Picks and Pans Review: Frog Girl: the Jenifer Graham Story

updated 10/16/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/16/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (Tues., Oct. 17, 4 P.M. ET)

C-

Here is a made-for-TV movie based on the true case of a California girl who refused to dissect animals in her high school bio class. Graham, played by Ellen Dunning, is an animal lover and vegetarian who found the dissection distasteful. She sued her school when they penalized her for refusing to cut up a frog. Too bad the choppy script makes the heroine more of a whiner than crusader. After all, this mostly lifeless film is not very cutting.

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