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Chinatown

Chinatown

Rating: R
Year: 1974
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Director: Roman Polanski
Synopsis: A hard-boiled private investigator finds himself mixed up in a case involving a beautiful widow whose corrupt and pervasive family secret taints everything it touches.
Run Time: 2:10

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Wed, Oct 1st - 3:35 AM ET
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The Conversation

The Conversation

Rating: PG
Year: 1974
Cast: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Synopsis: An obsessive surveillance expert mistakenly accepts a job with a powerful businessman and ultimately becomes involved in a murder plot.
Run Time: 1:53

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Wed, Oct 1st - 4:30 PM ET
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Thu, Oct 16th - 4:30 PM ET
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Sun, Oct 26th - 6:30 PM ET
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Mon, Oct 27th - 2:35 AM ET
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Once Upon a Time in the West

Once Upon a Time in the West

Rating: PG-13
Year: 1968
Cast: Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards
Director: Sergio Leone
Synopsis: Sergio Leone's epic western about a desperado and a mysterious stranger hired by a widow to find the assassin who killed her husband.
Run Time: 2:45

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Sat, Oct 4th - 4:30 PM ET
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Sun, Oct 12th - 6:00 PM ET
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Mon, Oct 13th - 1:45 AM ET
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Mon, Oct 20th - 6:10 PM ET
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The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther

Rating: NR
Year: 1963
Cast: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner
Director: Blake Edwards
Synopsis: Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) is a bumbling detective intent on finding the famous Pink Panther Diamond after it is stolen by the Phantom, a world renowned jewel thief.
Run Time: 1:55

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Sun, Oct 5th - 6:30 PM ET
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Sat, Oct 11th - 1:30 AM ET
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Tue, Oct 21st - 4:30 PM ET
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Rating: TV-G
Year: 1956
Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, King Donovan
Director: Don Siegel
Synopsis: Aliens invade the bodies of a small town's residents. The local doctor is the only one that can restore the humanity that was once present.
Run Time: 1:20

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Fri, Oct 10th - 4:30 AM ET
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Wed, Oct 15th - 4:35 AM ET
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Sun, Oct 26th - 8:30 PM ET
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Sun, Oct 26th - 11:35 PM ET
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Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!

Rating: G
Year: 1955
Cast: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson
Director: Fred Zinneman
Synopsis: This classic musical tells the story of two young cowboys who fight for the women they love in the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century.
Run Time: 2:19

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Sat, Oct 11th - 3:30 AM ET
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Dances With Wolves

Dances With Wolves

Rating: PG-13
Year: 1990
Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene
Director: Kevin Costner
Synopsis: Academy Award winning film about a young Civil War soldier assigned to an isolated army post out west where he becomes intimately involved with a Lakota Sioux tribe, eventually becoming a member.
Run Time: 3:53

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Sat, Oct 11th - 4:30 PM ET
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Mon, Oct 20th - 2:00 AM ET
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Fri, Oct 24th - 2:05 AM ET
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12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men

Rating: TV-G
Year: 1957
Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley
Director: Sidney Lumet
Synopsis: An open and shut case of murder soon becomes much more when the jury adjourns and has to face each other's predjudices and preconceptions about the trial and the accused.
Run Time: 1:36

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Tue, Oct 14th - 4:05 AM ET
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Thu, Oct 23rd - 2:40 AM ET
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