SEPTEMBER 18, 1984

By EW Staff
Updated September 20, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

AT THE MOVIES, Denzel Washington and Howard E. Rollins Jr. go to war in Norman Jewison’s Army drama A Soldier’s Story. IN MUSIC, Prince and the Revolution’s Purple Rain (left) clouds the No. 1 Billboard LP spot for a seventh week. IN BOOKSTORES, Frederick Forsyth’s The Fourth Protocol tops the New York Times fiction list. AND IN THE NEWS, South Africa announces “some” black gold miners died in clashes with police outside Johannesburg–continuing strife that ultimately brought down apartheid and restored power to the nation’s black majority.