Picks and Pans Review: The Shamrock Conspiracy

updated 03/06/1995 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/06/1995 01:00AM

UPN (Tues., March 7, 8 p.m. ET)

B-

The fledgling network trots out its first movie. In it, Edward Woodward plays an Englishman in New York, a just-retired Scotland Yard chief inspector visiting his daughter (Elizabeth Hurley). Though Woodward has aged comfortably and grown portly since starring in the CBS series The Equalizer, he still throws himself into the fray, thwarting subway muggers with his bumbershoot and provoking a knife-wielding wife beater to attack him. And that's just on his way in from the airport. Soon he's up to his eyeballs in a series of murders involving sex crimes and IRA assassins.

Cheap-looking and contrived, the movie at least offers some breezy banter along with the mystery solving. Jeffrey Nordling, Mike Starr and Kim Coates costar.

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