The greed and scandal of the 80s takes a pounding in CLUB FED, but it's the viewer who feels the real pain. Clownish jokes and hammy vaudeville performances render the satire virtually toothless, and one has to be a hopeless celebrity-spotter to derive any real pleasure from the
Club Fed is an experimental minimum-security federal prison where wealthy and prominent convicts are "rehabilitated" via swimming pools, tennis courts and luxurious condo-style cells. Crazed FBI official Vince Hooligan (the normally sedate Joseph Campanella in a frenzied performance) wants to
shut down the place for his own devious reasons, and he sends Howard Polk (Lance ...