Picks and Pans Review: The Whereabouts of Jenny

UPDATED 01/14/1991 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 01/14/1991 at 01:00 AM EST

ABC (Mon., Jan. 14, 9 P.M. ET)


Ed O'Neill plays a San Francisco bar owner and devoted weekend daddy who goes wild when his daughter (Cassy Friel) disappears into the Witness Relocation Program along with his ex-wife (Almost Grown's Eve Gordon) and her drug-dealing boyfriend. He hires an investigator (Equal Justice's Debrah Farentino) to find his child.

What begins as a terrifically taut drama loses steam as it proceeds, through no fault of a fine cast, including Lee (Lenny) Garlington, Steven (21 Jump Street) Williams, Dan (The Tortellis) Hedaya, Mike Farrell and Dakin Matthews.

O'Neill, trying to escape the dirtbox image with which his Married...with Children role of Al Bundy has saddled him, is a paragon of believability as the easygoing but determined father.

The movie's executive producer, Tony Danza, appears briefly as a brawling bar patron—an ironic cameo in light of his past nocturnal troubles.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters