Picks and Pans Review: The Gambler V: Playing for Keeps

UPDATED 10/03/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 10/03/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (Sun., Oct. 2, 9 p.m. ET)


In an atrocious two-parter, Kenny Rogers returns as western cardsharp Brady Hawkes. This time he has to find his 19-year-old son (Kris Kamm), who is following the kind of career choice parents dread: Kamm has quit a New England prep school to join Butch, Sundance and the Hole in the Wall Gang! Now Dad has to find the outlaws and his son before a posse does. There follows a tedious, coincidence-crammed chase that stretches to Tuesday night and drags a cast including Loni Anderson and Dixie Carter from Fort Worth to La Paz.

It's not as if this stinker doesn't give warning. Any time the opening credits boast "Special Appearance by Bruce Boxleitner," that's a good tip you're not about to see a modern classic.

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