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HDNET MOVIES Pays Tribute to Elvis Presley on the 40th Anniversary of his Death Aug. 16

July 17, 2017


Other August Highlights Include a Night of Thrillers Starring Action Icon Wesley Snipes, and an A-List Block Featuring 3 of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Finest Films

And HDNET MOVIES Honors Some of Cinema’s Best Leading Men with a Birthday Event Starring Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, & Ben Affleck, Among Others

Los Angeles – July 17, 2017 – HDNET MOVIES presents an August programming roster packed with premieres and special events, kicking off with It’s Reigning Men, a birthday block on Tuesday, August 1, celebrating six of Hollywood’s best-loved leading men who each have a birthday this month. The festivities start at 5pE with Robert Redford in BRUBAKER; and also features Sean Penn in THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN at 7:15pE; Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s TAXI DRIVER at 9:30pE; and Ben Affleck in the premiere of BOUNCE, at 11:30pE. Then, Patrick Swayze in RED DAWN at 1:20aE; and Richard Gere in INTERNAL AFFAIRS at 3:20aE. The block will re-air on Thursday, August 31 at 5pE.

The network puts the spotlight on seven heart-pounding movies starring Wesley Snipes, on Monday, August 7. The marathon starts at 5pE with BOILING POINT; followed by MONEY TRAIN at 6:40pE; NEW JACK CITY at 8:35pE; and PASSENGER 57 at 10:20pE. Then, Snipes steps into the ring with Ving Rhames in the premiere of UNDISPUTED at 11:50pE; and stars in MURDER AT 1600, at 1:30aE; before the marathon closes with ONE NIGHT STAND at 3:20aE. The block will re-air on Wednesday, August 23 at 5pE.

HDNET MOVIES honors the life and legacy of Philip Seymour Hoffman, presenting three of the Oscar® winner’s finest films in an A-List lineup on Thursday, August 10. The night begins with Hoffman in the network premiere of A MOST WANTED MAN at 6:50pE, followed by DOUBT, with Meryl Streep and Viola Davis, at 9pE and THE MASTER with Joaquin Phoenix at 10:50pE.

The King lives on HDNET MOVIES, as the network pays tribute to Elvis Presley on the 40TH Anniversary of his tragic death with six classic films in the Elvis 40: Honoring The King marathon on Wednesday, August 16 at 7pE. The night begins with the high-stakes musical FRANKIE AND JOHNNY, and the high-flying comedy PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE at 8:30pE. Then, go backstage with Presley in the 1970 concert film ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS at 10:05pE; followed by Elvis as a millionaire-turned-ski instructor in CLAMBAKE at 11:45pE. The night wraps up with back-to-back rock docs delving into the man behind the legend in ELVIS ON TOUR at 1:35aE; and THIS IS ELVIS at 3:20aE.

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit

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

It’s Reigning Men—Tues., August 1

BRUBAKER (1980) – 5pE

THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN (1985) – Premiere – 7:15pE

TAXI DRIVER (1976) – 9:30pE

BOUNCE (2000) – Premiere – 11:30pE

RED DAWN (1984) – 1:20aE

INTERNAL AFFAIRS (1990) – 3:20aE

Wesley Snipes Marathon—Mon., August 7

BOILING POINT (1993) – 5pE

MONEY TRAIN (1995) – 6:40pE

NEW JACK CITY (1991) – 8:35pE

PASSENGER 57 (1992) – 10:20pE

UNDISPUTED (2002) – Premiere – 11:50pE

MURDER AT 1600 (1997) – 1:30aE

ONE NIGHT STAND (1997) – Premiere – 3:20aE

The A-List: Philip Seymour Hoffman—Thurs., August 10

A MOST WANTED MAN (2014) – Premiere – 6:50pE

DOUBT (2008) – Premiere – 9pE

THE MASTER (2012) – 10:50pE

ELVIS 40: Honoring The King—Wed., August 16



ELVIS: THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (1970) – 10:05pE

CLAMBAKE (1967) – 11:45pE

ELVIS ON TOUR (1972) – 1:35aE

THIS IS ELVIS (1981) – 3:20aE


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