Picks and Pans Review: Blinded by the Light

updated 07/25/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/25/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (9-11 p.m. ET)

Kristy and Jimmy McNichol excel in this powerful TV movie about a teenage boy brainwashed by a quasi-religious cult. The middle-class parents (Anne Jackson and Michael McGuire) hire a de-programmer, while sister Kristy infiltrates the cult in order to study her brother's newfound beliefs. The situation is all too familiar, but strong performances from the McNichols bring deeper understanding to a continuing problem. (Repeat)

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