December 08, 2003 12:00 PM

TNT (Sat, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. ET)

If Don Johnson bored you during his six-season ride on Nash Bridges, you’ll sit up and take notice of his strong performance here as Ben Tyson, a former Army lieutenant put on trial for a long-ago massacre allegedly committed by his unit in Vietnam. Johnson is so good that you may pardon this TV movie (based on a Nelson DeMille novel) for credibility gaps big enough to drive a tank through. Would a respected national magazine run an exposé of the atrocity without calling noted businessman Tyson for comment? Do we buy for a minute that his wife (Sharon Lawrence) has a scandalous past as a rock groupie? No on both counts. But Johnson makes Tyson’s inner turmoil convincing.

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