SONY MOVIE CHANNEL SALUTES THE TROOPS WITH AN INDEPENDENCE DAY MILITARY MARATHON FEATURING MICHAEL J. FOX IN CASUALTIES OF WAR & GENE HACKMAN IN BAT 21, STARTING MONDAY, JULY 4, AT 3:15 A.M. ET
Other Highlights Include Muhammad Ali in THE GREATEST; Chris Evans in the Premiere of LONDON; Stunts Starring Sylvester Stallone, Richard Pryor, & Jeff Bridges, and More
Casualties of War
CULVER CITY, CA – Thursday, June 23, 2016 – Sony Movie Channel gets the fireworks started with an explosive July lineup featuring war classics, beloved comedies, hard-hitting action epics, acclaimed dramas, and much more. This month’s lineup includes a special Independence Day Military Marathon starring Jack Nicholson, Bill Murray, Sean Penn, and Gene Hackman, among others; as well as a Richard Pryor double feature; Muhammad Ali in THE GREATEST; Jason Statham in REVOLVER; and Chris Evans and Jessica Biel in the network premiere of LONDON on Friday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Highlights of SMC’s July programming lineup include:
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Independence Day Military Marathon—Mon., July 4 at 3:15 a.m. ET
SMC celebrates America’s Armed Forces with a star-studded Independence Day Military Marathon on July 4. The 16-film event kicks off at 3:15 a.m. ET with Western icon Randolph Scott in 7TH CAVALRY and HANGMAN’S KNOT, and also features Jack Nicholson in THE LAST DETAIL; Jean-Claude Van Damme in SECOND IN COMMAND; Gene Hackman in BAT 21; Sean Penn and Michael J. Fox in Brian De Palma’s CASUALTIES OF WAR; James Caan and James Earl Jones in Francis Ford Coppola’s GARDENS OF STONE; Bill Murray in THE RAZOR’S EDGE; and more.
TROIS 2: PANDORA’S BOX (2002)—Network Premiere—Sun., July 17 at 10:10 p.m. ET
A mysterious stranger lures a therapist into a dark underworld of lust, lies, and murder, in this steamy thriller starring Michael Jai White, Joey Lawrence, and Tyson Beckford.
LONDON (2005)—Network Premiere—Fri., July 8 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Under the influence, a young drug addict (Chris Evans) reflects on his relationship with the fiery London (Jessica Biel) in this new age romance that also stars Jason Statham, Isla Fisher, Dane Cook, and Louis C.K.
Ali/Stallone—Tues., July 12 at 10 p.m. ET
SMC pays tribute to two boxing icons with a pair of hard-hitting dramas, featuring Muhammad Ali as himself in the 1977 biopic THE GREATEST—which tells the story of some of the most defining moments in his life, from his incredible gold medal victory, to the “Thrilla In Manila,” and his court battle to retain the heavyweight title that was stripped from him; Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, and Ernest Borgnine also star. Then, hit the streets with Sylvester Stallone as a teenage gang member growing up in Brooklyn in THE LORDS OF FLATBUSH, with Henry Winkler, at 11:45 p.m. ET.
Torture Thrillers—Thurs., July 14 at 10 p.m. ET
Push the limits with SMC in a night of Torture Thrillers, starring Samuel L. Jackson as an FBI interrogator who goes to extremes to get a terrorist (Michael Sheen) to confess in UNTHINKABLE. Then, a psychological study brings out the dark nature of its subjects in THE EXPERIMENT, with Forest Whitaker and Adrien Brody, at 11:40 p.m. ET.
Rockets Red Glare—Fri., July 15 at 10 p.m. ET
Enlist with SMC for a block of war epics, starring Gene Hackman as a pilot caught behind enemy lines in BAT 21, with Danny Glover. And Michael J. Fox stars as a private who risks his life to bring his squadron to justice for the murder of a Vietnamese girl, in Brian De Palma’s CASUALTIES OF WAR, with Sean Penn, at 11:50 p.m. ET.
Richard Pryor Double Feature—Tues., July 19 at 10 p.m. ET
SMC puts the spotlight on funnyman Richard Pryor, starring with Gene Wilder as two friends sentenced to 125 years in prison for a robbery they didn’t commit in STIR CRAZY, directed by Sidney Poitier. Then, Pryor stars as a janitor purchased to be a plaything for a rich man’s (Jackie Gleason) son in THE TOY, at 12 a.m. ET.
Conspiracy Action—Mon., July 25 at 10 p.m. ET
Tune in for an evening of heart-stopping Conspiracy Action favorites, as Colin Farrell teams up with Noomi Rapace to take down a violent kingpin (Terrence Howard) in DEAD MAN DOWN. And Jason Statham stars as a gambler out for revenge against the man (Ray Liotta) who sent him to prison in REVOLVER, at 12:15 a.m. ET.
THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971)—Sun., July 31 at 7 p.m. ET
Best friends Duane (Jeff Bridges) and Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) come of age in a dying Texas town in this Oscar®-winning drama directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and featuring an impressive ensemble that includes Cybill Shepherd, Ellen Burstyn, Randy Quaid, and Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman—whose performances earned them Best Supporting Actor and Actress Oscars®, respectively.
For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.Sonymoviechannel.com/schedule.
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.)