Cinema: Split Ticket

THE SEDUCTION OF JOE TYNAN Directed by Jerry Schatzberg Written by Alan Alda

After a series of strike-outs like last year's Same Time, Next Year and California Suite, Alan Alda has finally made good. In The Seduction of Joe Tynan —forget the dreadful title—he at last gives a movie performance that captures the brittle tenderness of his work on TV's M*;A*;S*H. As Tynan, a likable liberal Senator from New York, Alda usually ends up on the side of right, yet he manages to take the sanctimoniousness out of heroism. His Senator is self-critical, unpretentious and witty. He also looks great in a...

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