Picks and Pans Review: The Contender

updated 04/07/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 04/07/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (10-11:30 p.m. ET)

Marc Singer stars as a young boxer trying to escape a blue-collar upbringing in this series tryout. The cast standouts, however, are Moses Gunn as a cynical trainer and Tina (Days of Our Lives) Andrews as the feisty kid sister of a rival pugilist. The premiere loses by a split decision: The fight scenes are dramatic, but otherwise there's too much waltzing.


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