Picks and Pans Review: Always Remember I Love You

updated 12/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (Sun., Dec. 23, 9 P.M. ET)

B

Shortly after his 16th birthday, Stephen (Who's the Dummy) Dorff finds out that he was adopted. Worse, he was placed with his wealthy parents (David Birney and Joan Van Ark) by a shady lawyer who, it is revealed, has been stealing babies for years.

Dorff tracks down his natural parents (Richard Masur and Patty Duke), a working-class couple with two more children.

The film has moments of sharp emotional impact, though it's often unconvincing. Dorff is a disappointment and is outshone by Jarred Blanchard, who brings a Timothy Hutton quality to his younger brother role. Both sets of parents are very good. You expect that from Masur and Duke; Birney and Van Ark outdo themselves.

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