25 years ago this week, studios were hoping to capitalize on families gathering for the Easter weekend. Movie theaters saw a veritable flood of new releases.
Don Bluth continued to challenge the Disney machine with Thumbelina, featuring music by Barry Manilow. Barry Levinson cast Joe Pesci as Jimmy Hollywood.Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger tried to capture another box office pennant with Major League II. Martin Short and Charles Grodin tried to charm their way to some laughs with Clifford.
Rounding out the releases, with something for the adults to enjoy on their own, they could select from the dramas Zero Patience, The House of the Spirits, or A Tale of Winter.