Picks and Pans Review: Out of a Haunted Past

updated 09/05/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/05/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Whether the subject is fact based (a 70-year-old baseball scandal, a murderous cult in 19th-century India) or fictional (a mission on behalf of a lost love), these three new movies reach back in time for inspiration. All but one come up empty.

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