I Stepping Dut (PG) (Lewis Gilbert, UK. 1991) Liza Minnelli. Shelley Winters. Julie Walters, Robyn Stevan. 132 mins. Minnelli is the has-been exoshowbiz dancer (this is fiction. honest), now reduced to teaching a beginners' tap class. During the process of getting her group of social misfits ready for their big performance in a charity show. she has to convince them to work as a team, be better people. revive her own dream of the spotlight , etc. etc. Despite a couple of uptempo set pieces. the film drags along. shackled to Gilbert‘s lacklustre direction and a plot that seems to demand endless rehearsal scenes. Glasgow: Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: Dominion. I Tarlta The Dtter (PG) (David Cobham. UK, 1978) Peter Bennett. Edward Underdown, Brenda Cavendish , John Leeson. 91 mins. Episodic adaptation of Henry Williamson‘s famous novel describing the adventures of an otter whose parents are killed by hunters, but survives to establish a family of his own. A little too twee for twee‘s sake. Glasgow: GFT. I Teen Agent (PG) (William Dear. US. 1991) Richard Gricco. Linda Hunt. Roger Daltrey. Geraldine J ames, Michael Siberry. 89 mins. While on a college field trip to F rance. Richard Gricco (star of TV‘s 21 Jump Street) is mistaken for a top .. secret service man and finds himself in a world of spies, lies and hi-tech armoury. A creaky Bond spoof that revels in having adversaries called Ilsa Grunt and Augustus Steranko, and which will leave all Roger Moore fans reasonably stirred. if not exactly shaken. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge, Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: UCl. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. UCI Clydebank, UCl East Kilbride. WMR Film Centre. I Teenage Mutant ilinia Turtles 2 (PG) (Michael Pressman, US, 1991) Paige Turco. David Warner. Ernie Reyeer. 87 mins. A quick return for the original shell-suits. although with less plot and less violence than the original. The evil Shredder has decided to grow a couple of mutants of his own. and it seems thatonly our four adolescent amphibians can save the day with the odd pizza reference and a truly dire ‘Ninja Rap’ (with the painfully embarrassing Vanilla Ice). Time to hang up those shells. dudes. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr, UCI East Kilbride. I Terminator 2: Judgement Day ( 15) (James Cameron, US, 1991) Arnold Swarzenegger. Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong. Robert Patrick. 136 mins. The most expensive film ever made. In a reprogrammed role that says much about his changed image since the first movie, Arnie becomes the underdog fighting to protect mother and child from another more advanced cyborg. With an element of uncontrived human compassion lurking throughout the gloriously expensive

action sequences. as Swarzeneggcr’s cyborg develops human feelings. this is more than just a $100 million fairground ride. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon.UC1. Central: Regal. Strathclyde:UC1 Clydebank.

I The Third Man (PG) (Carol Reed. UK. 1949) Joseph Cotten. Alida Valli. Trevor Howard. Orson Welles. 104 mins. Post-war Vienna and pulp writerJoseph Cotten moves through corruption on every corner to try to find his old mate Harry Lime, who turns out to be not everything his friend expected. Nigh-pcrfect screen experience with strong plotting and characterisation from Graham Greene’s screenplay. Anton Karas‘ memorable zither music and. of course. the truly electrifying presence of Welles at his peak as the enigmatic Lime. Look out for the famous ‘cuckoo clock‘ speech which the big man wrote for himself. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Tokyo-Ga (U) (Wim Wenders. Germany. 1984) Chishu Ryu. Yuharu Atsuta. Werner Herzog. 95 mins. Moving diary account of Wenders‘ impressions of Tokyo, which shows the influence of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu. The bizarre images of the Japanese at play are interspersed with interviews with Ozu‘s lead actor and cameraman. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

