Picks and Pans Review: New on Video

updated 08/28/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/28/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>DISMAL DUNES: BEACHES

The music—including "Under the Boardwalk," and "The Wind Beneath My Wings"—is nice. Mayim Bialik and Marcie Leeds-playing Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey as girls—are cute. Otherwise, this tale of stormy friendship drones on, with Midler overacting wretchedly. (Touchstone)

CHRONIC DRIP: TAP

Gregory Hines faces an odd career choice—jewel thief or tap dancer—in a sorry musical helped by a corps of old hoofers. (RCA/Columbia)

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