Picks and Pans Review: Half a Lifetime

updated 07/21/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/21/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

HBO (Sun., July 20, 8 p.m. ET)


Four regular guys—Keith Carradine, Gary (The Buddy Holly Story) Busey, Saul (Sweet Liberty) Rubinek and Nick (Ticket to Heaven) Mancuso—get together in a half-finished basement for a night of poker. Listening to them talk about their glory days in football ("Goddamnit, I miss the contact!") reminds me why I never joined a frat. Listening to them whine about their lives, wives, jobs and dying dreams makes me feel sorry for them. Somebody should have told these guys that angst is out and male bonding is passé.

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