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Best Friends
Best Friends and other movies are reviewed.
11 Dec. 1982
Tootsie/The Verdict/Sophies Choice/Airplane II
Includes reviews of Airplane ii, Tootsie, Sophie's Choice and the Verdict.
James Bond
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert examine the James Bond series and each picks his favorite Bond movie, Bond villain, Bond girl and player of Bond himself.
The Secret of 'Star Wars'
Days before the third entry in the series is set to be released, Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert examine the "Star Wars" phenomenon.
Dune/Starman/Mass Appeal/Runaway
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review Dune (1984), Starman (1984), Mass Appeal (1984) and Runaway (1984).
20 Oct. 1984
Oh God, You Devil/American Dreamer/Body Double/Crimes of Passion
Roger opened the show with a surprised positive review for "Oh God, You Devil" which he compared to the works of Frank Capra, Gene agreed. Neither liked "American Dreamer" though Roger's thumb was a little more negative than Gene's. They split on Brian DePalma's "Body Double which Roger liked a lot, but Gene lost interest once the killer started using a power drill. Finally, neither could recommend "Crimes of Passion" due to Anthony Perkins over-the-top performance.
19 Oct. 1985
Better Off Dead/The Journey of Natty Gann/Commando
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review Better Off Dead... (1985), The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) and Commando (1985). In the "X-Ray" segment, they remember James Dean.
10 Jan. 1986
Is Hollywood Selling War to Kids?
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert examine the trend in war movies to make war seem fun to children, who can find "Rambo" and "Commando" toys and watch a Saturday morning cartoon show based on a violent action picture.

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