Picks and Pans Review: The Executioner's Song

updated 11/29/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/29/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (9-11 p.m. ET)

Norman Mailer wrote the script for this compelling four-hour TV movie, based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning 1979 book about convicted slayer Gary Gilmore. Tommy Lee Jones plays Gilmore, Rosanna Arquette (see story, page 102) is his mixed-up girlfriend, and Eli Wallach plays his uncle. The conclusion airs tomorrow.

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