Noteworthy films, with mini-reviews by Times critics.
Tequila Sunrise (Cinemax Monday at 8 p.m.): Writer-director Robert Towne draws upon his wry Chandleresque view of Los Angeles, as he did in his script for "Chinatown," to define a keenly observed contemporary tale of timeless moral ambiguity, involving a disturbingly complex and equivocal drug dealer (Mel Gibson), his high school pal, now a cop (Kurt Russell) and a beautiful restaurateur (Michelle Pfeiffer).
The Offence (A&E Friday at 6 p.m., again at 10 p.m.): A splendid, unjustly neglected 1973 British film in which Sean Connery, at his very best under Sidney Lumet's direction, plays a veteran police sergeant, haunted by years of contact with terrible crimes, who's on the brink of a total breakdown.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Disney Friday at 7 p.m., again at 2:30 a.m., TMC at 11 p.m.; TMC Saturday at 12:30 p.m., again at 9 p.m.): Dense, satisfying, feverishly inventive and a technical marvel, this 1988 live-action/animation blockbuster hit is a sort of inked-in film noir with outrageous sight gags. Bob Hoskins stars as a seedy gumshoe, and the film's mystery plot involves a last, great roundup of cartoon stars. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, with Oscar winner Richard Williams serving as director of animation.