08/01/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT
>JOHN CLEESE (A FISH CALLED WANDA) Monty Python's silly-walking mirthmaster hits a movie career peak as a bumbling Brit lawyer who falls hard for zowie Jamie Lee Curtis.
ROGER RABBIT (WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT) Disney earns a carrot for creating the funniest honey of a bunny since Bugs.
BETTE MIDLER (BIG BUSINESS) Disney doubles the pleasure by casting the never-better Miss M as twins.
TOM HANKS (BIG) The Oscar talk is merited for this beaut of a boy-in-a-man's-body performance.
EDDIE MURPHY (COMING TO AMERICA) Mr. Box Office shows an un-raw side that is sweetly, disarmingly hilarious.