Picks and Pans Review: Act of Love
updated 09/29/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/29/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Ron Howard breaks out of Happy Days as a young man who kills a brother paralyzed in an auto accident. But what could have been riveting drama, based on a real 1973 mercy killing in New Jersey, becomes pretentious philosophizing.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25