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Small to big screen adaptations — Shows like ”The Beverly Hillbillies,” ”Lost in Space,” and ”Mission: Impossible” are coming to a theater near you

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Following the smash success of 1991’s Addams Family movie, big-screen producers have been turning to more small-screen classics. Coming soon to theaters near you:

The Beverly Hillbillies
Great casting: Dabney Coleman as Mr. Drysdale, Cloris Leachman as Granny, Lily Tomlin as Miss Hathaway. Opens Dec. ’93.
Car 54, Where Are You?
Starring David Johansen as Officer Toody and Rosie O’Donnell as his wife. Opens Jan. ’94.
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Since buying the rights to his alter ego, Dwayne Hickman has been shopping around the screen version, in which Dobie is sole parent of a teen.
F Troop
In development at New Line Cinema; rumor has it that some of the original Fort Courage cavalry will have cameos.
The Fugitive
With Harrison Ford in the title role and Tommy Lee Jones as the inspector in pursuit, it opens Aug. 6.
Lassie
The bitch will be back in U.S. theaters for the fifth time, in a feature produced by SNL guru Lorne Michaels.
Lost in Space
In development at Prelude Pictures; no cast yet, but we hear the robot is available.
Maverick
Stars Mel Gibson; Lethal Weapon‘s Richard Donner directs. Shooting begins next month for a spring ’94 release.
Mission: Impossible
Paramount hopes to snag Tom Cruise as the head spy.