02/22/1993 at 01:00 AM EST
TNT (Sat., Feb. 20, 10 p.m. ET)
An ambitious New York reporter (Eric Stoltz) is looking into the murder of a novelist (Dennis Hopper) who is a chronicler of society's upper crust. It would appear that Hopper's latest roman a clef may have cut a little too close to the bone to suit the paranoid scion (Dermot Mulroney) of a wealthy family. The mystery's impressive cast includes Jennifer Connelly, Harris Yulin, William Macy, Kurt Fuller and, in a cameo, Vincent Price.
Stylish direction by Bruno Barreto battles down to the wire with a terribly glib, pretentious script. The bad script win.