CINEMA: Lies, True Lies and Ballistics

Director James Cameron sets superspy Schwarzenegger on an evil world -- and a good woman

Hidden behind a two-way mirror, U.S. secret agent Harry Tasker is grilling a suspect. His voice electronically disguised, Harry pries and threatens until the suspect turns hysterical and throws a chair against the mirror. The interrogation victim is Harry's loving wife Helen. The spy has been having a little wicked fun.

What an odd action film True Lies is.

So far, 1994 has been a rough year for some acclaimed writer-directors. They spend all their ingenuity and a good deal of money putting a personal twist on an old genre -- Lawrence Kasdan with his Wyatt Earp western, James L. Brooks...

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