Picks and Pans Review: Lethal Exposure

updated 03/29/1993 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/29/1993 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (Sun., March 28, 9 p.m. ET)


The networks have an inexplicable weakness for flimsy movies of romance and intrigue set in Paris. (Could it be these are just pretexts for producers to take paid vacations?) NBC has gone this dreary route twice this month with Passport to Murder, a fatuous vehicle for Ed Marinaro and Connie Sellecca, and now it trots out this shaggy dog starring Ally Sheedy.

She plays a globe-trolling photo-journalist who gets mixed up with a dreamboat French cop (Francois Eric Gendron, who resembles a Gallic Jimmy Smits). The movie is full of such Hollywoodified Parisian dialogue as, "He has—how do you say in your American cop shows—given you the slip." What passes for acting in this artificial atrocity is Howard Hesseman, affecting a limp, as an old family friend of Sheedy's.

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