December 18, 1989 12:00 PM

HBO (Sat., Dec. 16, 8 P.M. ET)

B

Hume Cronyn and Vincent Gardenia star as denizens of a retirement home fighting losing battles against the ravages of time. Despite numerous jokes and a sentimental conclusion, this drama becomes increasingly depressing. Cronyn nonetheless gives a crafty and winning performance as an aging sport still full of wit and vinegar.

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