Picks and Pans Review: New This Week on Video

updated 07/25/1988 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/25/1988 01:00AM

>RED-HOT SUSPENSE: SUSPECT Okay, so glamour girl Cher doesn't strike you as a hardworking public defender slaving away on charity cases. No workaholic ever looked this good. Okay, so Suspect is not realistic. But it sure is fun. Cher is a live wire in the courtroom, defending a deaf-mute accused of murder. When a juror, played by Dennis Quaid, breaks the law by passing her evidence, she spits fire. Of course, she's attracted too. It's that kind of movie. Darned if this hokum doesn't keep you riveted. What more do you want from video escapism? (RCA/Columbia)

RECYCLED THRILLS: D.O.A. Much better in 1949 with Edmond O'Brien (VCI). Still, Dennis Quaid sizzles as a college prof chasing the cur who slipped him a slow-acting poison. (Touchstone)

RAUNCHY COMEDY: RAW It's hard to quarrel with the biggest-grossing concert film ever. But does Eddie Murphy have to stoop to toilet humor and AIDS jokes for laughs? (Paramount)

REAL-LIFE MIRACLE WORKING: GABY—A TRUE STORY Rachel Levin is superb as a cerebral palsy victim whose nanny (Oscar nominee Norma Aleandro) helps her realize a successful career as a writer. (RCA/Columbia)

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