Picks and Pans Review: The Four Diamonds

updated 08/14/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/14/1995 AT 01:00 AM EDT

The Disney Channel (Sat, Aug. 12, 8 p.m. ET)

B+

Thomas Guiry (The Sandlot) stars in this touching drama as a boy who constructs a detailed Arthurian dream world at the same time he is undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer. The important figures in his life—his father (Kevin Dunn), his mother (Jayne Brook) and his doctor (Christine Lahti)—all have alternate roles in his sword-and-sorceress quest.

The film is based on a short story written by a 13-year-old Pennsylvania boy, Christopher Millard, who died of cancer in 1972.

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