SMC Honors America's Servicemen And Women All Month Long With Military-Themed Blocks And Classics, Featuring The Pre-Veterans Day '21 Film Salute Movie Marathon' On Nov. 8 & 9

Highlights Include Civil War Miniseries 'THE BLUE AND THE GRAY' on Thanksgiving, Stunts Starring Denzel Washington & Humphrey Bogart, and More

Oct 23, 2014

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Movie Channel gives thanks for our men and women in uniform this November, dedicating its "Mandays," "The Recline," and "Friday Features" blocks to critically acclaimed war films, military classics, and modern favorites. The month-long tribute is highlighted by the 2nd Annual "21 Film Salute Marathon," as SMC honors Veterans Day with a two-day event starting Saturday, November 8 at 5:20 a.m. ET, through Sunday, November 9. The lineup includes James Caan and Anjelica Huston in GARDENS OF STONE; Ronald and Nancy Reagan in HELLCATS OF THE NAVY; espionage thriller THE BAMBOO PRISON; Robert Mitchum brings one of WW2's toughest battles to life in ANZIO; Anthony Quinn leads the LOST COMMAND; action icon Jean-Claude Van Damme in SECOND IN COMMAND and THE SHEPHERD; Oscar®-winning documentary THE FOG OF WAR; and Denzel Washington in the military murder mystery A SOLDIER'S STORY; among others.

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The month is headlined by a special presentation of the 1982 miniseries THE BLUE AND THE GRAY, airing in its entirety on Thanksgiving Day at 8 p.m. ET. John Hammond stars in this sweeping epic that explores America in the days before and during the Civil War, as a young newspaper correspondent who witnesses such major historical events as First Bull Run, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Stacy Keach, Lloyd Bridges, and Gregory Peck also star.

SMC pays tribute to the incomparable Humphrey Bogart, in two of his most iconic war films, as part of the "Bogart At His Best" double feature on Wednesday, November 26, at 8 p.m. ET. The night begins with Bogart as battle-hardened tank captain Joe Gunn charged with guiding a rag-tag troop on a perilous trek through a war-torn Libyan desert in SAHARA. Then, Bogart stars as the troubled Commander Queeg, facing court martial in the acclaimed naval drama THE CAINE MUTINY, with Fred MacMurray.

And "Sundays in HD" puts the spotlight on five military masterpieces, every week at 7 p.m. ET. Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara cuts through THE FOG OF WAR, in Errol Morris' Oscar-winning documentary (November 2); a Vietnamese man searches for his American father in THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY (November 9), with Nick Nolte and Tim Roth; a young boy finds HOPE AND GLORY in WW2-era London (November 16); Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage deal with life after the Vietnam War in BIRDY (November 23); and Denzel Washington is a WW2 vet-turned-private eye searching for a missing woman in DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (November 30).

NOVEMBER PROGRAMMING PRIME TIME HIGHLIGHTS  (All Times Eastern)
Mandays (movies guys like)

Monday, November 3 – MARINE MISSIONS
10 p.m. & 1:10 a.m.HUNT FOR EAGLE ONE (2006)
11:35 p.m. & 2:45 a.m.HUNT FOR EAGLE ONE: CRASH POINT (2006)

Monday, November 10 – SNIPER SERIES
10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m.SNIPER 2 (2002)
11:40 p.m. & 3 a.m.SNIPER 3 (2004)

Monday, November 17VAN DAMME: NAVY SEAL ACTION
10 p.m. & 1:25 a.m.THE SHEPHERD (2008)
11:45 p.m. & 3:10 a.m.SECOND IN COMMAND (2006)

Monday, November 24 – SECRET SERVICE THRILLS
10 p.m. & 1:15 a.m.THE POINT MEN (2001)
11:35 p.m. & 2:50 a.m.FIRST TARGET (2000)

Take Two Tuesdays (two movies – one theme)

Tuesday, November 4 – ORIGINAL AND REMAKE
10 p.m. & 1:40 a.m.SAHARA (1943)
11:45 p.m. & 3:25 a.m.SAHARA (1995)

Tuesday, November 11 – GRIPPING COURT-MARTIALS
7:45 p.m. & 12:15 a.m.THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL (1988)
10 p.m. & 2:25 a.m.THE CAINE MUTINY (1954)

Tuesday, November 18 – FAST FIREARMS
8:25 p.m. & 11:15 p.m.GUNFIGHTERS (1947)
10 p.m. & 12:50 a.m.THE GUN THAT WON THE WEST (1955)

