Picks and Pans Review: Stranded

updated 09/22/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/22/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (Mon., Sept. 22, 9 p.m. ET)


At the start, it looks as if Stranded could be a satire of the ad biz almost as dishy as Nothing in Common. But then the rival ad execs—Loni (Easy Street) Anderson and Perry (Riptide) King—land on a deserted isle, leaving behind all their funny lines, their good supporting star, Elaine Stritch, and their bad one, William Hickey, who plays a cosmetics czar exactly as he played a mob don in Prizzi's Honor—slurs and all. Loni and Perry fight, they make up, they make love. No surprises. The problem with most movies about people trapped on islands is that the movies—like the people—never go anywhere.

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