Picks and Pans Review: Turn Back the Clock

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

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

NBC (Mon., Nov. 20, 9 P.M. ET)

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An actress (Connie Sellecca) shoots and kills her director husband (David Dukes) on New Year's Eve. Before the body is found, she wishes aloud she could live the year over to avoid the events that led to the shooting. Shazam! Wish granted.

However, she soons learns that being armed with foresight is a curse, that fate defeats her every effort to elude it.

That synopsis sounds like a regulation fantasy. But thanks to stylish direction by Larry Elikann, the Manhattan-Malibu settings and a fine supporting cast, including Gene Barry as the wife's lawyer, Jere (Dear John) Burns as her poet friend, Wendy (Midnight Caller) Kilbourne as the femme fatale, Turn Back the Clock turns out to be a classy suspense film.

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