Picks and Pans Review: Love Among Thieves
updated 02/23/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/23/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
You have to give Robert Wagner this much: He must be a genuine charmer to have enticed first Liz (There Must Be a Pony) Taylor and now Audrey Hepburn to co-star with him on the electronic screen. So what if both shows weren't worth the videotape they were recorded on. You still have to give the guy credit. Hepburn tries to play the same sort of sweetly sexy ingenue she was in Charade—24 years later. She's a concert pianist in San Francisco who steals some Faberge eggs because they've been demanded as ransom for her sleazy husband. Thus begin chases across Mexico, chance encounters with Wagner and a very little romance in a story composed mainly of long, slow, sloppy buildups to anticlimaxes. I still love Hepburn and, like her, I can't help being charmed by Wagner. That's what makes their show so sad.