Picks and Pans Review: Line of Fire: the Morris Dees Story

updated 01/21/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/21/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (Mon., Jan. 21, 9 P.M. ET)


Corbin (L.A. Law) Bernsen stars in this fact-based movie as Dees, a selfless civil rights attorney from Birmingham, Ala., who, a decade ago, was a particularly galling thorn in the side of the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups.

We may be in for a parade of TV hunks showing us their bald spots. Following Ted Danson's lead, Bernsen effectively deglamorizes himself for this part. But the plot is constructed of the same spongy building blocks as most TV movies.

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