Show Business: A RUNDOWN OF SUMMER THRILLERS

In a tough little bit of song parody, the Rolling Stones once suggested: "Summer's here, and the time is right/ For fighting in the streets." It's also a prime time on screen for assorted brawls, mysteries, plots, tests of valor and full-fledged battles, as the current crop of thrillers amply demonstrates.

THE WIND AND THE LION. A rambunctious, romantic pageant, filled with sentimental splendors, all about a brave Berber bandit (Sean Connery) and a beautiful American woman (Candice Bergen) of true grit. Writer-Director John Milius has captured both the sweep and the spirit of such classic adventure romances as Four Feathers.

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