Picks and Pans Review: The Impossible Spy

updated 11/30/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/30/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

HBO (Sat., Nov. 28, 8 p.m. ET)

D+

In a story based on real life, John (Missing) Shea plays an Israeli spy who masqueraded as a Syrian and uncovered secrets that helped Israel win the Six-Day War in 1967. But when this man's amazing tale is brought to the screen, something gets lost in the translation—namely, drama.

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