Picks and Pans Review: American Hot Wax

updated 08/16/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/16/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ABC (8-10 p.m. ET)

Despite its thin plot and a too-reverent attitude toward its subject, director Floyd Mutrux's 1978 tribute to '50s rock 'n' roll deejay Alan Freed (Tim McIntire) comes off as a pleasant nostalgia trip. Among the highlights: performances by aging survivors Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry.

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