Picks and Pans Review: Dead and Alive

updated 11/25/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/25/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

ABC (Sun., Nov. 24, 9 P.M. ET)


There is one moment worth watching in this otherwise routine docudrama. Tony Danza, playing a killer on the run named Gus Farace, sits in an apartment watching a segment about himself on America's Most Wanted and calls the show's hotline to try to determine how much the cops know about his whereabouts. Too bad this moment comes toward the end of this uninspired show.

Based on a true story, Dead and Alive tells how small-time hood Farace inspired a massive manhunt involving both the mob and the police when he gunned down a federal drug agent.

Every Italian-American is a mafioso and every cop is a long-suffering tough guy. Danza makes a good heavy, but mostly his character is given very little to do, leaving Dead and Alive DOA

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