SONY MOVIE CHANNEL KICKS OFF DECEMBER WITH A FULLY LOADED LINEUP FEATURING A MONTH OF JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME EPICS, AND GREGORY PECK IN THE GUNS OF NAVARONE ON CHRISTMAS DAY
The Month Also Includes Sidney Poitier in THE BEDFORD INCIDENT, and Stunts Starring Jeff Bridges, Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Clint Eastwood, & James Stewart
CULVER CITY, CA – December 1, 2015 – Sony Movie Channel presents a fully loaded December programming lineup featuring explosive actioners, cult classics, and Golden Age favorites, airing in primetime all month long. The star-studded roster includes a Jean-Claude Van Damme block; Jeff Bridges and Jack Nicholson in a pair of “Small Town Dramas”; and war epics and Westerns starring Sidney Poitier and James Stewart, headlined by Gregory Peck in THE GUNS OF THE NAVARONE on Christmas Day.
Highlights of SMC’s December programming lineup are as follows:
“Van Damme Films”—Every Monday in December, Starting at 10 p.m. ET
SMC puts the spotlight on action icon Jean-Claude Van Damme, with a hard-hitting lineup featuring the smuggling drama THE SHEPHERD, and the ancient treasure adventure THE ORDER (Dec. 7) with Charlton Heston. Next, Van Damme stars in the twin twist MAXIMUM RISK with Natasha Henstridge, and DOUBLE TEAM with Dennis Rodman and Mickey Rourke (Dec. 14). Then, Van Damme searches for a missing child in 6 BULLETS, and plays ASSASSINATION GAMES (Dec. 21). And Van Damme protects a boxer from a vengeful con in THE HARD CORPS with Vivica A. Fox, followed by the Marine thriller SECOND IN COMMAND (Dec. 28).
TWO RODE TOGETHER (1961)—Wed., Dec. 2 at 10:05 p.m. ET
A daunting rescue mission has devastating consequences for lawmen Richard Widmark and James Stewart, in this Western classic directed by visionary John Ford.
THE CABLE GUY (1996)—Fri., Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. ET
Cable repairman Jim Carrey goes off the deep end when Matthew Broderick tries to cancel their friendship in director Ben Stiller’s sophomore effort.
THE BEDFORD INCIDENT (1965)—Wed., Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET
Journalist Sidney Poitier unwittingly becomes a part of the story, as interview subject Richard Widmark ruthlessly pursues a Russian sub at the height of the Cold War.
IN THE LINE OF FIRE (1993)—Fri., Dec. 11 at 10 p.m. ET
Troubled Secret Service agent Clint Eastwood gets a second chance at redemption when John Malkovich threatens to assassinate the president. Rene Russo and Dylan McDermott also star.
“Small Town Drama” Double Feature—Tues., Dec. 22 Starting at 10 p.m. ET
Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms and Sybil Shepherd come of age in a dying Texas town in the Oscar®-winning Peter Bogdanovich drama THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. And Jack Nicholson takes court martialed sailor Randy Quaid on the road trip of a lifetime in THE LAST DETAIL (12:30 a.m. ET).
THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (1961)—Fri., Dec. 25 at 7:10 p.m. ET
British troops are trapped behind enemy lines, and only Gregory Peck can save them, in this Oscar®-winning WW2 epic that also stars David Niven and Anthony Quinn.
For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.Sonymoviechannel.com/schedule.