A night for going on a 'Last Crusade'

TODAY'S TV

July 18, 1995|By Chris Kridler | Chris Kridler,Sun Staff Writer

Two heroes who are making it big in theaters show up on TV tonight in other film roles, and when you're tired of the repeats, repeats, repeats (did we say repeats?), you might want to check out the cheeky guests on David Letterman's "Late Show."

* "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- It's another quest for Sean Connery. In theaters, he's King Arthur in "First Knight" and in this last film of the Indy Jones trilogy, he plays Indiana's (Harrison Ford) irascible dad, on a quest for the Holy Grail. As in "Raiders of the Lost Ark," there are battles with Nazis and other derring-do -- what more could one want? CBS.

* "Thunderheart" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- What does Batman do in his off-hours? He fights crime, of course. Val Kilmer, who's the current caped crusader in theaters, plays an FBI agent with Native American blood who must come to terms with his own identity as he tries to solve a murder on an Indian reservation. Fox.

* "Rough Guide: San Francisco/Seattle" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- So you're sweltering in that East Coast steambath we call July. It's time for armchair travelers to take a cool, hip, flip trip to the West Coast -- namely San Francisco and Seattle. Your ironic hosts for this "Rough Guide" travelogue are Britons Magenta De Vine and Rajan Datar. PBS.

Cable

* "Inspector Morse: The Wolvercote Tongue" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., A&E) -- The mordant Morse, whose refined taste in classical music is matched only by his bad luck with women, investigates the death of a wealthy woman whose priceless object has vanished.

* "As Summers Die" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., Lifetime) -- "As Summers Die," set in 1959 in Georgia, offers little escape from the heat. In it, an aristocratic Southern family tries to take some oil-rich land from the poor woman who lives there. With Scott Glenn, Jamie Lee Curtis and Bette Davis.

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