Picks and Pans Review: Feel the Heat

updated 08/08/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/08/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ABC (9-10 p.m. ET)

Another pilot that also went begging is this boring adventure story in the tradition of Tales of the Gold Monkey. Combining Key Largo and Casablanca, the show's setting is an island off Florida called Key Blanco, where lost souls play poker at Rick's Place. The nonsensical plot involves drug smuggling and a faked death. Nick (Ticket to Heaven) Mancuso is the Bogart figure, an ex-narcotics detective, and Lisa (Yanks) Eichorn, a fine actress who has nothing to work with here, is an attorney. Don't play it again, ABC.

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