Press Release - 3.23.16

SONY MOVIE CHANNEL DEPLOYS AN APRIL PROGRAMMING LINEUP PACKED WITH PREMIERES, HEADLINED BY BILL MURRAY AND JOHN CANDY IN THE CLASSIC MILITARY COMEDY STRIPES, AIRING IN PRIMETIME ALL MONTH LONG

 

Other Highlights Include Network Premieres Featuring Andy Griffith in HARD WATER, Dolph Lundgren in STORM CATCHER, Robert Englund in PYTHON, and Many More

 

CULVER CITY, CA – Wednesday, March 23, 2016 – Sony Movie Channel presents a fully-loaded April programming lineup featuring network premieres of classic comedies, slithery shockers, war epics, sci-fi favorites, and many more. This month’s roster includes John Candy and Bill Murray in the military farce STRIPESAndy Griffith in the rare 1979 sci-fi adventure HARD WATER; action hero Dolph Lundgren in the Air Force actioner STORM CATCHER; and horror icon Robert Englund in the killer snake thriller PYTHON, among others.

 

 Highlights of SMC’s April programming lineup include:

Photos are available here for download: http://bit.ly/SMCApril16images

 

  

STRIPES (1981)—Network Premiere—Fri., Apr. 1 at 10 p.m. ET

Slackers John (Bill Murray) and Russell (Harold Ramis) shape up and ship out when their motley platoon is chosen for a Czechoslovakian showdown in this military romp directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring John CandyJohn Larroquette, and Bill Paxton.

   

COMMANDOS STRIKE AT DAWN (1942)—Network Premiere—Wed., Apr. 13 at 8 p.m. ET

Fed up with the Nazi occupation of his Norwegian fishing town, peaceful widower Eric (Paul Muni) leads British troops on a deadly mission to destroy a secret German airstrip.

  

VAMPIRES: THE TURNING (2005)—Network Premiere—Fri., Apr. 15 at 3:25 p.m. ET

When an undead biker gang kidnaps his girlfriend, Muay Thai fighter Connor (Colin Egglesfield) must team up with a gang of good vamps to bring the bloodsuckers down.

  

HARD WATER (1979)—Network Premiere—Sun., Apr. 17 at 7 p.m. ET

Andy Griffith shines as a garbage man with a made-from-scratch spaceship, tasked with towing an iceberg to a desperate island in this rare sci-fi TV adventure.

   

STORM CATCHER (1999)—Network Premiere—Mon., Apr. 18 at 10 p.m. ET

With his life and family threatened, Major Jack Holloway (Dolph Lundgren) fights back against a rogue general scheming to use a top-secret jet to attack Washington.

  

REPTILIAN (2001)—Thurs., Apr. 28 at 10 p.m. ET

Resurrected by aliens after 200 million years, a legendary beast sets out on a mission to conquer the world, as a group of scientists race to stop the extraterrestrial invasion.

  

PYTHON (2001)—Thurs., Apr. 28 at 11:50 p.m. ET

A mutant serpent wreaks havoc on a small town, and only Dr. Rudolph (Robert Englund) can stop it in this cult favorite starring Casper Van DienWil Wheaton and Jenny McCarthy.

   

THE HUNGOVER GAMES (2014)—Fri., Apr. 29 at 10 p.m. ET

Trapped in the ultimate Pop Culture dystopia, three friends must fight to stay alive in this cinematic send-up that features appearances by Tara ReidJamie KennedyCaitlyn JennerBrandi GlanvilleKyle RichardsCamille Grammer, and Robert Wagner.

   

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.)