Magazine article The Nation

Pinko Pix Boffo at B.O

Magazine article The Nation

Pinko Pix Boffo at B.O

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Recently Cannon Entertainment announced that it would produce a new action-adventure movie called Delta Force II-Stranglehold, starring Chuck Norris. The nick will show an elite U.S. fighting unit working with its Soviet counterpart to defeat a terrorist plot. This effort follows 1987's detente buddy picture, Red Heat, in which muscleman Arnold Schwarzenegger played a Moscow cop who teamed up with Chicago lawman Jim Betushi.

Not long ago, Hollywood was turning out pix like Red Dawn, about Commie invasions; but thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev's new classy act on the international stage and his improved human rights record, glasnost looks like a hot ticket. U.S. producers are racing to make Red-flag-wavers. It may be no coincidence that Gorbachev's biggest boost in the States came from former actor Ronald Reagan, who gave good summit.

Speaking of the onetime Prez, his people are huddling with Orion on a movie version of his yet-to -be-penned memoirs. …

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