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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an Antonio Banderas Movie Block on HDNET MOVIES May 5

April 11, 2016

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CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO WITH AN ANTONIO BANDERAS MOVIE BLOCK ON HDNET MOVIES FEATURING ‘DESPERADO,’ ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO’ & ‘THE MASK OF ZORRO,’ MAY 5 AT 8pE

Action Rules in the ‘Weekend Rush’ Block, with Tommy Lee Jones in the Network Premiere of ‘THE HUNTED’ & Sly Stallone in ‘CLIFFHANGER’ on May 7 at 6:20pE

Blast Off This Memorial Day with ‘STAR TREK’ Epics ‘THE WRATH OF KAHN,’ ‘THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK,’ & ‘THE FINAL FRONTIER’ on May 30 at 10aE

Los Angeles – April 11, 2016 – HDNET MOVIES unleashes a fully-loaded May programming roster, featuring action epics and sci-fi favorites, headlined by the “Cinco de Mayo Movie Marathon” on Thursday, May 5 at 8pE; the “Weekend Rush” block on Saturday, May 7 at 6:20pE; and the five-film “Keep On Trekkin’” Memorial Day Marathon on Monday, May 30, starting at 10aE.

HDNET MOVIES heads south of the border with a trio of hits starring Antonio Banderas in the “Cinco de Mayo Movie Marathon” on Thursday, May 5. The festivities begin at 8pE with Banderas as El Mariachi, a gun-slinging guitarist out for revenge in the Robert Rodriguez thriller DESPERADO, with Quentin Tarantino and Salma Hayek. Then, El Mariachi is back in action, teaming up with eccentric FBI agent Johnny Depp to take down a drug lord in ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, at 9:50pE. And Anthony Hopkins trains Banderas to be the ultimate hero in THE MASK OF ZORRO, with Catherine Zeta-Jones, at 11:35pE.

HDNET MOVIES presents a hard-hitting lineup of action classics in the “Weekend Rush” block on Saturday, May 7, starting with Tommy Lee Jones as an FBI agent tasked with bringing Benicio Del Toro’s skilled killer to justice in the network premiere of THE HUNTED, at 6:20pE. Next, action icon Sylvester Stallone gets entangled in a Rocky Mountain search for a hundred million dollars in CLIFFHANGER, with John Lithgow, at 8pE, followed by MMA star Gina Carano as a black ops specialist embroiled in an international manhunt in HAYWIRE, with Channing Tatum, Michael Douglas, and Ewan McGregor, at 9:55pE. And Clint Eastwood races to stop an assassination attempt in IN THE LINE OF FIRE, with John Malkovich and Rene Russo, at 11:35pE.

HDNET MOVIES boldly goes where no man has gone before in the “Keep On Trekkin’” Memorial Day Marathon beginning Monday, May 30, at 10aE, as William Shatner takes control of the Enterprise to stop an alien force from destroying Earth in STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, with Leonard Nimoy and George Takei. The journey continues as the Enterprise crew goes toe-to-toe with a cunning nemesis in STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, with Ricardo Montalban, at 12:20pE, and risk their lives to bring an old friend home in STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK, at 2:20pE. Then, Spock’s sinister sibling sends the crew on a quest for God in STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER at 4:15pE. And Patrick Stewart uncovers a Federation conspiracy in STAR TREK: INSURRECTION, with Jonathan Frakes, at 6:10pE. The marathon encores at 8pE.

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.hdnetmovies.com/schedules. In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month.

HDNET MOVIES May highlights are as follows (all times eastern):

Cinco de Mayo Movie Marathon

Thursday, May 5

DESPERADO (1995) – 8:00pE

ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO (2003) – 9:50pE

THE MASK OF ZORRO (1998) – 11:35pE

Weekend Rush

Saturday, May 7

THE HUNTED (2003) – 6:20pE

CLIFFHANGER (1993) – 8:00pE

HAYWIRE (2011) – 9:55pE

IN THE LINE OF FIRE (1993) – 11:35pE

Keep On Trekkin’ Memorial Day Marathon

Monday, May 30

STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979) – 10:00aE

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982) – 12:20pE

STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (1984) – 2:20pE

STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER (1989) – 4:15pE

STAR TREK: INSURRECTION (1998) – 6:10pE

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