I Toy Soldiers (15) (Daniel Petrie Jr. US. 1991 ) Sean Astin. Wil Wheaton. Denholm Elliott. Louis Gossett Jr. 112 mins. Columbian terrorists hold a rich kids’ school hostage. and it‘s up to our young rebel heroes to win the day in other words. it’s the clean-cut Coke generation versus the clean. cut coke generation. Surprisingly gripping and violent for its certificate, it‘s let down by trite dialogue and too much young male bonding. lmagineNew Kids On The Block stumbling into a Steven Seagal movie. and you‘re most of the way there. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon.UC1. Strathclyde: Odeon Hamilton. La Scala. UCI Clydebank. UCI East Kilbridc. ITwenty-Dne(15) (Don Boyd. UK. 1991) Patsy Kensit. Jack Shepherd. Patrick Ryecart, Maynard Eziashi. 101 mins. Or Katie‘s Kandid Konfessions. as it might be known. Patsy‘Kensit stars as a come-of—agc modern girl. whose intimate details are told in tabloid kiss and tell fashion straight to the omnipresent camera. But whether or not the film isable to shake off its heavy London atmosphere and maintain arelevance around the regions remains to be seen. Glasgow: Cannon The Forge. Cannon Sauchiehall Street. Edinburgh: UCI. Strathclyde: UCl East Kilbride.

I 2001: A Space Odyssey (U) (Stanley Kubrick. US/UK. 1968) Keir Dullea. Gary Lockwood. 141 mins. Celebrated visionary epic about the history and future of the human race, superbly crafted and directed by Kubrick. It needs the big




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I Under Suspicion (18) (Simon Moore. UK. 1990) Liam Neeson. Laura San Giacomo. Kenneth Cranham. Alphonsia Emmanuel. 100 mins. Stuffy law courts and Brighton pier act as the backdrop to this SOs-style crime thriller. which has Neason as a sleazy private eye who sets up the material for divorce cases until he gets caught up in a double murder. A jigsaw puzzle of a movie, but the individual pieces fail to rivet the attention as they slide from breathless suspense to ludicrous melodrama. Glasgow: Odeon. Edinburgh: Odeon. Strathclyde: Odeon Ayr. UCI East Kilbride;

' I Uranus (15) (Claude Berri. France.

1990) Michel Blane. Gerard Depardieu. Philippe Noiret. Jean-Pierre Marielle. 1le mins. A small French town in the immediate aftermath of World War Two is the setting for Berri‘s wordy examination of political manoevrings. Tensionsare high between the now dominant Communists and those suspected of sheltering a former collaborator. but it would appear that Depardieu's loudmouth barman knows too much about what really went on during the war years. Removed from the relevence of its home country. the plot struggles to raise itself above the uninvolvingly irritating. Glasgow: GFT.

I The Vendetta oi the 47 Loyal Ronin(15) (Kunio Watanabe. Japan. 1958) 164 mins. Spectacular scope treatment of the thrice filmed story of a group of samurais‘ revenge on the court ruler who forced their master to commit suicide. Glasgow: GF'I'.

I Where Angels Fear To Tread (PG) (Charles Sturridge. UK. 1991 ) Helen Mirren. Helena Bonham Carter. Judy Davis. Rupert Graves. 113 mins. On a journey to Italy with her young companion Caroline (Bonham Carter). recently widowed Lilia Herriton (Mirren) falls in love with an impoverished ltalian. but dies giving birth to his child. Family troubles ensue as 1 {erriton‘s mother tries to bring the baby back to England. This latest EM. Forster adaptation is basically nothing more than Room With/1 View— Par15. Glasgow: GET.

I The Wild Bunch (18) (Sam Peckinpab. US. 1969) William Holden. Ernest Borgnine. Robert Ryan. 145 mins. The bloody but emotionally sensitive tale 0le battle to the death between rough—riding Texans and Mexican revolutionaries. A classic and highly influential Western. which creates a paradoxical beauty from explicitly violent ingredients. Edinburgh: Filmhouse.

