HDNET MOVIES PRESENTS AN ALL-STAR NOVEMBER LINEUP PACKED WITH PREMIERES OF CLASSIC FAVORITES HEADLINED BY MICHAEL DOUGLAS IN ‘WALL STREET’ ON NOVEMBER 8 AND KEVIN COSTNER IN ‘FOR LOVE OF THE GAME’ ON NOVEMBER 13
Other Premieres Include John Travolta in ‘PRIMARY COLORS,’ James Franco in ‘127 HOURS’, a Special Veterans Day Airing of ‘A FAREWELL TO ARMS,’ and More
Los Angeles – Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 – HDNET MOVIES presents a fully loaded November programming lineup packed with premieres and stunts featuring John Travolta and Robin Williams in an Election Day two-pack, James Franco in 127 HOURS, three movies in a row starring Michael Douglas, the network premiere of A FAREWELL TO ARMS on Veterans Day, and a “Baseball Triple Header” headlined by three classic Big League comedies.
Hit the campaign trail with HDNET MOVIES on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 pm, in the Election Day “Vote For Comedy” block, starring John Travolta as the Clinton-esque Jack Stanton, a charming Southern governor whose presidential run is threatened by scandal in the star-studded 1998 political satire PRIMARY COLORS, with Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, and Kathy Bates. And beloved funnymen Robin Williams and Nathan Lane must pretend to be husband and wife when their son shows up with a new fiancé and her ultra-conservative Senator father (Gene Hackman) in tow, in THE BIRDCAGE, with Dianne Wiest, Calista Flockhart, and Hank Azaria, at 9:30pE.
On Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:45pE, tune in for the network premiere of Danny Boyle’s Oscar®-nominated survival drama 127 HOURS. James Franco stars in this startling true story as engineer Aron Ralston, whose excursion into Utah’s Canyonlands National Park becomes a harrowing nightmare when a boulder traps his arm against the canyon wall. Running out of food, water, and time, the adventurer must decide if he will accept his fate or fight for his life. Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Lizzy Caplan, and Treat Williams also star.
The network puts the spotlight on one of Hollywood’s most celebrated leading men with the “Triple Threat” block of Michael Douglas starring films, on Sunday, Nov. 8, starting at 4pE. The night begins with Douglas in the role that earned him his second Oscar®, starring as the ruthless stockbroker Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone’s 1987 opus WALL STREET, with Charlie Sheen, James Spader, and Daryl Hannah. Then, Douglas is caught in a web of paranoia when a mysterious gift takes over his life in David Fincher’s THE GAME, with Sean Penn, at 6:15 pE. And the War on Drugs hits too close to home for Douglas’ newly-appointed drug czar in Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar®-winning drama TRAFFIC, with Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid, and Viola Davis, at 8:30pE.
HDNET MOVIES salutes the men and women of America’s Armed Forces with a special Veterans’ Day premiere of Charles Vidor’s 1957 Ernest Hemingway adaptation A FAREWELL TO ARMS, on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 8pE. The WWII romance stars Golden Age icon Rock Hudson as a wounded Army officer who falls for beautiful Red Cross nurse Jennifer Jones while recuperating in Italy. When the affair is discovered, Hudson is suddenly forced back into battle, risking his life to be reunited with his lover once again.
And grab some peanuts and cracker jack and settle in for a night of favorites celebrating America’s Pastime in the “Baseball Triple Header” on Friday, Nov. 13, at 5:30pE. The block begins with comedy legend Richard Pryor as a minor league pitcher who must spend 30 million dollars in 30 days, or forfeit his 300 million dollar inheritance in the 1985 romp BREWSTER’S MILLIONS, with John Candy, Jerry Orbach, and Rick Moranis. Next, New York Yankees MVP Tom Selleck deals with the ultimate culture clash when a surprise trade sends him to a struggling Japanese team in the 1992 rom-com MR. BASEBALL, with Dennis Haysbert, at 7:15pE. Then, Kevin Costner reflects on his life and legacy while pitching the last game of his career in the 1999 drama FOR LOVE OF THE GAME, with Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly, and J.K. Simmons, at 9:15pE.
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 NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS (All Times Eastern)
PRIMARY COLORS – Tues., Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.
127 HOURS – Sat., Nov. 7 at 7:45 p.m.
A FAREWELL TO ARMS – Wed., Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.
“Triple Threat Block” of Michael Douglas Starring Movies – Sun., Nov. 8
WALL STREET – 4 p.m.
THE GAME – 6:15 p.m.
TRAFFIC – 8:30 p.m.
“Baseball Triple Header” – Fri., Nov.13
BREWSTER’S MILLIONS – 4 p.m.
- BASEBALL – 7:15 p.m.
FOR LOVE OF THE GAME – 9:15 p.m.
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