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The birth of an action icon is among the movies on TV tonight

Tuesday.

Budget Day.

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If you can tear yourself away from all of the economic excitement, there are movies on your television screen to consider.

Here's how it looks on Tuesday 12 October...

The Post – Film4 – 6.45pm

Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep engage in worthy journalism.

Posse – Turner Classic Movies / TCM – 9pm

A group of soldiers turn the tables on a corrupt colonel and abscond with treasure only to find themselves facing deadly consequences. Mario Van Peebles, Billy Zane and Stephen Baldwin star in this '90s revisionist western.

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory – ITV4 – 9pm

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Terrorists take over a train that Steven Seagal happens to be on. Bad news for them.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – Film4 – 9pm

Nobody likes this one, do they?

The Amazing Spider-Man – Sky Showcase – 9.45pm

Andrew Garfield gives the friendly neighbourhood superhero thing a go.

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Rush Hour – ITV4 – 11.05pm

Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan team up to bicker with one another and fight crime.

Mad Max – TCM – 11.25pm

Our main pick this evening.

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In a dystopian future, police officer Max Rockatansky struggles to uphold the law.

Mel Gibson's first outing as the gruff anti-hero that Tom Hardy would eventually inherit.

12 Years a Slave – Film4 – 11.25pm

Chiwetel Ejiofor commands your attention in Steve McQueen's harrowing, unflinching slavery drama.

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North by Northwest – TCM – 1.20am

A classic film noir if you happen to still be awake.