Edna Buchanan’s Nobody Lives Forever

Miami cop Rick Barrish (Greg Evigan) runs into old high school friend Laurel Trevelyn (Brenda Bakke) and fireworks ensue in more ways than one. Before long, Barrish's partner, Dusty Dustin (Alexandra Powers), finds herself under suspicion for murder and trafficking narcotics.

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Rick Barrish - Greg Evigan Laurel Trevelyn - Brenda Bakke Dusty Dustin - Alexandra Powers

Miami cop Rick Barrish (Greg Evigan) runs into old high school friend Laurel Trevelyn (Brenda Bakke) and fireworks ensue in more ways than one. Before long, Barrish’s partner, Dusty Dustin (Alexandra Powers), finds herself under suspicion for murder and trafficking narcotics.

Former Miami crime reporter Edna Buchanan’s first novel, “Nobody Lives Forever,” bears no other relationship to series of TV films aired on CBS starring Elizabeth Montgomery that featured the author as reporter-protagonist.

Intermingling storylines deal with Barrish’s thwarted attempts to romance his partner; his developing romantic relationship with Trevelyn; suspicions that someone in the cop shop is dealing drugs; and possibly related series of murders. Whole thing reads like a version of “Silk Stalkings” without the appealing protagonists or scantily clad women.

What does that leave, you ask? Precisely. The female leads find it hard to portray women who may or may not be guilty of something, and Evigan doesn’t get much of a chance to show any personality at all. With the possible exception of Kevin Dobson, as Barrish’s boss, remaining characters have little to hang on; they’re dull characters played by anonymous actors.

That said, there have been — and will continue to be — far worse TV movies than “Edna Buchanan’s Nobody Lives Forever,” which is watchable enough. But don’t look for a new franchise here.

Edna Buchanan's Nobody Lives Forever

Telepic; ABC, Thurs. March 26, 9 p.m.

Production: Filmed in Vancouver by O'Hara-Horowitz Prods. Executive producers, Michael O'Hara, Lawrence Horowitz; producer, Tracey Jeffrey; co-producer, Beth Schroeder; supervising producer, Rick Blumenthal; associate producer, Kristine Bamattre; director, Paul Wendkos; script, Camilla Carr, based on the novel by Edna Buchanan.

Crew: Camera, Richard Leiterman; editor, Tom Fries; production designer , Richard Wilcox; sound, Martin Fossum; music, Stacy Widelitz; casting, Ellie Kanner. 2 HOURS.

With: Rick Barrish - Greg Evigan Laurel Trevelyn - Brenda Bakke Dusty Dustin - Alexandra PowersCamera, Richard Leiterman; editor, Tom Fries; production designer, Richard Wilcox; sound, Martin Fossum; music, Stacy Widelitz; casting, Ellie Kanner. 2 HOURS. With: Kevin Dobson, Malcolm Stewart, Lynda Boyd, Gillian Barber, Laura Harris, Venus Terzo, Freddy Andreiuci, Peter Flemming, Aaron Pearl, Eric Schneider, Patti Allan, Ken Kramer, John Novak, Cindy Girling, Rebecca Toolan.

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