Picks and Pans Review: Great Balls of Fire!

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

What was easily the wasted movie opportunity of the year features hot property Dennis Quaid, mugging as frantically as if he were in a grimacing contest. Meanwhile the fascinating real-life story of pioneer rocker (and major head case) Jerry Lee Lewis is slipping through director Jim McBride's hands.

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