Picks and Pans Review: Storm and Sorrow

updated 11/26/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/26/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

Lifetime (Thurs., Nov. 22, 9 P.M. ET)

B-

This is the story of Molly Higgins, a rather inexperienced mountain climber who in 1974 took part in a prestigious international expedition up the towering Pamir Range in the Soviet Union, a climb on which several people died.

Though lacking in drama, the film is a handsome adventure. As Higgins, Lori Singer ably handles the considerable rigors of the role. It's hard to tell the male climbers apart. They all have five-day beards and are often wearing goggles.

Watching this, I kept feeling sorry for the cameramen who had to lug their equipment around the slopes of Austria, where the production was shot. The avalanche scenes were filmed on a cavernous refrigerated soundstage in Hungary.

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