Picks and Pans Review: Resurrection

updated 04/18/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 04/18/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

ABC (9-11 p.m. ET)

Ellen Burstyn stars in the strange 1980 movie about faith healing. After surviving a car accident that kills her husband, she sees visions of the afterlife before regaining consciousness and being suddenly blessed with healing powers. She gets involved with a hot-tempered young man (played effectively by playwright Sam Shepard) who tries to figure out the source of her powers. The story occasionally gets soggy, but Burstyn's radiant performance transforms even the hokiest bits—which is a magical power in itself.


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