' I The Witches Dl Eastwlck ( 18) (George

Miller. US. 1987) Jack Nicholson. Cher. Susan Sarandon. 118 mins. Suffocatingin the prim tranquility of a small town in New England. three single women set their collective sights on conjuring up the perfect Mr Right. Next morninga mysterious stranger suddenly appears. as if in answer to their prayers. and beginsto charm the pants offthem. But the ripe. randy and rakish Daryl van Home is the devil in disguise. and there is a price to pay for their pleasure. A joyous. diabolical romp. with Nicholson having the time of hislife. Glasgow: GFT.

I The Wolves of Willoughby Chase ( PG) (Stuart Orme. UK. 1989) Stephanie Beacham. Mel Smith. GeraldineJames. 93 mins. Based on the eponymous book by Joan Aitken the film is set in a wolf-infested Victorian Britain. Beacham is the villainess in charge of the mansionto which the young heroes are sent. A rather scarey adaptation is brightened considerably by superb production design by Derek Jarman’s regular chum and collaborator Chris Hobbs. Glasgow: GF’I’.


WEEK DNE Friday 25—Thursday 31

Cinemas are listed by region, then alphabetically, with commercial cinemas followed by repertory arthouses, societies and late night screenings. Times listed are for complete programmes. which may

- include advertisements and trailers. [D]

indicates that wheelchair access is available, though prior notification is advisable. [E] indicates the availability of an induction loop, for the convenience of hearing aid users. Film Listings compiled by Thom Dibdin.


I CANNON Clarkston Road. Muirend.637 2641 . £2.91) ((‘hild/OAP £1 .90; before 6pm all scats£1.9(l).

1. The Commitments ( 15) 2.20pm (Sat only). 5.20pm. 8.2(1pm.

2. Doc Hollywood ( 1 2) 5.25pm (not Sun). 8.25pm.

The Rescuers Down Under (L‘) Sat only 2.20pm; Sun only 5.30pm.

I CANNON The Forge. Parkhead. 556 4282/4343. [1)]. [E[(screens l. 3 and 5). Shows commencing before 5.30pm £2.10; after5.3(lpm £3.31) (Child £2. 11)).

1.The Commitments ( 15) 1.45pm. 5.35pm. 8.25pm.

2. Dead Again(15) 1.25pm.3.45pm. 6.15pm. 8.45pm.

3. Doc Hollywood (12) 1.15pm. 3.40pm. 6.()5pm.8.-1()pm.

4. Robin Hood: Prince olThieves(PG ) 1.3llpm. 5pm. 8.05pm.

5. Drop Dead Fred (12) l .2(lpm.3.45pm. 6.1(1pm.8.~15pm.

6. The Rescuers Down Under ( U) 1.10pm. 3.30pm (Sat. Sun only). 5.511pm (Sat. Sun only).

Terminator 2—Judgment Day ( 15 ) 5. 15pm (not Sat. Sun). 8. 15pm.

7. Teen Agent (PG) Sat. Sun only 1.20pm. Boyz N the Hood (15) 1.55pm (not Sat. Sun). 3.25pm. (Sat. Sun only).5.55pm. 8.40pm.

See also Glasgow Lales.

I CANNON Sauchiehall Street. 332 1592. Two bars. £3.20 (Child £2. 11): ()AP [before 6pm] £2). All tickets for shows commencing 4pm—6pm £2. 11) (not Sat, Sun).

1. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves ( PG) 1.15pm. 4.25pm. 7.50pm.

2. Dead Again ( 15) 1.40pm. 5pm.8.25pm. 3. Doc Hollywood(12) 1.15pm.4.3(lpm. 8.15pm.

4. Jacob's Ladder ( 18) l.25pm.4.45pm. 8.10pm.

5. Stepping Dut ( PG) 1.40pm (not Sat). 4.50pm. 8.10pm.

Teen Agent (PG) 1.15pm Sat only.

I CITY CENTRE ODEON Renfield Street. 332 8701. Bar. [D] screens 2. 3 and 4. £3.35 (Child/OAP £2.35 [£2.60 last show]; Student/UB4“ £2.60 [available as advertised]). Pullman seats also available

20 The List 25 October— 7 November 1991