Picks and Pans Review: Face to Face

updated 01/29/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/29/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (Wed., Jan. 24, 9 P.M. ET)


Elizabeth (Bewitched) Montgomery is a paleontologist looking for the world's oldest hominid fossil. Returning to her dig in Kenya, she finds a miner, Robert Foxworth, trampling around digging up meerschaum. Stick that in your pipe.

They meet mad and stay antagonistic right up until the moment when—surprise—they fall in love. (Foxworth and Montgomery are a real-life couple.)

It's predictable, full of hokey humor and dopey dialogue: "Three million years old. That makes it the oldest human fossil ever found." "If you don't count my ex-father-in-law." This bush romance would be unbearable were it not for its beautiful Kenyan locations.

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