Picks and Pans Review: The Disappearance of Nora

updated 03/08/1993 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/08/1993 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (Sun., March 7, 9 p.m. ET)

B+

Veronica Hamel plays a woman who wakes up in the middle of the Nevada desert in a party dress, unable to remember anything, even her name.

The security chief at a hotel-casino in Reno (Dennis Farina) takes the lovely amnesiac under his wing while he tries to find out her identity. Turns out she's a topflight trial attorney in California married to a developer (Stephen Collins). She's also implicated in the murder of her firm's senior partner. Preposterous as it sounds, in the unfolding, this well-acted and suspenseful film combines elements of mystery with a nicely handled romance between Hamel and Farina.

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