TV Wednesday: A French Cop in the US, Racehorses and Sledgehammers | Television


belleville cop
Cinemundo, 8:40 pm

When Roland, an old friend who has lived in Miami for years, is found murdered by a group linked to drug trafficking after testifying as a witness for the prosecution, French policeman Sebastian “Baaba” Bouchard is devastated. It is then that he decides to travel to the US to help solve the crime. But everything gets complicated when he realizes that his lucky partner is Ricardo Garcia, a local policeman totally averse to the methods used by the French police. An action comedy directed and written by Rachid Bouchareb in 2018, with Omar Sy, Luis Guzmán, Biyouna and Franck Gastambide, among others.

American Graffiti – New Generation
AXN Movies, 9:10 pm

A long time ago, 1973, in a galaxy as close as our own galaxy, George Lucas signed this film coming of age set in 1962, during the last day of summer vacation for a group of recent high school graduates. Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, it takes place over the course of a single night, with a lot of rock’n’roll and cars in the mix. The cast includes names like Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Mackenzie Phillips, Cindy Williams or Harrison Ford. The channel also airs the 1979 sequel, signed by Bill L. Norton, tomorrow.

There are unlucky days
Fox Movies, 9:15 pm

Life does not go well for Slevin (Josh Hartnett): the building where he lives has its days numbered, his identity card has been stolen and, to end in glory, he caught his girlfriend with another… To escape Los Angeles and of his problems, he takes refuge at a friend’s house in New York. But his bad luck will speak louder. In the underworld of New York, two crime lords, former partners, are now arch enemies. And in the midst of attacks, people mistake Slevin for his friend, a scapegoat. But is everything as it seems? A 2006 film by Scotsman Paul McGuigan.


Race Horses
RTP1, 21:01

Created and directed by André Santos and Marco Leão, a duo that made their debut in short films and went on to television with the making of Red light, this series that now debuts takes place in 1981. At the center of it all is a locksmith and his girlfriend, who commit small robberies to fulfill their dream of becoming owners of a house. But things get complicated. In the cast, Tomás Alves, Teresa Tavares, Miguel Guilherme, Filipa Areosa, Soraia Chaves, Maria João Pinho and João Vicente. Music is by Xinobi. Each episode is also available on RTP Play at 12h.

Fleishman in Trouble
Disney+, streaming

In 2019, journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner of The New York Times wrote a novel that, last year, she adapted for television. That series now arrives on Disney+, with Jesse Eisenberg as a 40-something New York hepatologist who, post-divorce, begins navigating the city’s dating apps. Soon after, his ex-wife disappears. The cast also includes Lizzy Caplan, Claire Danes and Adam Brody.


become marilyn
RTP2, 23:27

To mark the 60th anniversary of the tragic death of Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), who was born Norma Jeane Mortenson, a documentary by the French channel ARTE signed by Michèle Dominici. The idea is to look at the actress’s life and work in the light of a post-#MeToo world, in which the dynamics and issues of gender violence at the time and environment in which Monroe lived are rethought.


The Muppets in Space (VP)
AXN Movies, 09:42

In 1999, the Muppets went into space in this Tim Hill film that marked the puppets’ first cinematic adventure other than a musical, with Kermits and the other Muppets trying to save Gonzo and Rizzo. The channel still dedicates the day to Sherlock Gnomesby John Stevenson loraxby Chris Renaud and Emoji: The Movieby Tony Leondis.


Champions League: Inter vs FCP
TVI, 7:50 pm

In the round of 16 of the Champions League, Inter de Milan receives Futebol Clube do Porto for the first leg of this confrontation.

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