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L.A. Story/Sleeping with the Enemy/The Silence of the Lambs 

Siskel and Ebert review L.A. Story (1991), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Ebert interviews Robin Williams. Siskel recommends Longtime Companion (1989) on video.

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Gene Siskel ... Himself - Host
Roger Ebert ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robin Williams ... Himself
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Storyline

Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review three new movies; Ebert interviews Robin Williams; and Siskel recommends a video. They have a major disagreement on Steve Martin's L.A. Story (1991). Ebert thinks it's a comic masterpiece; Siskel found the jokes lame. Both thumbs are down for Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), a clichéd and implausible woman-in-peril movie that wastes Julia Roberts. They have another big disagreement on The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Siskel calls it an all-star freak show. Ebert found everything but the ending terrifically effective. Ebert interviews Robin Williams and asks about his struggle between being a serious actor and playing the comedian. Siskel's "Video Pick of the Week" is Longtime Companion (1989). Written by J. Spurlin

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Buena Vista Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Gene Siskel - Host: [reviewing "The Silence of the Lambs"] The horrors of female abuse are too much with us, I think now, to be trifled with anymore in the movies. We had this complaint about, uh, the picture involving Julia Roberts, I have it again here. I didn't learn a thing about serial killers from this movie; a much more honest, less exploitative film on the same subject was last year's "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer". By contrast, "The Silence of the Lambs" is a star-studded freak show, directed by the ...
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