August 08, 1983 12:00 PM


CBS (9-11 p.m. ET)

This movie is television’s answer to Midnight Express, and like the Oscar-nominated film, it’s based on a true story: A young American is trying to escape a Mexican jail where he is held on drug charges. Timothy Bottoms is the prisoner whose accomplices in his escape are fellow Americans Kay Lenz and Colleen Dewhurst. The drama is predictable but there are some moments of suspense. (Repeat)

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