TELEVISION: ALL BIG YUKS

SURPRISINGLY, A FROTHY TV MOVIE FROM JOHN WOO

In this, the dawn of the v-chip age, it is hard to understand how John Woo has found a place on prime-time network television. As you may already know if you are on the cutting edge of moviegoing, Woo is one of the pre-eminent auteurs of Hong Kong filmmaking, a master of somber, lyrical and unrelentingly bloody action films. He had his first U.S. hit earlier this year with Broken Arrow, and breaks new American ground this month with his first-ever made-for-TV movie, John Woo's Once a Thief (Fox, Sept. 29, 8 p.m. EDT).

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