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
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.