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HDNET MOVIES Presents a Month of Powerful Biopics in ‘True Story Tuesdays,’ Featuring ‘Into the Wild,’ ‘Elizabeth,’ ‘Glory,’ & More, Every Week in April at 9pE

March 21, 2018

HDNET MOVIES PRESENTS A MONTH OF POWERFUL BIOPICS IN ‘TRUE STORY TUESDAYS,’ FEATURING INTO THE WILDELIZABETHGLORY, & MORE, EVERY WEEK IN APRIL AT 9pE 

Other Highlights Include a Chuck Norris Action Marathon, a ‘Strut Your Stuff’ 6-Pack Featuring DIRTY DANCING 1 & 2, a ‘High Class Comedies’ 4/20 Trio, & More 

Los Angeles – March 21, 2018 – HDNET MOVIES springs into April with a star-studded programming lineup, headlined by a crop of acclaimed biopics in True Story Tuesdays—airing every week at 9pE, all month long. The roster kicks off on April 3 with Christian Bale in Werner Herzog’s Vietnam War drama RESCUE DAWN, followed by Denzel Washington in his Oscar®-winning performance in the 1989 Civil War epic GLORY; and also features Emile Hirsch in INTO THE WILD (April 10);Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett in ELIZABETH (April 17); and John Travolta in the 1976 cult favorite THE BOY IN THE PLASTIC BUBBLE (April 24), among others.

Step into the dojo with action icon Chuck Norris for an explosive six-film celebration in the Nonstop Norris marathon on Saturday, April 7. The day kicks off at 3:45pE with Norris on the trail of a vicious psychopath in HERO AND THE TERROR. Then, Norris goes toe-to-toe with a mutant murderer in SILENT RAGE, at 5:25pE; and races to stop a Soviet spy in INVASION U.S.A. at 7:10pE. The block continues at 9pE with Norris as a Vietnam War hero behind enemy lines in MISSING IN ACTION and MISSING IN ACTION 2: THE BEGINNING at 10:45pE. And Norris embarks on a pair of deadly rescue missions in THE DELTA FORCE at 12:25aE and DELTA FORCE 2: THE COLOMBIAN CONNECTION at 2:35aE. 

Hit the dance floor with HDNET MOVIES, as the network unleashes a night of smooth moves and swingin’ hits in the Strut Your Stuff six-pack on Wednesday, April 11. The block begins at 3:35pE with Baz Luhrmann’s STRICTLY BALLROOM. Next,John Savage shines in Milos Forman’s 1979 adaptation of the groundbreaking Broadway musical HAIR, with Treat Williams, at 5:10pE; followed by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in the beloved 1987 romance DIRTY DANCING at 7:15pE; andKelsey Grammer and Bebe Neuwirth in the Broadway classic FAME at 9pE. Then, Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez sizzle in SHALL WE DANCE?, with Susan Sarandon, at 10:50. The night closes with Diego Luna and Romola Garai in the 2004 sequel DIRTY DANCING: HAVANA NIGHTS at 12:40aE.

Blaze into 4/20 with a trio of chronic classics for the High Class Comedies event on Friday, April 20 at 9pE. Highlights include dynamic duo Cheech & Chong on a wild trip to Amsterdam in CHEECH & CHONG STILL SMOKIN’. Then, the pair head to Sin City with a limo full of dirty money in THINGS ARE TOUGH ALL OVER at 10:35pE. And stoners make a move to rob a powerful kingpin in the 2006 farce PUFF, PUFF, PASS at 12:10aE.

 Also this month, HDNET MOVIES presents the cable premiere of the Oscar®-nominated drama PHILOMENA on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:20pE. Based on a true story, the film stars Judy Dench as a desperate woman searching for the son that was taken from her many decades ago, and Steve Coogan as a captivated journalist who joins her on her quest.  

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

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

True Story Tuesdays—Every Tuesday in April, Starting at 9pE

April 3

  • RESCUE DAWN (2006) – 9pE
  • GLORY (1989) – 11:10pE

April 10

  • NED KELLY (2003) – 9pE
  • INTO THE WILD (2007) – 10:55pE

April 17

  • ELIZABETH (1998) – 9pE
  • ROB ROY (1995) – 11:05pE

April 24

  • THE BOY IN THE PLASTIC BUBBLE (1976) – 9pE
  • JANIS (1974) – 10:40pE

PHILOMENA (2013)—Cable Premiere

  • Wed., April 4 at 9pE

Nonstop Norris—Sat., April 7

  • HERO AND THE TERROR (1988) – 3:45pE
  • SILENT RAGE (1982) – 5:25pE
  • INVASION U.S.A. (1985) – 7:10pE
  • MISSING IN ACTION (1984) – 9pE
  • MISSING IN ACTION 2: THE BEGINNING (1985) – 10:45pE
  • THE DELTA FORCE (1986) – 12:25aE
  • DELTA FORCE 2: THE COLOMBIAN CONNECTION (1990) – 2:35aE

Strut Your Stuff—Wed., April 11

  • STRICTLY BALLROOM (1992) – 3:35pE
  • HAIR (1979) – 5:10pE
  • DIRTY DANCING (1987) – 7:15pE
  • FAME (2009) – 9pE
  • SHALL WE DANCE? (2004) – 10:50pE
  • DIRTY DANCING: HAVANA NIGHTS (2004) – 12:40aE

High Class Comedies—Fri., April 20

  • CHEECH & CHONG STILL SMOKIN’ (1983) – 9pE
  • THINGS ARE TOUGH ALL OVER (1982) – 10:35pE
  • PUFF, PUFF, PASS (2006) – 12:10aE
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