Picks and Pans Review: Chains of Gold

updated 09/16/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/16/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Showtime (Sun., Sept. 15, 9 P.M. ET)

B

John Travolta is impressive in this 1989 feature film that never made it into the theaters. He plays an iconoclastic, formerly alcoholic Miami social worker who infiltrates a savage crack ring ruled by Benjamin (Nasty Boys) Bratt in order to rescue a wayward teen client (Joey Lawrence).

Marilu Henner, Bernie Casey and Hector Elizondo costar in this re-creation of big-time drug dealing that, while it begins realistically, succumbs to action film clich├ęs. Yo, guys, save the alligator pit for the Bond movies.

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