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and rather uninspiring heroics as the New York cop sent to Osaka to countera counterfeiting ring. The whole perhaps confirms Scott as a master decorator hired to tart up a very obvious formula. Glasgow: GFI‘.
l Blade Runner( 15) ( Ridley Scott. L's. I982) Harrison Ford. Rutger IIauer. Sean Young. I17 mins. A tough coptracks down a group of malfunctioning androids in this gritty hi-tech retread of Raymond Chandler. executed with Scott's customary visual flair. and with strong performances. especially from Ford and llauer. But try following the confusing plot first time around. Iidinburgh University Film Society. Strathclyde: L'CI (Jydebank.
I Blue Heat ( IS) (John McKenzie. US. 1990) Brian Dennehy. Joe l’antoliano. Jeff Fahey. 10o mins. The ever-reliable Dennehy stars as underCover cop Frank Daly. an old-fashioned battler for right against wrong. who leads a team oflaw enforcement agents to the brink of cracking a massive South American drugs ring. However. his progress is halted by a shady partnership of senior police officials and high-powered government men. 'l‘hus it’s left to our Frank to carry on the battle against corruption single-handed. I’assable and well-intentioned liberal actioner combining the usual plot about American involvement in South America with the usual plot about dodgy cops.
I The Blues Brothers ( 15) (John Landis. US. 1980) John Belushi. Dan Aykroyd. Carrie Fisher. 130 mins. Bloated. overlong anarchic (‘hicago comedy with the two stars on a mission from God to salvage the imperilled fortunes of an orphanage. Lots ofguest stars. musical numbers and automotive destruction in a typical product ofover-emphatic contemporary American humour. Edinburgh: ('ameo.
I Blue Steel ( lb’) (Kathryn Bigelow. LS. 1989) Jamie Lee Curtis. Ron Silver.
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Bad Influence (18) (Curtis Hanson, 90, '
US) Rob Lowe, James Spader, Lisa Zane. 102 mins. James Spader is a dedicated young office executive in glasses. In his well-appointed flat he has all the modern gadgets including, very significantly, a video camera and recorder. Depressed about his promotion prospects being stalled by a rival, he stops off one night for a drink and is well on the way to being beaten up by one of those guys women in American bars go out with, until suave mystery man Rob Lowe happens on the scene. Lowe is everything Spader isn’t: slick, confident, well able to look after himself, and with the consummate ability to take the ‘drop dead' look out
of beautiful girls’ eyes. The two quickly I
strike up a friendship, Lowe shows Spader how to have a good time and things seem to be going great. However, Lowe also proves to have a very perverse sense of humour, first secretly switching the video camera on while Spacer beds down with a casual pick up, then a couple of nights later playing the tape at the party hosted by his new pal’s intended in-laws. That would be bad enough, but then when he starts implicating Mr Wimp in assault, robbery and murder, things start to get seriously out of hand.
A very unexpected slice of quality entertainment, Bad Influence wins you over with its sheer cheek in fabricating a storyline which successfully accommodates both the star of last
year’s most famous home movie and the leading player of the same year’s most unexpected box office success. This isn‘t so much sex, lies and videotape as sex, lies, videotape and murder. As such it’s a film of proven box office ingredients and does a much better job on them than the pretentious Apartment Zero with which it shares its story origins. Jokes and suspense are served up in equal measure. Lowe’s
performance shows a likeable mocking of his off-screen exploits and the movie’s visual style is as glossy and shallow as it should be. A very attractive piece of work. (Tom Tunney)
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Na H-Oganaich in Concert
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