Celebrities pick their fall flicks -- Melanie Griffith can't wait for ''The Pelican Brief'' while Whoopi Goldberg is dying to see ''M. Butterfly''

By EW Staff
Updated August 27, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

For a statistically valid poll of randomly selected Americans, turn to page 39. For a statistically haywire poll of celebrities who, for reasons known only to themselves, are eager to see movies other than their own, well, you’re looking at it. We asked them, ”What’s the one fall movie you are most looking forward to?”

· ”The Age of Innocence. I like it when Marty gets away from the violent, street thing.”
Sandra Bernhard, Roseanne

· ”The Pelican Brief. I loved the book.”
Melanie Griffith, soon to shoot Milk Money with Ed Harris

· ”Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Uma Thurman, she’s the stuff.”
David Cassidy, starring in Blood Brothers with his brother Shaun on Broadway

· ”A Perfect World, because I’m a Texan and it takes place in Texas.”
Janine Turner, Northern Exposure

· ”I’m dying to see M. Butterfly because it’s such an amazing story.”
Whoopi Goldberg, now shooting Sister Act 2

· ”Anything that Emma Thompson has coming out, like The Remains of the Day. I met Emma once and think she’s a wonderful actress.”
Lori Petty, Free Willy

· ”Oh, The Age of Innocence, definitely! Edith Wharton is one of my favorite authors, and I always look forward to screen adaptations of literary classics.”
Calvert de Forest, formerly Larry ”Bud” Melman, of Late Night With David Letterman

· ”Of course, Sister Act 3. This time, I think Harvey Keitel is a nun. Keitel and Najimy — this is what we’ve all wanted to see.”
Denis Leary, who stars in this fall’s Judgment Night and Gunmen