HDNET MOVIES CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY WITH A 24-HOUR MARATHON OF ALL-AMERICAN WESTERN FAVORITES; Other July Highlights Include a ‘Pink Panther’ Marathon July 27, a UFO Day X-FILES Two-Pack, and a 5-Film “Action Injection” on July 23

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HDNET MOVIES CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY WITH A 24-HOUR MARATHON OF ALL-AMERICAN WESTERN FAVORITES

Other July Highlights Include a ‘Pink Panther’ Marathon July 27, a UFO Day X-FILES Two-Pack, and a 5-Film “Action Injection” on July 23

Los Angeles – June 24, 2016 – Stay cool this summer with HDNET MOVIES, as the network presents a fully-loaded July lineup featuring crime comedies, Old West favorites, sci-fi thrillers, and action epics. The month begins with an out of this world X-FILES double feature, in honor of UFO Day on Saturday, July 2, as Agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) race against time to stop a deadly extraterrestrial virus in THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE at 8pE. Then, a psychic priest helps the duo solve a case of disturbing disappearances in the network premiere of THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE at 10:05pE.

HDNET MOVIES gathers a posse of All-American Western favorites in a 24-hour marathon to “Celebrate The West,” on Monday, July 4. The day starts at 6aE with Paul Newman as an outlaw with a unique brand of justice in THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN. Spencer Tracy uncovers a small town’s violent past in BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK at 8:10aE; followed by Henry Fonda in A BIG HAND FOR THE LITTLE LADY, at 9:40aE; Paul Newman in HOMBRE, at 11:20aE; and Jason Robards in Sam Peckinpah’s THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE, at 1:15pE. Then, Union officers John Wayne and William Holden go behind enemy lines in THE HORSE SOLDIERS, at 3:25pE. And Glenn Ford builds an Old West newspaper empire in CIMARRON, at 5:30pE. All of the titles repeat in the evening to complete the 24-hour marathon.

Gear up for an extra-strength “Action Injection,” as HDNET MOVIES puts the spotlight on five star-studded thrillers, on Saturday, July 23, at 6:10pE as John Travolta and Christian Slater star as Air Force pilots on a top-secret nuclear mission in BROKEN ARROW. Next, Bruce Willis must protect a young genius from assassins in MERCURY RISING, with Alec Baldwin, at 8pE; followed by Colin Farrell as a publicist held hostage by a mysterious gunman in PHONE BOOTH, with Kiefer Sutherland, at 10pE. Then Kevin Spacey goes toe-to-toe with Samuel L. Jackson in THE NEGOTIATOR at 11:25pE and Natalie Portman stars as an orphan who learns the ways of hit man Jean Reno in THE PROFESSIONAL, at 1:50aE.

Legendary sleuth Inspector Clouseau is on the case in six classic crime comedies, as part of “Think Pink: The Pink Panther Marathon,” on Wednesday, July 27. The night opens with funnyman Peter Sellers in the role he made famous, starring as the infamous Inspector in A SHOT IN THE DARK, with Elke Sommer, at 6:15pE; followed by THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER, with Christopher Plummer, at 8pE; THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN, at 10pE; and REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER, at 11:50pE. Then, Clouseau goes missing and it’s up to second-rate detective David Niven to find him in CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER, with Robert Wagner and Roger Moore, at 1:35aE. The night closes out with Roberto Benigni as Clouseau’s son, on a search for a missing princess in SON OF THE PINK PANTHER, at 3:30aE.

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.hdnetmovies.com/schedules. In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)

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

They’re Watching… THE X-FILES UFO Day Marathon—July 2

THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE (1998) – 8pE

THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE (2008) – Premiere – 10:05pE

Celebrate The West—July 4

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN (1972) – 6aE

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1955) – 8:10aE

A BIG HAND FOR THE LITTLE LADY (1966) – 9:40aE

HOMBRE (1967) 11:20aE

THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE (1970) – 1:15pE

THE HORSE SOLDIERS (1959) – 3:25pE

CIMARRON (1960) – 5:30pE

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN (1972) – 8pE (repeat)

HOMBRE (1967) – 10:10pE (repeat)

THE HORSE SOLDIERS (1959) – 12:05aE (repeat)

A BIG HAND FOR TH ELITTLE LADY (1966) – 12:10aE (repeat)

THE BATTLE OF CABLE HOGUE (1970) – 3:50aE (repeat)

Action Injection—July 23

BROKEN ARROW (1996) – 6:10pE

MERCURY RISING (1998) – 8pE

PHONE BOOTH (2002) – 10pE

THE NEGOTIATOR (1998) – 11:25pE

THE PROFESSIONAL (1994) – 1:50aE

Think Pink: The Pink Panther Marathon—July 27

A SHOT IN THE DARK (1964) – 6:15pE

THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER (1975) – 8:00pE

THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN (1976) – 10:00pE

REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER (1978) – 11:50pE

CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER (1983) – 1:35aE

SON OF THE PINK PANTHER (1993) – 3:30aE

New movies coming to HDNET MOVIES in July include:

THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE (2000)

  1. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO (2008)

FREELANCERS (2012)

THE ITALIAN JOB (1969)

LOVE ME TENDER (1956)

MERCURY RISING (1998)

PHONE BOOTH (2002)

SON OF THE PINK PANTHER (1993)

WALK THE LINE (2005)

THE X-FILES – I WANT TO BELIEVE (2008)

ABOUT HDNET MOVIES

HDNET MOVIES showcases the best in box office hits, award-winning films and memorable movie marathons, uncut and commercial free. Launched in 2003 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, the linear TV network and VOD service programs a diverse slate of top Hollywood films in beautiful high definition. HDNET MOVIES is widely distributed by major cable, telco and satellite TV providers in the U.S. For further information, visit www.hdnetmovies.com.

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