Press release: Sony Movie Channel gives viewers something to be thankful for with a November lineup packed with premieres, acclaimed dramas, and star-studded stunts—airing in primetime all month long. The roster is headlined by an Election Night block starring William Shatner, Clint Eastwood, and John Malkovich; Michael Shannon in the premieres of SHOTGUN STORIES and TAKE SHELTER, both directed by Jeff Nichols; Guy Pearce in the hit Australian crime drama ANIMAL KINGDOM; a Woody Harrelson two-pack; a Thanksgiving Day Westerns Marathon block featuring Lindsay Wagner in THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF DR. MEG LAUREL, and Robert Duvall in BROKEN TRAIL; and more.
Nichols/Shannon—Thurs., November 3 at 10 p.m. ET
SMC puts the spotlight on celebrated duo of filmmaker Jeff Nichols and acclaimed actor Michael Shannon in two of their finest films, starring Shannon as a man locked in a bitter feud with his half-brothers, in the premiere of SHOTGUN STORIES. And Shannon shines as a family man plagued by visions of devastation in the premiere of TAKE SHELTER, with Jessica Chastain, at 11:40 p.m. ET.
ZAPPED! (1982)—Network Premiere—Fri., November 4 at 10 p.m. ET
A teenage nerd (Scott Baio) learns that with great power comes great irresponsibility, when a science project accident makes him telekinetic in this charming 1982 romp. Willie Ames and Felice Schachter also star.
HIGH ROAD TO CHINA —Sat., November 5 at 10 p.m. ET
When a wealthy industrialist (Wilford Brimley) goes missing, hotshot biplane pilot Tom Selleck must venture into hostile territory to rescue the man from a warlord’s clutches.
Election Night Special—Tues., November 8 at 8 p.m. ET
Head to the polls with SMC this November, for an Election Night Special of political thrillers kicking off with William Shatner as a Secret Service man tasked with freeing president Hal Holbrook from a booby-trapped truck in the premiere of THE KIDNAPPING OF THE PRESIDENT. Then, troubled FBI agent Clint Eastwood races to save the president from a cunning assassin (John Malkovich) in Wolfgang Petersen’s IN THE LINE OF FIRE, at 10 p.m. ET. And Secret Service head Mariel Hemingway goes toe-to-toe with a vengeful militant group in FIRST SHOT, at 12:10 a.m. ET.
ANIMAL KINGDOM (2010) —Thurs., November 17 at 11:45 p.m. ET
Following his mother’s death, a young man moves in with his estranged grandmother—who happens to be the head of a violent crime family, in this critically acclaimed Australian drama that also stars Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, and Jackie Weaver.
Woody Harrelson—Fri., November 18 at 10 p.m. ET
Spend an evening with fan-favorite Woody Harrelson in an action-packed double feature, starring as a beleaguered cop who plots to hijack a train carrying the New York Subway’s fare revenue in the 1995 hit MONEY TRAIN, with Wesley Snipes and Jennifer Lopez. Then, Harrelson takes on a brutal underworld as a vigilante superhero in DEFENDOR, with Kat Dennings and Elias Koteas, at 11:55 p.m. ET.
Alien Drama—Tues., November 22 at 10 p.m. ET
Go out of this world with SMC in a night of Alien Drama, starring James Spader as a cryptologist investigating an extraterrestrial black box in the Arctic in ALIEN HUNTER. And grieving widow Karen Allen is forced to take alien Jeff Bridges to Arizona, with the government in hot pursuit, in John Carpenter’s STARMAN, at 11:35 p.m. ET.
Thanksgiving Westerns Marathon—Thurs., November 24 Starting at 8:30 a.m. ET
Saddle up with a cornucopia of Western classics in the “Thanksgiving Pioneers” block, featuring nine Old West adventures. The day kicks off with Lindsay Wagner as a doctor looking to bring modern medicine to Appalachia in THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF DR. MEG LAUREL, with James Woods; and also includes Howard Duff in the Louis L’Amour adaptation BLACK JACK KETCHUM, DESPERADO, at 10:55 a.m. ET, and SIERRA STRANGER, at 12:15 p.m. ET; Rory Calhoun in APACHE TERRITORY, at 1:35 p.m. ET; Philip Carey in THE NEBRASKAN, with Lee Van Cleef, at 2:50 p.m. ET; Henry Fonda in Sergio Leone’s MY NAME IS NOBODY, with Terence hill, at 4 p.m. ET; Charlton Heston in THE MOUNTAIN MEN, with Seymour Cassel, at 6 p.m. ET; and Kevin Costner, Kevin Kline, and Danny Glover in SILVERADO, at 7:45 p.m. ET. The night comes to a close with Robert Duvall and Thomas Hayden Church as estranged relatives charged with protecting five abandoned Chinese girls, while delivering a herd of horses, in BROKEN TRAIL, at 10 p.m. ET.
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.)