Picks and Pans Review: Proudheart

updated 08/16/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/16/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

TNN (Mon., Aug. 16, 10 p.m. ET)

B-

Country singing star Lorrie Morgan makes her acting debut in what amounts to an extended music video. She plays an autoworker who returns to her small Tennessee hometown upon her father's death to take over his failing service station. Along the way, she gets a chance to drive a tow truck and sing a few songs.

The story is too skimpy and compressed to warrant the film's overwrought mood. But Morgan does a fine job of establishing presence and projecting emotion. This rookie already looks as good and acts as well as Joey Heatherton ever did. And the Merry Postman's daughter once had a pretty busy acting career.

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