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By HERBERT G. LUFT
(Copyright 1977, JTA, Inc.)
NOW A MAJOR
by Rod Serling
when his unsavory busi-
ness associates try to
separate him from the
Produced by Steven
Bach and Ken Friedman
and directed by Jonathan
Kaplan from the original
screenplay by Kaplan and
Friedman, the film is
executively produced by
D itittEtouf **,
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Cassandra Crossing' Dramatic Film Misses the Boat for Impact
on the Eastern side, a re- recently extremely effec- propaganda films.
minder of past atrocities. tive as Shimon Peres in
After his rag-tag army of
The premise of the "Victory at Entebbe") goblins respond excitedly
-Robert Katz and story is dynamic. A group portrays the quite un- to
the words of Adolph Hi-
George Pan Cosmatos, of terrorists planting a pleasant role of the dog- tler,
who previously collabo- bomb in the American matic _ officer
who technology to create a ter-
rated on the stirring sector of an international willingly
anti-Nazi epic, "Massacre organization in Geneva human lives just to prove rifying army of Nazi-
in Rome," are the authors are intercepted by the that his judgement has indoctrinated goblin sol-
diers equipped with rec-
of original story, military; two of them run been right.
reations of German
into a lab room where a
There is a complete
Cosmatos once more is highly contagious virus is switch in emphasis to- weapons and armor.
Avatar then begins a
directing and Tom Man- being developed.
wards the end when the quest to destroy the
kiewicz has joined the
One of the would-be as- express train is speeding
crative team for the sassins is immediately af- towards the high span of .sdurce
screenplay development. fected by the plague; the the bridge at Cassandra power.
"Wizards" is a cartoon,
The film takes its title other one gets away to Crossing, a bridge which but
from a rusty bridge built board the, Geneva- couldn't possibly hold the. dies. not one for the kid-
by the Germans in war- Stockholm express, there- weight of the train.
* * *
time Poland over which by infecting numerous
Sensing impending di-
"Mr. Billion" is the
the train 'must pass to passengers. The American _,saster, the passengers, catchy title for an Ameri-
reach the isolation camp .officer at Geneva head- who for three days had can picture made in Italy
quarters decides unilater- been incarcerated in and the U.S. starring
ally to reroute and seal off the train, revolted Terence Hill, Valerie Per-
against the military.
rine and Jackie Gleason.
It never becomes clear
The hide - and - seek The story concerns the
why the • passengers shoot-out with the sol- outrageous misadven-
should be shipped off into diers dressed in white tures of a young Italian-
Americana Complex quarantine in Poland ex- overalls has a comical ef- automobile mechanic
cept for the morbid con- fect on the audience and who has inherited $1 bil-
I,'2, 3, 4
notation of Cassandra destroys much of the lion and comes to the U.S.
Greenfield N. of 9 Mile 559-2730
and the ominous smell of suspense-laden story.
to collect the money.
4 THEATERS LN ONE BUILDING , _
the bridge which leads
A mad scramble ensues
Wed. MATINEES ALL
the viewer to a former has all the markings of a
THEATERS-1 Show only
Nazi concentration camp. great picture — but it di-
"The Cassandra Cros- dn't make it at the final
sing," jointly presented outcome.
* * *
"A STAR IS BORN"
by Britain's Sir Lew
Grade and Italy's Carlo
Ralph Bakshi, the
Ponti, is fashioned like a creator of sharply-edged
"Grand Hotel" on wheels, cartoon characteriza-
with an all-star cast tions, now presents a
headed by Saphia Loren feature-length film enti-
"7 PERCENT SOLUTION"
and Richard Harris as a tled, "Wizards," which he
not-too-romantic, twice wrote, produced and di-
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divorced couple who gain rected for 20th Century-
BARGAIN NIGHTS SUN. THRU common ground when he,. Fox. It is a fantasy vision
as a doctor, tries to attend of the future with a moral
potential victims of the for today.
The story deals with
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Ava Gardner and Martin two rulers; Avatar, who
good Sat. only with regular ad- Sheen are international governs with wisdom and
jet-setters; Ann Turkel understanding and his
(the new Jewish wife of -brother, Blackwolf, who
Cliff Robertson and
Harris) portrays a caref- seeks to extend the evil
Genevieve Bujold in
ree passenger who catches sphere of his domain.
Buried in the ruins of an
Burt Lancaster. (most -European city is a movie
Blackwolf finds along
with a library of Nazi
two con hove fun... tot the Nice of one.
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Concert pianist Claude
Frank joins the Michigan
.Chamber Orchestra for
its 1977 opening concert
of the season 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 4, at the Rackham
Farnsworth and Wood-
Frank arrives in De-
troit directly from his an-
nual concert tour and
master class schedule in
He will perform Beeth-
. oven's piano concerto no.
' 1 in C. The concert will be
repeated 3 p.m. Feb. 5.
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