Films on TV Tonight, Friday 27 July

Clint Eastwood directs Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon in Mystic River before a late-night showing of that man Danny Boyle's Trainspotting

MASH – 9:00pm, More4
 
Robert Altman’s Oscar-nominated satirical comedy drama set in a Korean War field hospital about a group of American surgeons who set out on a path of drinking, womanising and practical jokes to forget the horrors they are witnessing.
 
Mystic River – 10:00pm, ITV3
 
Clint Eastwood-directed murder mystery starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon as a group of childhood friends who are forced to confront a horrific secret from their past when one of their daughters is brutally murdered.
 
Boyz N the Hood – 10:00pm, Sky Movies Modern Greats
 
Director John Singleton was only 23 years old when he masterminded this excellent urban drama featuring Larry Fishburne, Ice Cube and Cuba Gooding Jr. Set on the streets of LA in 1984, it follows Tre Styles whose decision to steer clear of drugs and violence is challenged when teenage gang wars invade his neighbourhood.
 
Quantum of Solace – 10:30pm, ITV2
 
Daniel Craig’s second Bond outing picks up where Casino Royale left off, with 007 on a quest for answers after the death of his lover, Vesper Lynd – a journey that leads him to the door of Quantum, a mysterious organisation fronted by eco-campaigner Dominic Greene.
 
Trainspotting – 11:15pm, Film4
 
Danny Boyle (architect of tonight’s Olympic Opening Ceremony) directs Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller in this hard-hitting drama, following the disintegrating relationship between four Edinburgh friends as they descend into heroin addiction and petty-crime.
 
American Graffiti – 2:35am, ITV1
 
George Lucas’s nostalgia-packed comedy drama set in 1962 about four small-town high school graduates who spend a summer’s night cruising the streets and chasing girls as they contemplate their futures.

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