July 24, 1989 12:00 PM

>PRIDE: DANGEROUS LIAISONS Glenn Close and John Malkovich are the sexual agents provocateurs, Michelle Pfeiffer the provokee in this insinuating tale of lust, decadence and even love among 18th-century French nobility. (Warner)

PASSION: TEQUILA SUNRISE This time retired drug dealer Mel Gibson and narc Kurt Russell fight for Pfeiffer, in a deft revival of those old films that mixed love triangles with cops and robbers. (Warner)

PIFFLE: THE BOOST James Woods and Sean Young sizzled in their offscreen relationship, but on film they just stewed as fast-laners who run out of gas. (HBO)

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