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HDNET MOVIES Holiday Programming Highlights Featuring Christmas, Boxing Day and NYE Marathons

November 29, 2016

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HDNET MOVIES DELIVERS A SLEIGH-FULL OF CINEMATIC FAVORITES THIS DECEMBER FEATURING CURATED LINE-UPS FOR CHRISTMAS, BOXING DAY, NEW YEAR’S EVE AND MORE

Highlights Include a Double Serving of ‘Christmas Grits’ with John Wayne and Jeff Bridges in ‘True Grit’ Dec. 25, a ‘Boxing Day Knockout’ Featuring ‘Cinderella Man’ and more Dec. 26, and a ‘Race to the New Year’ with High-Octane Favorites Including ‘Speed’ and ‘Flight of the Phoenix’ Dec. 31

STYX Legend Tommy Shaw Hosts a Week of ‘Not So Silent Nights’ Dec. 5-11 with a Music Doc and Film Each Night

Los Angeles – November 29, 2016 – HDNET MOVIES is comin’ to town with a sleigh-full of acclaimed documentaries, action epics, gritty Westerns and more—airing in primetime, all month long.

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Saddle up with HDNET MOVIES Christmas Day, as the network serves up a double serving of Christmas Grits in the TRUE GRIT two-pack, beginning with John Wayne in his Oscar®-winning performance as Rooster Cogburn, a brash U.S. Marshal who teams up with Texas Ranger Glenn Campbell to track down the man who killed a girl’s father in the 1969 classic TRUE GRIT, with Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper, at 9pE. Then, Jeff Bridges steps into Cogburn’s spurs in The Coen Brothers’ Oscar®-nominated 2010 remake TRUE GRIT, with Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin, at 11:15pE.

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Step into the ring with HDNET MOVIES on Monday, December 26, for a hard-hitting Boxing Day Knockout marathon boasting a top-tier fight card featuring Russell Crowe as a Depression Era fighter who becomes a hero for America in Ron Howard’s CINDERELLA MAN, with Renée Zellweger, at 9pE. Next, action icon Jean-Claude Van Damme seeks revenge against the man who paralyzed his brother in KICKBOXER, at 11:30pE. And Nicolas Cage unravels a twisted web of lies and deceit at the Heavyweight Boxing Championship in Brian De Palma’s SNAKE EYES, with Gary Sinise, at 1:15aE.

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HDNET MOVIES starts the New Year’s festivities off with a bang in an explosive Race To The New Year on Saturday, December 31 at 7pE. The night kicks off with Keanu Reeves as a cop who must stop a bomb-strapped bus from detonating in the 1994 Oscar®-winner SPEED, with Sandra Bullock and Dennis Hopper. Bullock is back in action, racing to stop madman Willem Dafoe from blowing up a cruise ship in SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROL, at 9pE. Then, firefighters Kurt Russell and William Baldwin work to solve a string of arsons in Ron Howard’s BACKDRAFT, with Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland and Jennifer Jason Leigh, at 11:10pE. And Dennis Quaid leads a group of crash survivors on a daring desert escape in FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, with Tyrese Gibson, at 1:35aE.

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STYX legend Tommy Shaw hosts a full week of Not So Silent Nights Dec. 5 to 11 featuring a special music documentary and film pairing each night starting at 7pE. The lineup includes The Flaming Lips, Run DMC, and John Waters in JINGLE BELL ROCKS!, and Tom Hanks in THAT THING YOU DO! (Dec. 5); the in-depth Elvis doc THIS IS ELVIS, and the imaginative crime drama ELVIS LIVES! (Dec. 6); the Janis Joplin rock doc JANIS, and Prince in GRAFFITI BRIDGE (Dec. 7); the Bob Marley feature MARLEY, and the music industry crime epic THE HARDER THEY COME (Dec. 8); ROGER WATERS: THE WALL and comedy DETROIT ROCK CITY (Dec. 9); Dave Navarro in MOURNING SON, and Mark Whalberg and Jennifer Aniston in ROCK STAR (Dec. 10); and The Who in THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, followed by their 1975 rock opus TOMMY, with Elton John and Jack Nicholson (Dec. 11).

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.hdnetmovies.com/schedules.

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

Not So Silent Night Block—Monday, Dec. 5—Sunday, Dec. 11

December 5

JINGLE BELL ROCKS! (2013) – Network Premiere – 7pE

THAT THING YOU DO! (1996) – 8:40pE

December 6

THIS IS ELVIS (1981) – Network Premiere – 7pE

ELVIS LIVES! (2016) – Network Premiere – 8:50pE

December 7

JANIS (1974) – Network Premiere – 7pE

GRAFFITI BRIDGE (1990) – Network Premiere – 8:40pE

December 8

MARLEY (2012) – Network Premiere – 7pE

THE HARDER THEY COME (1972) – Network Premiere – 9:30pE

December 9

ROGER WATERS: THE WALL (2014) – Network Premiere – 7pE

DETROIT ROCK CITY (1999) – 9:20pE

December 10

MOURNING SON (2015) – Network Premiere – 7pE

ROCK STAR (2001) – 8:50pE

December 11

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (1979) – 7pE

TOMMY (1975) – 8:55pE

Christmas Grits Two-Pack—Sunday, Dec. 25

TRUE GRIT (1969) – 9pE

TRUE GRIT (2010) – 11:15pE

Boxing Day Knockout—Monday, Dec. 26

CINDERELLA MAN (2005) – 9pE

KICKBOXER (1989) – 11:30pE

SNAKE EYES (1998) – 1:15aE

Race To The New Year—Saturday, Dec. 31

SPEED (1994) – 7pE

SPEED 2: CRUISE CONTROL (1997) – 9pE

BACKDRAFT (1991) – 11:10pE

FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (2004) – 1:35aE

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