Picks and Pans Review: Children of the Night
Another true story. Another predictable one. Kathleen Quinlan plays a brainy do-gooder who writes her doctoral thesis about teen prostitutes. She takes pity on them and ends up opening a sort of hooker hotel in her home, to the mild consternation of her boyfriend, Nicholas (The Insiders) Campbell. Quinlan and her kids do their best. But in this and other based-on-real-life TV movies recently (Love, Mary and Toughlove to name two), truth is proving to be duller than fiction.