Picks and Pans Review: New on Video

updated 10/09/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/09/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT


Tom Berenger and Charlie Sheen are the heart of the lineup in this likable baseball film. They're part of a ramshackle Cleveland Indians team that rises above such problems as lack of ability and a double-crossing owner. Sheen's character—a nearsighted pitcher—lent his nickname. Wild Thing, to a real-life big leaguer, Chicago Cubs bull pen star Mitch Williams. (Paramount)


Director Mike Nichols and his stars—Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver—send up sexism and financial finaglers in this elegant comedy about an ambitious secretary. Ford is appealingly funny; his antiaction role recalls John Wayne's in the 1946 film Without Reservations. Griffith splices intellect onto her ditzy-blond persona to knockout effect, and Weaver adds a cool, conniving counterpoint. (CBS/Fox)

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