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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, July 10, 1997 AA1 [] [] "First Strike," frenzy stunts by Barney Basin Gazette Reviewer Jackie Chan is a super hero like no other, and "First Jackie is not better at the martial arts, he is just faster. If Strike" is an action flick, almost like no other. The whole this had been aWarner Brothers Cartoon, Chan would have purpose of this film appears to be an attempt to cram as been played by Speedy Gonzales. He moves through his many action sequences as possible into 87 minutes of stunts like a cheetah with a tiger in its tank. celluloid. "First Strike" is rated PG- 13 due to all the carnage that is used for back-drop. Chan does all of his own stunts, which saves on the cost of a double, but must run the studio a fortune in vitamins. With the films purpose being action and more action what there isn't much of is a story line. There is a vague script about a spy and atomic weapons being sold and the Russian mafia, and a love interest. But all the character are one dimensional. The good guys are all good, the "bad" good are just rotten, the counterspy only seems to be at the counter he is presently spying on, and the love interest doesn't love. Her most contact with hero Chan is when she kicks him in the shins. If you want action, rent "First Strike," if you want story and plot rent "The Crucible." Grumpy's video has both. Of course this film is not rented because of its Nobel prize- winning writers, it is rented for action and there is plenty of that. A rule for enjoyment on a Jackie Chan film is don't take any of it seriously. There are spoof of the James Bond flicks as well as the "Kung-Fu" types. Pahnmnp, In/ 727-5010 I :11 Cr i111 FREE SUNDAY BINGO STARTS ON JULY 13TH. JOIN US AND BE THE FIRST BIG  2nd floor Colorado Room next to the Nebraska Steak House. FREE SUNDAY BINGO with CASH PRIZES FOR ALL XYRqbE... and that WINNER IS YOU! FREE BLACKJACK TOURNAMENT EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 7 PM STARTING JULY 2ND (sign ups at 6:30 p.m.) $100 GUARANTEED PRIZE MONEY $10 RE-BUYS (one time only) ALL PRIZE MONEY WILL BE DiViDED AMONG TOP THREE PLAYERS. Re-buy money will be added to guaranteed cash prize. 1st = 60% of total prize money 2nd = 30% 3rd = 10% All Rules posted at 21 pit. Ask for your Free 'GET OUT Oi: ]OWN 21 TOURNEY CARD' every Wednesday night For more information call Longstreet Inn & Casino, 21 pit after 5 PM (702) 372-1777 I :200 Ex'rP, A CASH BONUSES ON ALL NIOZ-,EL MACH,F.S 11 aul's Steak  Egs...  - $'2.95 6 a.m to 1 1 a.m. i Monday to Friday l! also includes; hash browns and toast BEEF WELLINGTON "ent Kenp, % 'a tradition from Merry olde man, mad'  by the f. original o1' bloat htm.,.E, Chef Stephen Onl'00 $10.95 A complete dinner with all the tr/mmings & dessert (Saturday night only) Friday night Seafood Buffet and Prime Rib only $10.95 includes two Lobster Tails per person. (Four lobster tails only $14.95) A feast from the sea featuring lobster, crab, shrimp, scallops, clams and delicious fresh fish. A slice of juicy prime rib as a bonus Friday & Saturday Night 8p.m. - Midnight Join us for a delirious sunday champagne Brunch $6.50 Kids 1/Z price. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.