Children of Fortune
“Children of Fortune,” a new television movie, will be broadcast on CBS, Wednesday, 11/1/00 at 9-11 PM, ET/PT. In this murder mystery James Brolin stars as a detective and single father who takes his estranged 15-year-old daughter with him on an investigation that leads them into a small Arizona town of polygamists.
This is an involving detective yarn, with an alienated father and daughter learning to appreciate one another along the way. Unable to incorporate the usual amounts of exploitive sexuality, obscene language and brutal violence generally seen in theatrical films, the writers of this TV-film have had to depend on storytelling to capture the attention of its audience. Would that I could say that about a few more films being shown at the local Cineplex.