TELEVISIONA new look at work The Labor Day weekend is all...

WEEKEND PICKS

August 31, 1991|By Steve McKerrow

TELEVISION

A new look at work The Labor Day weekend is all about a holiday from work in celebration of work, so ABC News tonight offers a special on the subject of work. In "Revolution at Work," at 10 o'clock on Channel 13, host Forrest Sawyer examines how the workplace is changing rapidly and how employers must begin to greatly emphasize education and re-education to prepare their workers

for the future. Among the topics are reports on the Saturn, the General Motors automobile whose production process was designed to radically improve the way cars are made in the United States, and the health-care service industry.

"Home Alone" made movie history at the box office, so it follows that it will make more history now that it's been released on video. The John Hughes comedy, in which a couple off to

Paris mistakenly leave one of their children behind, is static for a time, but when it begins to move is a bucket of laughs, particularly if you like the Three Stooges. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern are the burglars who invade the boy's home and wish they hadn't. Macaulay Culkin is the boy. Violence, language. Rating: PG.

Theater

Memorable 'Elephant Man'

Winifred Walsh

An outstanding performance of "The Elephant Man" by Bernard Pomerance is on stage at the Olney Theatre. Set in late 19th century England, the play tells the true story of John Merrick, who was afflicted with a disfiguring disease. This gripping drama, directed by Jim Petosa, features a superb performance by Towson State University graduate Bruce R. Nelson as Merrick. A sideshow freak, Merrick is rescued by a prominent surgeon and begins a better life. Carolyn Swift is excellent as a kind-hearted actress. 8 p.m. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. Tickets: $21/$20. Call 924-3400.

The advertising, apparently unsolicited, is blatant in "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man," as the film's name suggests, but there are more than a few laughs in this new variation on the 1969 "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." Mickey Rourke is the guy on the bike, and Don Johnson is the man who smokes too much. Together, these would-be Robin Hoods stage a robbery to help a friend hold on to his bar. Unfortunately, they steal from a drug king who now wants the men dead. The film has its own pace -- it takes its time. Language, violence, nudity. Rating: R. **

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