Picks and Pans Review: In the Line of Duty: the Fbi Murders

updated 11/28/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/28/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (Sun., Nov. 27, 9 P.M. ET)

A-

A good sign: It took at least 15 minutes before I realized that the evil murderer behind the bushy moustache was the same guy who plays the gentle dad on Family Ties, Michael Gross. What acting. What a special movie. Gross and fellow bad guy David (Starsky and Hutch) Soul play true-life murderers who steal and kill with evil glee. A special FBI team led by Doug (Day by Day) Sheehan and Ronny (St. Elsewhere) Cox hunts them down until they all end up in the most violent shootout in FBI history. The plot may sound like an episode of the old FBI series, but this is grittier, better acted and way more exciting—it is one killer cops 'n' robbers show.

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