Picks and Pans Review: Perry Mason: the Case of the Heartbroken Bride

updated 11/02/1992 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/02/1992 01:00AM

NBC (Fri., Oct. 30, 8 P.M. ET)

C

The network shelves its floundering Friday night lineup and brings in some heavy legal help for the November Sweeps period. Of the four Perry Mason movies that will air in this slot over the coming weeks, though, this is the only one that isn't a rerun.

At the wedding of a pop singing star (Heather McAdams) and an actor (Adam Storke), a disgruntled gatecrasher—a black-sheep relative of the groom—is found murdered and the singer is arrested. Luckily her "uncle" Perry (Raymond Burr)—he's actually a family friend—is one of the guests and gets right to work on sorting through a thicket of other suspects.

Ronny Cox, Linda Blair, Brian McNamara, Paul Dooley and Diane Baker costar in this unimaginative and listless exercise. Unlike Perry's frequent courtroom objections, viewer interest is not sustained.

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