Picks and Pans Review: Malcolm Takes a Shot

updated 03/05/1990 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/05/1990 01:00AM

CBS (Tues., March 6, 4 P.M. ET, 3 P.M. PT)

B+

Mario Van Peebles directed this moving Schoolbreak Special about a high school basketball hotshot who must learn to cope with epilepsy and his overdeveloped ego. The cast includes Tony (True Blue) LoBianco, Susan Ruttan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But it's the artful, appealing performances of Jon Clair as Malcolm and Gregory "Mars" Martin as his best friend that make this little bird fly.

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