Picks and Pans Review: Happy

updated 10/31/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/31/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (9-11 p.m. ET)

The title role in this dopey TV movie belongs to Dom DeLuise, who is cast as a once-successful clown reduced to playing shopping malls after his TV series is canceled. The Hitchcockian twist: The comedian unwittingly witnesses a gangland murder in a nightclub, which raises his profile again but endangers his life. Sentimental and overwrought.

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