Cinema: Funny Smell

COAST TO COAST Directed by Joseph Sargent Screenplay by Stanley Weiser

Fashions in movie genres hit Hollywood in successive waves of benign silliness. Remember the gang-war cycle, the roller-disco pix, the movies about movie stuntmen? Now there's another improbable genre: Noah's ark meets the road movie. Within the past year, three films have told the story of a salt-of-the-earth guy and a sugar-and-spice gal who meet, fight and find true love while trucking cross-country in the company of large animals. Robert Redford and Jane Fonda liberated a Thoroughbred in The Electric Horseman; Burt Reynolds...

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