Sony Movie Channel Presents A WILD THINGS Weekend Block in May 2016
SONY MOVIE CHANNEL UNLEASHES A SIZZLING MAY PROGRAMMING LINEUP HEADLINED BY A WILD THINGS WEEKEND BLOCK FEATURING ALL FOUR FILMS IN THE STEAMY SUSPENSE SERIES ON SATURDAY, MAY 28, AT 3 P.M. ET
Other Highlights Include Antonio Banderas in DESPERADO & ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, Sean Connery in FIRST KNIGHT, Steven Seagal in OUT FOR A KILL, & More
Bill Murray in WILD THINGS
CULVER CITY, CA – Tuesday, April 26, 2016 – Sony Movie Channel sizzles with a May programming roster packed with steamy thrillers, crime classics, murder mysteries and more. This month’s lineup includes a Robert Rodriguez two-pack featuring DESPERADO and ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO; network premieres of OUT FOR A KILL, starring Steven Seagal, and the original 1976 John Carpenter classic ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13; and a night of adventure starring Sean Connery in FIRST KNIGHT, and Antonio Banderas in THE MASK OF ZORRO; headlined by a WILD THINGS weekend block featuring all four films in the fan favorite franchise.
Highlights of SMC’s May programming lineup include:
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OUT FOR A KILL (2003)—Network Premiere—Mon., May 2 at 10 p.m. ET
Framed for murder by the Chinese Mafia, professor Robert Burns (Steven Seagal) must join forces with the DEA to clear his name and bring the drug lords to justice.
Adventure Block—Sat., May 7 at 10 p.m. ET
Cinema’s most legendary heroes come to life in this epic block, starring Antonio Banderas as a thief who helps Anthony Hopkins battle an evil Don in THE MASK OF ZORRO. And Lancelot (Richard Gere) finds his loyalty to Arthur (Sean Connery) tested when he falls for Lady Guinevere (Julia Ormond) in FIRST KNIGHT, at 12:30 a.m. ET.
ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (1976)—Network Premiere—Mon., May 9 at 10 p.m. ET
Violent thugs descend upon a closing precinct, forcing cops and cons to work together to take down the vengeful gang in horror legend John Carpenter’s gritty sophomore effort.
Robert Rodriguez Two-Pack—Fri., May 13 at 10 p.m. ET
Antonio Banderas stars as gun-slinging guitarist El Mariachi in a pair of Robert Rodriguez classics, seeking to avenge his lover’s (Salma Hayek) murder in DESPERADO. Then, El Mariachi teams up with an FBI man (Johnny Depp) to defeat a drug lord in ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, at 11:55 p.m. ET.
WILD THINGS Weekend Block—Sat., May 28 at 3 p.m. ET
Take a walk on the wild side with SMC in a rare television event, as the network presents a special WILD THINGS weekend block, airing all four films in the cult classic franchise back-to-back. The complete WILD THINGS weekend lineup is as follows:
WILD THINGS (1998)—3 p.m. ET
Matt Dillon stars as a teacher wrongfully accused of assaulting two students (Neve Campbell & Denise Richards), but Detective Duquette (Kevin Bacon) thinks there’s more to the story in this twist-filled thriller. Bill Murray and Robert Wagner also star.
WILD THINGS II (2004)—5 p.m. ET
An insurance investigator (Isaiah Washington) gets caught in a tangled web of death and deceit, while on the case of a teen claiming to be a murdered millionaire’s only heir.
WILD THINGS: DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH (2005)—6:45 p.m. ET
When her stepfather refuses to hand over her dead mother’s multi-million dollar diamonds, a devious teen schemes to take back her inheritance as two cops close in.
WILD THINGS: FOURSOME (2010)—8:20 p.m. ET
A NASCAR driver’s demise leads a detective (John Schneider) to a twisted conclusion, as the racer’s son and three sinful sirens betray each other for the dead man’s millions.
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.)