Picks and Pans Review: Dangerous Passion

updated 03/26/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/26/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

ABC (Sun., March 25, 9 P.M. ET)

C-

Take a tale of money, murder and passion and stock it with not one but two matinee idols, and how could it miss? Let me count the ways. First, you could spend too much time on specious character development as security systems expert Carl Weathers slowly compromises his scruples with the help of corrupt rich man Billy Dee Williams and his alluring wife, Lonette McKee. Compound that with substandard action scenes, bad writing and bad acting—with the exception of Tony Di Benedetto, who makes a sublimely reliable hood. Still, its macho star power and opulent settings—next to Billy Dee's mansion and motor pool, the Carringtons look like pikers—make this TV movie much more watchable than it should be.

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