BY NEIL GENZLINGER
Who knows what emotion ABC was hoping to stir in the audience with tonight's made-for-television movie about Gilda Radner, the comedian who shone so brightly on "Saturday Night Live" and died of ovarian cancer at 42. Perhaps sympathy. Perhaps nostalgia. Almost certainly not annoyance. Yet annoying is the word that best describes this clumsy biography, "Gilda Radner: It's Always Something," based on Radner's autobiography. A story that should have power and pathos instead seems like just one long cliché, drenched in saccharin and syrupy music.
Cast: Jami Gertz, Tom Rooney, George Wyner, Eric Siegel, John Viener, Danilo Di Julio, Patrick Fischler, Marcia Bennett, Maureen Ross Neilson, Jennifer Irwin, Dixie Seatle, Kathryn Winslow, Ari Cohen, Lisa Messinger, Mather Zickel