FILM                                                     CHANCES   RELEASE
      
      CASPER  Spielberg uses Jurassic Park-type technology        B       MAY 26
      to bring ghosts to life. But a good ghost won't scare 
      up enough merchandise business to make this a blockbuster.
      
      APOLLO 13  With two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks in          B+      JUNE 30
      this NASA disaster flick, word of mouth will be strong.
      
      WATERWORLD  With a $175 million price tag and               D       JULY
      Costner's bad vibes abounding, this Titanic in the 
      making could be a blockbuster and still lose buckets 
      of money.
      
      BABE, THE GALLANT PIG  Small budget and small prem-         C-      SUMMER
      ise: A bighearted pet pig that thinks it's a sheep-
      dog. Huh?  
      
      TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR            C       FALL
      No pigs, but Wesley Snipes and Patrick Swayze as 
      drag queens? 
      
      CLOCKERS  Spike Lee takes on the drug scene. Spike is       C+      FALL 
      the champion of hype, but his flicks rarely fill seats.
      
      SUDDEN DEATH  Jean-Claude Van Damme is likely to            A       FALL
      kickbox his way to a small fortune in this one.
      
      CASINO  Scorsese's tale gf '70s Vegas. With Sharon          B       FALL
      Stone, Robert DeNiro, and Joe Pesci, could be the 
      best-looking mobster flick this side of Goodfellas.
      
      BALTO  Spielberg animation. This tale of a heroic           C-      FALL
      Alaskan sled dog should have more bite than his 
      We're Back miscue. Still, even Spielberg ain't Disney.
      DATA: BUSINESS WEEK 
      
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