Cinema: Bigger Bangs for the Bucks

WARGAMES Directed by John Badham

Screenplay by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes

BLUE THUNDER Directed by John Badham

Screenplay by Dan O'Bannon and Don Jakoby

One hopes that by now John Badham is cooling his jets in some pleasant place where the dress code calls for swimsuits instead of straitjackets. For the director has obviously suffered a close encounter with paranoia in the past year or so. First of all, visions of the military-industrial complex seem to have caused a humongous helicopter to hover over his head. Loaded to the rotor blades with heavy...

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