Picks and Pans Review: Murder C.o.d.

updated 09/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (Fri., Sept. 21, 9 P.M. ET)

B+

An assassin (William Devane) with more high-tech hardware than Inspector Gadget kills wealthy targets and then bills the unwitting beneficiaries of their deaths. What sounds like an outrageous premise in fact makes for a piquant TV-movie thriller, nicely played by Devane, Patrick Duffy as the police commissioner obsessed with capturing him and Charles Robinson as a detective. Despite some flat stretches, director Alan Metzger does a fine job of tightening the screws of suspense.

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