Teen Agent (PG) (William Dear, US, 1991) Richard Grieco, Linda Hunt, Roger Rees, Gabrielle Anwar, Floger Daltry. 89 mins. Suffering withdrawal symptoms from no sign of a James Bond movie on the horizon? You could do far worse than this cheap, choppy. much fun can be derived from the sly yet cheerful spy spoof that gives 007 Ian Fleming references, familiar
the (gold) linger. Devised to showcase ! Bond-age cliches given zesty twists Richard Grieco, heart-throb star of TV's and characters sporting the code
21 Jump Street, Teen Agent (the US names Ilsa Grunt, Augustus Steranko, title was It Looks Could Kill) gives the Areola Canasta and Vendetta Galante. swarthy pin-up an accidental licence to ~ Sure it’s silly, pointless and far less kill when he’s mistaken fora top secret than premium Bond material. But it service man while on a college French mimics the girls, glamour and gadget field trip. Kitted out with a fabulous gimmicks pleasantly enough to leave sports car— hi-tech armoury and all Roger Moore buffs reasonably Armani wardrobe in the boot—the man stirred, if not exactly shaken. (Alan with the golden pun is put out on the Jones)
trail of a megalomaniac financier desperate to become the Hitler figure of a unified Europe and already minting currency for his proposed fantasy empire in a chateau base of operations.
Filmed in exotic Montreal, William (Bigfoot and the Hendersons) Dear’s creaky concoction is hopelessly directed and predictable all the way to its foregone ‘involuntary hero gains respect of classmates' conclusion. Yet
From 20 Sept. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon, UCI. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr, Odeon Hamilton, UCI Clydebank, UCI East Kllbrlde.
form. this time in the Deep South during the late 194(ls. When a young black man fails to keep up the payments on a carhe frustrations every evening by tuning into bought from shady businessman I’aris pirate radio DJ Happy Harry I lard-On. Trout. the latter assumes white superiority : But shy incomer Mark Hunter(Slater) and kills his client‘s sister. But this drives soon finds that his nighttime alter-ego is his wife into the arms of a local lawyer. ; getting a bit out of hand. particularly when albeit afteran unbelievablygratuitoussex one of hiinsteners commits suicide and scene that goes well beyond anything Happy Harry is blamed. An anarchic teen Frank even imagined in Blue Velvet. angst movie with a soundtrack —The Interesting. but by no means stunning. i Pixies. Liquid Jesus. Bad Brains— that Edinburgh: Cameo. . would put hairs on the chest of a bottleof I Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid ( 18) (Sam meths. Glasgow: ()deon. Edinburgh: Peckinpah. CS. 1973) James Coburn. Kris : UCI. Strathclvde: La Scala. UCI Kristofferson. Bob Dylan. IIKimins. i Clvdebank. '
Bloody version of the Western legend. I buai Des Brumes (PG) (Marcel Carne. with Peckinpah and screenwriter Rudy France. 1938) Jean Gabin. Michele Wurlitzer reaching for a moody. brutal ) Morgan. Michel Simon. Pierre Brasseur. American tragedy. only to have their work I 91 mins. A cynical army deserter fallsin re-edited by the studio. Dylan fans will love with a young idealist. and triesto want to catch him in a decent stabat wrench her from her crooked guardian. A acting. Glasgow: (EFT. wonderfully pessimistic piece of romantic I Prospem's 80015(13) (Peter cinema that echoes the political clouds Greenaway. UK. 1991 ) John Gielgud. hanging over France at the time. while Michael Clark. Isabelle I’asco. Michel settingthe course forHoIlywood‘s
Blanc. 125 mins. Greenaway transforms forthcoming preoccupation with doomed Shakespeare‘s The 'l‘empcsrinto avisual love affairs. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.
feast by using groundbreaking High I Regarding Henry ( 12) (Mike Nichols. Definition Television technology. US. 199]) Harrison Ford. Annette Gielgud delivers a near-definitive Bening. Bill Nunn. Mikki Allen. Nancy Prospero. backed up by an impressive Marchand. 107 mins. See review. ' European cast. and Michael Nyman's Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Cannon score is perhaps his best yet. A film like no Sauchiehall Street. Grosvenor.
other. immersed in illusion as both subject Edinburgh: Cannon. UCI. Strathclvde: matter and form. Edinburgh: Cameo. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbridc‘.
I Pump Up The Volume ( 15) (Allan Moyle. I Robin Hood: Prince 0fThieves( 12) US/Canada. 1991 ) Christian Slater.Scott (Kevin Reynolds. US. 1991) Kevin Paulin. Ellen Greene. Samantha Mathis. Costner. Morgan Freeman. Christian
102 mins. The over-burdened students of ; Hubert Humphrey High relieve their
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