Picks and Pans Review: Bustin' Loose

updated 10/10/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/10/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (9-11 p.m. ET)

If anyone doubts that Richard Pryor is a comic miracle worker, check it out. This 1981 film casts Pryor as a parolee commandeered to drive a bunch of kids cross-country from Philadelphia to Washington. Cicely Tyson comes to his aid as a strait-laced social worker. Pryor makes bracing entertainment out of a creaky plot.

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