti s\meiie;iii tiuu 'l'he liiutheis ()u;i\ it) ;i histuiieul euntext. tieeuiiipuniine their wuik with hints in tieuiees .\lehes. the grunthuthei ul intreietil eittetim. .tntl tineuil}tiniiittitetishut‘t1wpeix eise l’ule \Vttleiitin Hunmexi k (iitisguw 1(ii“i

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‘Crocodile‘ Dundee(15) (Peter Faiman. Australia. 1986) Paul Hogen. Linda Kozlowski, Mark Blum. David Gulpilil. 98 mins. When independent iemalecareerjournalistSuehearsthe amazing survival story oia crocodile hunterinthe Northern Territories oi Australia sheresolvedtotrackhim down, and so encountersthe legendary iigure oiMichaeIJ. ‘Crocodile‘ Dundee. Raised in the outback by Aborigines. Dundee isthe ultimate bush-wise, wise-cracking. all-Australian hero. possessed oi a semi-mysticaiiinitywithanimals. awe-inspiring powers oi survival. and a couthie commonsense. Aitertrekkingwith MrDundee through panoramic shots oithe Australian wilderness ior a rather overlong iorty minutes. Sue suggests lhathe return with herto New York. thus seitingthe sceneiorthe majorpart oitheiilm. Landedinthe alien environment oithe Big Apple. Mick soon comesiacetoiace with allthe usual cliches oi city liie. In quick succession he is conironted with a bidet. a potential mugger. a transvestite. a society party. a pimp, and an Italian menu. to name but six.

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Each is dealt with in turn with typically Hoganesgue. good humoured machismo. the down to earth Dundee proving more than a match ior even the slickest oi city dwellers.

Such plot as does exist is basically a wrap-around iorthese comic scenes. which run together into what ultimately resembles nothing more than a ieature length lager commercial. in which Paul

Hogan gets all the best lines. and a iair percentage oithe worst.

lnthe States ‘Crocodile‘ Dundee has already grossed over a hundred million dollars. which seems totally excessive iorsuch lightweight. instantly disposable comedy. butihai is presumablytounderestimatethe popularity oi its star. (See Feature) (Richard Reece)

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