Dillinger In Dillinger , Mark Harmon stars as the famous '30s bank robber, and Twin Peaks ' Sherilyn Fenn plays John Dillinger's main moll, Billie Frechette.… Dillinger In Dillinger , Mark Harmon stars as the famous '30s bank robber, and Twin Peaks ' Sherilyn Fenn plays John Dillinger's main moll, Billie Frechette.… Crime Drama Sherilyn Fenn Mark Harmon Patricia Arquette Xander Berkeley
TV Review

Dillinger

EW's GRADE
D

Details Genres: Crime, Drama; With: Sherilyn Fenn and Mark Harmon

In Dillinger, Mark Harmon stars as the famous '30s bank robber, and Twin Peaks' Sherilyn Fenn plays John Dillinger's main moll, Billie Frechette. Two sexy stars — this TV movie must be hot, right? Wrong: The story of Dillinger's rise and fall is slow and aimless, and his pursuit by the FBI will only remind you that director Brian De Palma did this sort of thing better in The Untouchables (1987). As for the actors, Harmon must be the stiffest sexiest-man-alive imaginable; he always looks somewhat annoyed, and when he wants to show that Dillinger is thinking, he frowns ferociously and stops talking. This does not make for exciting TV.

Fenn isn't given much more to do than to run her tongue across her lips and murmur, ''I never thought it would be this good.'' Frankly, Sherilyn, I thought it would be much better. D

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Originally posted Dec 21, 1990 Published in issue #45 Dec 21, 1990 Order article reprints