Picks and Pans Review: Memories of Murder

updated 07/30/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/30/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Lifetime (Tues., July 31, 9 P.M. ET


The cable channel's first foray into the glamorous high-stakes world of original movies is a murky mystery starring Nancy (RohoCop 2) Allen. She wakes up one morning as a suburban wife with no idea how she got there. The life she recalls in fits and starts is much different—shall we say sleazier? Then there's this lethal dragon lady (Vanity) buzzing around who seems to know the secrets of her past.

Allen brings a convincing vacancy to the role of the amnesiac, and the story, after a confusing opening, unfolds interestingly, if never very suspensefully. Robin Thomas and Olivia Brown also star.

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