Picks and Pans Review: Deep Trouble

updated 07/12/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/12/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

USA (Thurs., July 8, 9 p.m. FT)


More like deep disaster.

You have Robert Wagner as a grizzled adventurer-treasure hunter and Ben Cross as a kingpin of crime, battling it out in competition for more than a million dollars' worth of diamonds that are submerged just off the coast of France. This is a story that might conceivably have enthralled audiences around, say, 1910. But even they might have gotten fidgety.

The supporting cast is mostly French, and they all speak in a heavily accented form of English. An awful lot of the TV movie's dialogue is on the order of "Don' be stoo-peed! Steek to ze plan!"

Cross, at any rate, appears to be having a good time, swaggering about and barking orders.

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