Films on TV Cabo 23rd / 30th December


Satellite: Hispasat Position: 30.0 west Frequency: 11811H

December 23 to December 30

Please note change of name


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Banlieue 13 (2004) NEW Action / Comedy / Sci-Fi (French language)

Avec Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Tony D'Amario, Bibi Naceri and Dany Verissimo. Directed by Pierre Morel.

Banlieue 13 is set in Paris of 2010, where the poor and the undesirable have been forced into ghettos walled off from the rest of the city and controlled by criminal gangs. One of these gangs, led by crime boss Taha (played by Bibi Naceri, who co-wrote the screenplay with Luc Besson), hijacks a truck and gains possession of a neutron bomb that is accidentally triggered to go off in less than 24 hours. Undercover cop Damien (played by Cyril Raffaelli) is forced to team up with ghetto rebel Leito (David Belle) to retrieve the device. Leito, meanwhile, has his own agenda with Taha, who is holding Leito's sister hostage as punishment for Leito destroying Taha's drugs.


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Imaginary Heroes (2004) NEW Drama / Comedy

Starring Sigourney Weaver, Emile Hirsch, Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams. Directed by Dan Harris.

Matt Travis (Kip Pardue) is a star athlete and the apple of his father's (Jeff Daniels) eye. When pressure and frustration with his routine become too much, Matt kills himself, knocking down the fragile structure of the Travis household, which includes his mother Sandy (Sigourney Weaver) and teenage brother Tim (Emile Hirsch). As depression and venom seep into the family, dynamic Tim struggles with the outlook of his life while he watches his parents' already tempestuous marriage burn to the ground.


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The Upside of Anger (2005) Drama / Comedy / Romance

Starring Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen and Keri Russell. Directed by Mike Binder.

A sharp-witted suburban wife, Terry Wolfmeyer, is left to raise her four headstrong daughters when her husband unexpectedly disappears. Things get even more hectic when she falls for her neighbor Denny, a once-great baseball star turned radio d.j. This leaves her daughters out on a limb. They are forced to juggle their mom's romantic dilemmas as well as their own.


Partners in Action (2002)

Starring Armand Assante, Douglas Smith, Larry Day, Mpho Koaho and Alex Karzis. Directed by Sidney J. Furie.

Jack Cunningham is an ex-cop who attempts to uncover a drug ring involving some corrupt former co-workers. When Jack is framed for murder, a young teenager decides to help Jack prove his innocence. Now the two must run from the law and the dirty cops.


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The Jacket (2005) Thriller / Drama / Fantasy

Starring Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Directed by John Maybury.

The film centers on a wounded Gulf war veteran who returns to his native Vermont suffering from bouts of amnesia. He is hitching and gets picked up by a stranger, things go pear shaped when a cop pulls them over and is murdered by the stranger. The vet. is wrongly accused of killing the cop and lands up in an asylum. A quack doctor prescribes a course of experimental therapy, restraining him in a heavy duty straight jacket-like device, and locks him away in a body drawer of the basement morgue. During course of his treatment he gets flashbacks and visions of his future , where he can foresee he is to die in four days time. The catch is he doesn't know how. Thus commences the classic race against time.


Dracula 3000 (2004) (TV) Horror / Sci-Fi

Starring Casper Van Dien, Erika Eleniak, Coolio and Grant Swanby. Directed by Darrell Roodt.

One thousand years into the future, and somewhere in the far reaches of outer space, a terrifying legend lives on. It's the year 3000 AD. A salvage ship on a routine interstellar mission discovers the drifting, silent hulk of the off-world space transporter Demeter, reported missing 100 years earlier. Excited by the prospects of quick financial gain from towing back and trading in the old vessel, Mina, Van Helsing and the rest of their crew boldly board the abandoned ship, hoping to recover any valuable freight left onboard. But as they explore its cold, empty passageways, they become aware of a terrible secret. First Mina uncovers Demeter's mysterious cargo - 50 long, black coffins. Then, one by one the crew begins to disappear or turn against one another, until there can be no doubt that an ancient curse lives on in the bowels of this once-great ship, awaiting its next victim. In the blackness of space the sun never rises, the ideal environment for the immortal vampire to spread his evil. For the survivors, the only hope for salvation is a desperate race across the universe, rocketing at the speed of light, praying that they'll reach the welcoming rays of the Twin Suns of Halbron...before it's too late.

Regards Satdude.