Films on TV Cabo 20th / 27th January


Satellite: Hispasat Position: 30.0 west Frequency: 11811H

January 20 to January 27

Please note change of name


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Christmas with the Kranks (2004) NEW Comedy / Family

Starring Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet Walsh and Elizabeth Franz. Directed by Joe Roth.

When their daughter goes away during Christmas, the Krank family has decided to not celebrate the holidays this year. But when she decides to come home at the last minute, the family scrambles to create Christmas from scratch where hilarity ensues.


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Lobo, El (2004) NEW Thriller (Spanish language)

Starring Eduardo Noriega, Silvia Abascal, Patrick Bruel and Mélanie Doutey. Directed by Miguel Courtois.

Based on a true story. In the 70's, during the last stages of Franco's dictatorship, Txema, a basque construction worker, is arrested because of his connection to some terrorists who have just committed a murder. The secret service see in him an ideal candidate to infiltrate the terrorist band ETA and become a mole, so they try to offer him a deal if he will do so. At first he's not too interested, but his financial problems (probably caused by the secret service itself) finally force him to take their money and accept the mission. He adopts the undercover name of "Lobo" (Wolf) and becomes an active member of the band, making all the right connections until he reaches the top and acquires the trust of its leaders. In the process, he discovers that the group has deep internal divisions between those who want to abandon the armed fight and become just a political party, and those who want to keep the terrorist activity until they can proclaim the independence of the Basque country. These divisions and power struggles are often resolved bloodily. After the band carries out their most daring and shocking crime yet, killing the prime minister Carrero Blanco, the military heads in Madrid become impatient and wish to launch an immediate attack on ETA and the basque country. Ricardo, the chief of the secret service, convinces them to wait until Lobo can complete his mission and enable them to dismantle the band. But when the Barcelona police manage to catch the leader of the band (who had been ratted out by another member who wanted his position), the generals, jealous of this success, decide they can't wait any more and that they will override the secret service and catch whatever ETA members are in Madrid at that point, dead or alive. And that includes Lobo, who is now left to his own devices to escape from both sides...


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Man of the House (2005/I) Action / Comedy

Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Cedric the Entertainer, Christina Milian and Paula Garcés. Directed by Stephen Herek.

Texas Ranger Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones) is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with the young women.


Dead Man's Shoes (2004) Thriller

Starring Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell and Emily Aston. Directed by Shane Meadows.

The film is a straight revenge story - a man goes back to a small town in the north of England to take revenge on a group of people who abused and tortured his mentally-retarded brother. Richard has been in the army for several years and is trained as a mercenary, but he plays mind games as much as he resorts to violence.


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The Gospel of John (2003) Drama / History

Starring Christopher Plummer, Henry Ian Cusick, Stuart Bunce and Daniel Kash. Directed by Philip Saville.

This widely acclaimed motion picture is a meticulous recreation of the turbulent era of Jesus and the events that changed the course of history. Narrated by Christopher Plummer, it’s the powerful story of Jesus as told by his disciple John. The best-loved but least understood of the gospels, John presents a uniquely human portrait of courage and passion encompassing Jesus' entire three-year ministry, the final years of his life.


Pit Fighter (2005) Action

Starring Dominique Vandenberg, Steven Bauer, Stephen Graham and Stana Katic. Directed by Jesse Johnson.

Jack (Dominique Vandenberg) gets amnesia after a bullet in the head almost kills him. Five years later, still haunted by dreams and visions of a woman he loved in his previous life even while attempting to stay the top pit fighter, his past catches up to him. However he might not like what he remembers.

Regards Satdude.