Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey Jr. head the unusually talented cast of characters assembled for this small but taut film. Directed by James Toback, the movie tells the story of a pair of young lovers with a lot to prove -- both to themselves and each other. A gambling angle gives the ordinariness a much-needed edge, but the Atlantic City scenes don't take near the advantage of that gambling resort as they could have. Dennis Hopper doesn't seem to be trying very hard, but nevertheless does a credible acting job as the drunken has-been gambler. Harvey Keitel adds his usual frightening fury to the role as a mob enforcer. Rated PG-13. CHUCK BERRY HAIL! HAIL! ROCK 'N' ROLL'- Part documentary, part concert film, 'Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll' is a detailed, no-holds-barred look at one of the most important and mysterious figures in rock history. From the numerous testimonies offered by rock luminaries such as Carl Perkins and Bruce Springsteen to the magnificent reclamation of Berry's songs by an all-star band organized by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, the film shows Berry as he's never been seen before. Directed by Taylor Hackford, the film is a fascinating study in American myth-making. Concert film is not rated. TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE - Norman Mailer's film is a hodgepodge, alternately beguiling and repulsive, incredibly ugly and remarkably beautiful, deadly serious and uproariously silly. Mailer evidently enjoys telling this quirky tale -- and seems to care less if anyone appreciates its black humor.
Pure Mailer arrogance. Starring Ryan O'Neal as the hero, Isabella Rossellini as his former love, Debra Sandlund as the witchy, wild wife and Wings Hauser as the diabolical police captain, it is a study in extremes, just the kind of vehicle that is an actor's dream despite a difficult plot and that constant drumbeat of intrusion from the filmmaker.