1988 was the last time Orion would be on somewhat decent financial ground. Towards the end of May, Metromedia ended up with 67% of the company, making them majority shareholders. This brought little in the way of success as while the studio had some critically acclaimed films (to be honest, they always had this right up until the bankruptcy) but not much in the way of success. They had a fairly decent slate of films, however so let's get into them.
reviewed a while back. Put bluntly, Steve Martin and Michael Caine are at their best and this is one of the funniest films of the year.
1988 was the last consistently good year for the company. They would end the decade with financial issues and while there would be a few more bright spots, the road is long and dark from here on. In other words, look for shorter articles with more humor as I'd like this to not end up as dreary as the Carolco series did.