Critics' Choice: Nov. 21, 1988


EVERYBODY'S ALL-AMERICAN. A college star (Dennis Quaid) peaks early; his prom- queen wife (Jessica Lange) piques often; a star-struck bookworm (Timothy Hutton) peeks into their problems. Taylor Hackford's entertaining soap opera polishes the cliches until they shine like movie truths.

A CRY IN THE DARK. A mother's nightmare -- the loss of her baby -- is compounded when she is wrongly convicted of murdering the infant. Meryl Streep is awesomely austere as the second victim in this tough-minded drama, based on a 1980 case in Australia.


WAR AND REMEMBRANCE (ABC, Nov. 13-23). Cast of thousands! Cost of millions! Makes...

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