Prolific director John Hughes’s Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Tuesday, 8.30pm, Eleven), the classic road movie comedy, stars Steve Martin as marketing executive Neal Page, who is desperate to get home to Chicago to see his wife (Laila Robins) and kids for Thanksgiving. When his flight is rerouted to a distant city in Kansas, fate somehow entwines Page with John Candy’s travelling salesman from Chicago in a series of adventures as the mortifications of modern travel are piled upon them. A top cast distinguishes Baltasar Kormakur’s action flick 2 Guns (Saturday, 9.50pm, Seven) along with great staging and cinematography from Oliver Wood. Adapted from the Boom! Studios graphic novels by Blake Masters, it’s an entertaining saga of backstabbing and double crossing as Denzel Washington’s DEA agent and Mark Wahlberg’s naval intelligence officer are both after drug kingpin Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos) but neither knows the other is working as an undercover government agent. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s A Screaming Man (Thursday, 12.05am, SBS) is set amid the chaos of Chad’s civil war as a father makes a sacrifice of his son. Winner of the Jury Prize for best film at Cannes in 2010.