Picks and Pans Review: Running on Empty

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

There is potential in a film about two fugitive '60s radicals (the excellent Christine Lahti and the execrable Judd Hirsch) on the lam from the FBI with their two sons. But director Sidney Lumet pumps the story full of enough fake uplift to float a dozen turgid TV movies.

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