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Plumber pretends to be casting director so he can meet women

August 21, 2004

Saturday, Aug. 21


7:25 p.m. on the Sundance Channel

"Pipe Dream"

A plumber (Martin Donovan) pretends he's casting a movie; it's a way to meet women who won't date plumbers. The script is stolen from a neighbor (Mary-Louise Parker) with whom he had a fling, but she plays along when it seems the ruse might lead to a real film.

8 p.m. on ABC

"The Road to El Dorado"

Long-ago comical con men travel the world in search of gold in this 2000 animated feature. The voice cast includes Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Rosie Perez, Armand Assante, Edward James Olmos and Elton John.

8 p.m. on HBO

"Johnny English"

In this spoof of the James Bond genre, all of the top British spies are suddenly dead. So a clueless functionary (Rowan Atkinson) must try to recover the stolen crown jewels and stop an evil Frenchman (John Malkovich) from usurping the throne.

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9 p.m. on the Sci-Fi Channel

"Raptor Island"

A search for a kidnapped scientist gets more complicated when the would-be rescuers run into a herd of dinosaurs that - no surprise - don't like people. Lorenzo Lamas, Hayley Dumond and Steven Bauer star.

9 p.m. on Starz

"Spy Kids 3: Game Over"

The third in the "Spy Kids" series finds Carmen (Alexa Vega) trapped in a video game controlled by the evil Toymaker (Sylvester Stallone), and of course Juni (Daryl Sabara) must try to rescue her. Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino also return.

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