Tom Hanks and Jessica Tandy dominate weekend cable screens
Tom Hanks, Robert Preston and Jessica Tandy star in movies playing this holiday weekend on broadcast and cable stations.
Take a look.
Friday, July 3
Saving Private Ryan (1998): What if a brave citizen soldier tries to save his men in the days immediately following D-Day during World War II? Tom Hanks was Oscar nominated. 8 p.m. TNT.
50/50 (2011): What if a thoughtful young man finds himself in a life-and-death battle with aggressive cancer? Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star. 8 p.m. Flix.
Saturday, July 4
1776 (1972): What if a collection of politicians let personal views influence their aspirations for the birth of the United States? Adapted from the Tony-winning Broadway musical. 2:30 p.m. TCM.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942): What if a brash song-and-dance man captures the essence of Americana for the Broadway stage? James Cagney won an Oscar. 5:30 p.m. TCM.
Gladiator (2000): What if the heroes of the Roman Empire find themselves trying to overcome the challenges of the day? Russell Crowe won an Oscar. 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sundance.
The Music Man (1962): What if a smooth-talking music salesman arrives in a small town to start a boys’ band? Robert Preston stars in the hit adaptation of the stage musical. 8 p.m. TCM.
Sunday, July 5
Jurassic Park (1993): What if a somewhat greedy, perhaps misguided entrepreneur comes up with an outrageous idea for an over-the-top amusement park? Laura Dern and dinosaurs star. 4 p.m. Syfy.
A League of Their Own (1992): What if daring women find themselves playing baseball in the nation’s first professional league for female athletes? Geena Davis and Tom Hanks star. 6 p.m. CMT.
Driving Miss Daisy (1989): What if a strong-willed woman and a kind-hearted man share a lifetime of friendship? Jessica Tandy won an Oscar, and the movie was named Best Picture. 8 p.m. TCM.