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Mini review: ABC's 'The Forgotten'

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"The Forgotten" (9 p.m. Tuesday, WLS-Channel 7): One and a half stars. Such excellent intentions - and such insipid viewing. Jerry Bruckheimer shines a dim light on a network of volunteers who work to put a name to the 40,000 unidentified remains in the United States. Christian Slater plays a former police officer whose 8-year-old daughter was kidnapped. He works through his grief by helping other families get closure. His real-life counterparts are no doubt inspiring people, but the self-congratulatory tone of the show grates. There's not a lot of action, unless you count handing out flyers. And relying on voice-overs from the dead victims? That's just unforgiveable.

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