By Joe Queenan
June 24, 1996 12:00 PM

Showtime (Sun., June 23, 8 p.m. ET)


America’s love affair with death row continues as David Strathairn plays a charismatic cop killer with the gift of gab. Philosopher, raconteur, man of the world, Dead Man Talking helps an old girlfriend (Sissy Spacek) deal with her unresolved feelings about their relationship. Strathairn is excellent, while Spacek is her usual ethereal self, but this TV movie makes that cop killer seem just a tad too charming.