Picks and Pans Review: After the Promise

updated 10/12/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/12/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (Sun., Oct. 11, 9 p.m. ET)

C-

Art imitates litigation as Mark Harmon plays a loving man who fights for custody of his sons after they are taken away by frozen-hearted bureaucrats. Harmon tries his best, and the four kids are adorable, all dressed up for the Depression like Little Rascals. But the show is the most melodramatic movie made since the invention of talkies. I expected to hear a hiss-track and to see poor Mark tied to railroad tracks. Too much.

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