Cinema: A Texas Tall Tale for Two

GOIN' SOUTH Directed by Jack Nicholson

Screenplay by John Herman Shaner, Al Ramrus, Charles Shyer, Alan Mandel

Jack Nicholson, like most big stars, can make almost any movie he wants. He can requisition any Hollywood blockbuster that captures his fancy; he can fly off to Europe and make metaphysical thrillers with Antonioni. This time around he has rejected both of these traditional options, choosing instead to direct himself in a comic western romance called Goin' South. It is a peculiar choice. Goin' South is not likely to be a commercial smash, but neither is it...

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