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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television Free To Air -

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.

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