Picks and Pans Review: Perry Mason: the Case of the All-Star Assassin

updated 11/20/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/20/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

NBC (Sun., Nov. 19, 9 P.M. ET)

B-

Raymond Burr is back as America's crusty defense attorney—Perry, defending a washed-up hockey star accused of killing a team owner. It's full of flaws.

First, Jason Beghe is unbelievable as the hockey player. Second, the spoiled rich girl (Alexandra Paul) who intrudes on the case is a dopey contrivance. Lastly, the best part of the movie, Pernell Roberts as the duplicitous owner, is killed off after 15 minutes. Case dismissed.

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