Ride Off Into the Sunset with HDNET MOVIES in March
March 1, 2016
RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET WITH HDNET MOVIES IN AN ACTION-PACKED MARCH PROGRAMMING LINEUP FEATURING THE “SADDLE UP!” WESTERNS BLOCK ON FRIDAY, MARCH 4 AT 4:10pE AND A CLINT EASTWOOD MARATHON ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5 AT 6:30pE
Other Highlights Include a Night of Burt Reynolds Classics on March 6, and a Serial Killer Three-Pack Featuring HANNIBAL and RED DRAGON on March 13
Los Angeles – March 1, 2016 – HDNET MOVIES presents a star-studded lineup packed with gun-slinging epics, heart-stopping suspense, modern favorites, and iconic classics starring some of Hollywood’s biggest names, airing throughout March. This month’s roster features Clint Eastwood in the network premiere of LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA, and Burt Reynolds in the network premieres of DRIVEN and CANNONBALL RUN II, as well as a night of Old West favorites; and a trio of serial killer thrillers.
Highlights of HDNET MOVIES’ March lineup are as follows:
Saddle Up! Westerns Block—Fri., Mar. 4 at 4:10pE
Ride off into the sunset with a posse of Western hits, featuring James Coburn and Kris Kristofferson in PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID. Then, Harrison Ford and Gene Wilder form an unlikely friendship in THE FRISCO KID at 6:10pE, followed by Mel Gibson as a sly gambler in MAVERICK, with James Garner, at 8:10pE. And William Holden and Ernest Borgnine look for one last score in THE WILD BUNCH, at 10:20pE.
Clint Eastwood Marathon—Sat., Mar. 5 at 6:30pE
HDNET MOVIES salutes Clint Eastwood with a special four-pack of titles that bring the scope of his career to life. First, Eastwood stars as an ex-bounty hunter in JOE KIDD at 6:30pE. Then, Eastwood directs a stirring account of war from the perspective of Japanese soldiers in the network premiere of LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA, at 8pE, followed by his signature role as anti-hero Harry Callahan in DIRTY HARRY, at 10:25pE. Finally, Eastwood goes where no man has gone before in SPACE COWBOYS, with Tommy Lee Jones, at 12:10aE
Burt Reynolds Marathon Sun., Mar. 6 at 8pE
Hit the road with the ultimate man’s man, Burt Reynolds, in an action-packed block featuring Reynolds as a hotshot NASCAR driver in STROKER ACE, with Loni Anderson. Then, Reynolds shines in a pair of network premieres, featuring DRIVEN, with Sylvester Stallone, at 9:40pE, followed by the 1984 fan-favorite CANNONBALL RUN II, with Frank Sinatra and Jackie Chan, at 11:40pE.
Serial Killer Sunday—Sun., Mar. 13 at 8pE
Some of cinema’s most sinister villains take over in this thrilling three-pack starring Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in HANNIBAL, with Julianne Moore. Next, Hannibal helps Edward Norton hunt down a cunning psycho in the prequel RED DRAGON, with Ralph Fiennes, at 10:15pE. To close the night, Kevin Costner stars as a family man with a murderous alter ego in MR. BROOKS, with William Hurt, at 12:25aE
For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.hdnetmovies.com/schedules. Some of the movies described are scheduled for additional broadcasts throughout the month.
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