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The Michigan Daily-Friday, October 13, 1978-Page 9
GOIN'SOUTH:*
Nicholson fixes a light snack
By OWEN GLEIBERMAN husband.
It might strike some as rather sur- AT THIS POINT Nicholson is ready Naturally, their relationship enough to make him very threatening.
prising that Jack Nicholson, of all to marry someone in an interminable gradually but inevitably takes on an in- For good measure, the story is
people, would choose to star in and coma, and the one who saves him turns creasingly intimate character - care populated with a funny assortment of
direct a film that absolutely reeks of out to be a mate of mixed virtues; she is of Nicholson's prodding - and they are villains and town creeps, featuring an
modesty. Goin' South, which features young, pretty, and apparently kind- soon living out some semblance of hap- especially funny turn by John Belushi
Nicholson as a grizzled ex-hotshot pily married life. Just as naturally, (who even gets to say a truncated "but.
criminal who takes up with a pretty but however, there are several intrusions: noooo.. .") as a dumpy Mexican with
frigid town innocent, is an excessively a mean and lecherous banker glowingly an impacted leer. Also quite amusing is
mild little movie that has only a shade informs them that the mortgage on the lecherous banker, in a scene where
more spunk than one would expect from their house is about to be foreclosed, he displays his voyeuristic tendencies
some Walt Disney feature like Wally, . and when they finally do discover gold, and gets shown up as a coward to the
gives the funniest and most good- sizable piece of the action. Without In this era in American movies of en-
the~~~~~~~I Wacky Waonasar Nihoso Nicholson' ex-chort in crmewnta-oe
natured performance of his career delving into the plot's intricacies in any tertainment blockbusters and Scor-
(other than his cameo in Little Shop of more detail, rest assured that the good cese/Altman/Allen Events, Goin' South
I rHorrors), and elicits some consistently guys live happily ever after. is an eccentric curiosity from an en-
amusing performances from his cast of trenched but evidently largely off-the-
largely unknown actors. With the right
state of mind, one will find Goin' South NICHOLSON'S direction is light and wall personality. It's a shame that
a pleasant diversion for two hours. On adept and his eye for slapstick is ap- Nicholson didn't have a weightier
the other hand, there is a slight tem- propriately good-spirited. His perfor- vehicle to bring out his apparently well-
ptation to ask, Is that all? mance is the best thing about the honed comic talents, bi t until that
The story opens as Henry Boone hearted, but holds most things in higher movie. Letting just a hint of his usual vehicle comes along, Goin#' South is an
(Nicholson) is about to be hung for hor- esteem than marital relations, macho shtick creep in, he keeps Henry ample bone to throw to his fans. The
se-stealing. Due to the town's acute especially her gold mine. Her "deal" Boone a sort of good-natured buffoon film might be a bit of a self-indulgence,
shortage of eligible bachelors, there is a with Nicholson is that she get him off with just enough smarts to seduce his but surely Jack Nicholson deserves that
policy whereby anyone but a murderer the hook, and he help out with the make- women and outwit his foes, but not much.
t may be saved from hanging should a do mine in her backyard so that she can
land-owning female take him as a strike it rich and move to Philadelphia. T
land-wningfemal takeshim s a1 Ann ArhQI F/I11 Ca00flti8 presents at MEB 3
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
*SILVER STREAK (Arthur Hiller, 1976) 7 and 9.--MLB 3
GENE WILDER stars in this neat comedy-thriller about a book editor who
witnesses a murder on the L.A.-New York super-train and then becomes
hunted by the murderers and the cops. This film boasts RICHARD PRYOR in
superb comic form and an elegant PATRICK McGOOHAN as the suavest
S..,.villain since Basil Rothbone and James Mason. Pryor giving Wilder lessons in
how to act block to avoid the cops is a classic scene in American Comedy.
With JILL CLAYBURGH.
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7&10 STAR TREK
You've read the books! You've watched it on TV! Now, see STAR TREK on Wide
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Gorshin as a half-block-faced Kirk Douglas who has chased his hated quarry, a
reversed half-black-faced Lou Antonio, for a million years (or close to it). They
both end up on the Enterprise (where else) exhibit awesome god-like powers
(as usual) and force Kirk to do their bidding (as usual). What's not usual is this
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8:15 only the time machine
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Rod Taylor stars as the young 19th century inventor who excuses himself from
the table, steps into his work room, and catapults himself into the far distant
future. Before arriving in the year 802,701, though he witnesses man's history
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finds at his journey's end is best left for you to discover. Sci-Fi producer/director
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