Tuesday, November 25 – JEFF BRIDGES SUSPENSE
10 p.m. & 2:10 a.m.JAGGED EDGE (1985)
12 a.m. & 4:05 a.m.AGAINST ALL ODDS (1984)

The Recline (classics)

Wednesday, November 5 – WWII NAVAL ACTION
8 p.m. & 10:45 p.m.HELLCATS OF THE NAVY (1957)
9:30 p.m. & 12:15 a.m.OKINAWA (1952)

Wednesday, November 12 – ALAN LADD WWII ACTION
8 p.m. & 11:10 p.m.PARATROOPER (1954)
9:35 p.m. & 12:45 a.m.ALL THE YOUNG MEN (1960)

Wednesday, November 19 – BEHIND ENEMY LINES
8 p.m. & 12:15 a.m.ANZIO (1968)
10 p.m. & 2:20 a.m.LOST COMMAND (1966)

Wednesday, November 26 – BOGART AT HIS BEST
8 p.m. & 12 a.m. SAHARA (1943)
9:45 p.m. & 1:40 a.m.THE CAINE MUTINY (1954)

Killer Thursdays (horror and suspense)

Thursday, November 6 – TWISTED CRIMES
8:20 p.m. & 12 a.m.RELENTLESS (1989)
10 p.m. & 1:40 a.m.8MM2 (2005)

Thursday, November 13 – SUPERNATURAL HORROR
10 p.m. & 1:40 a.m.INSIDIOUS (2011)
12 a.m. & 3:40 a.m.MESSENGERS 2: THE SCARECROW (2009)

Thursday, November 20 – CAUGHT UP IN CRIME
8:20 p.m. & 11:40 p.m.HERO WANTED (2008)
10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m.LOVE LIES BLEEDING (2008)

Friday Features (popular hits)

Friday, November 7 – STATESIDE WWII PERIOD MYSTERIES
10 p.m. & 1:40 a.m.A SOLDIER'S STORY (1984)
11:50 p.m. & 3:30 a.m.DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995)

Friday, November 14 – WWII CIRCA 1979
10 p.m. & 2 a.m.1941 (1979)
12 a.m. & 4:05 a.m.HANOVER STREET (1979)

Friday, November 21 – TOUGH GUYS IN TOUGH SPOTS
8:10 p.m. & 11:35 p.m.SAHARA (1995)
10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m.IKE: COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY (2004)

Friday, November 28 – CIVIL WAR WESTERNS
8:15 p.m. & 12:05 a.m.THE SHADOW RIDERS (1982)
10 p.m. & 1:45 a.m.SERAPHIM FALLS (2007)

Sundays in HD (cinematic favorites)

Sunday, November 2
7 p.m. & 9 p.m. THE FOG OF WAR (2003)

Sunday, November 9
7 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY (2005)

Sunday, November 16
7 p.m. & 9 p.m.HOPE AND GLORY (1987)

Sunday, November 23
7 p.m. & 9:10 p.m.BIRDY (1984)

Sunday, November 30
7 p.m. & 8:45 p.m.DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995)

21 Film Salute Movie Marathon

Saturday, November 8
5:20 a.m.BLIND FURY (1990)
7 a.m.BABY BLUE MARINE (1976)
8:35 a.m.GARDENS OF STONE (1987)
10:30 a.m.THE BLUE AND THE GRAY (1982)
5:05 p.m.HELLCATS OF THE NAVY (1957)
6:30 p.m.THE BAMBOO PRISON (1954)
8 p.m.ANZIO (1968)
10 p.m.LOST COMMAND (1966)
12:15 a.m.IKE: COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY (2004)
1:50 a.m.SECOND IN COMMAND (2006)
3:30 a.m.THE SHEPHERD (2008)

Sunday, November 9
5:15 a.m.THE FOG OF WAR (2003)
7:10 a.m.HUNT FOR EAGLE ONE (2006)
8:45 a.m.HUNT FOR EAGLE ONE: CRASH POINT (2006)
10:20 a.m.IKE: COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY (2004)
12 p.m.OKINAWA (1952)
1:20 p.m.BEFORE WINTER COMES (1969)
3:10 p.m.SAHARA (1943)
5 p.m.SAHARA (1995)
7 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY (2005)
11:30 p.m.A SOLDIER'S STORY (1984)
1:15 a.m.BAND OF THE HAND (1986)
3:15 a.m.MOSCOW ZERO (2008)
4:40 a.m.DEAD BIRDS (2005)

Thanksgiving Classic Miniseries

Thursday, November 27
8 p.m.THE BLUE AND THE GRAY (1982)

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.)

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