Don't Just Sit There!

The first interactive movie asks its audiences to get involved

IT CERTAINLY ISN'T ART -- MORE LIKE A BIG-SCREEN video game. The first ever interactive movie, I'm Your Man, which opened last week in New York, is a high-tech picture puzzle that allows an audience to pick its protagonist and plot the action. Choices come along every 90 seconds or so in this campy 20- minute caper, and viewers vote with a three-button pistol grip installed on their armrests. The on-screen tallies are instantaneous, thanks to laser-disc technology, and the majority rules. This first film (soon in seven more theaters), has 68 possible permutations. The result is a high-decibel headache ....

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