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Sony Movie Channel Highlights Robert De Niro With A "Friday Features" Two-Pack In Taxi Driver And The Fan On Friday, April 24 At 10 P.M. ET.

April Also Includes "Spring Fever" Favorites, the "Sundays in HD" Weekend Block, Stunts Starring Brad Pitt and Daniel Craig, and More

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Movie Channel(SMC) puts the spotlight on two of Robert De Niro's most chilling films on Friday, April 24, at 10 p.m. ET, as part of the Friday Features block. The night begins with De Niro as unhinged cabbie Travis Bickle in Martin Scorsese's dark opus TAXI DRIVER, with Jodie Foster and Harvey Keitel. Then, De Niro's obsessive salesman terrorizes a baseball MVP in THE FAN, with Wesley Snipes. This month's lineup also includes Bill Paxton in the spelunking thriller VERTICAL LIMIT, and Kevin Bacon in WHITE WATER SUMMER(April 3); funnyman Richard Pryor in RICHARD PRYOR HERE AND NOW, and comedy heroes John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in NEIGHBORS(April 10); and action icons Daniel Craig in LAYER CAKE, and Jason Statham in SNATCH(April 17), with Brad Pitt.

SMC sizzles with a Take Two Tuesdays "Spring Fever" double feature, as SMC presents sexy comedy classics every week at 10 p.m. ET. The month-long block includes David Knell and Perry Lang in SPRING BREAK, and Carmen Electra and Josh Gad in MARDI GRAS: SPRING BREAK (April 7); Lara Flynn Boyle in COUGAR HUNTING, Grant Cramer in HARDBODIES, and Tane McClure in BIKINI ACADEMY(April 14-special "Take Three Night"); Ed Begley Jr. in PRIVATE LESSONS, and Tony Danza, Michelle Pfeiffer and Fran Drescher in THE HOLLYWOOD KNIGHTS(April 21); Rumer Willis and Rob Schneider in WILD CHERRY and Matt Bennett in THE VIRGINITY HIT(April 28). The month closes with a 13-film Sony Movie Channel Spring Fever marathon on Saturday, April 25, starting at 6:15 a.m. ET with 1994's THREESOME.

Tune in for a month of classic Hollywood favorites in The Recline, every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. Walter Matthau and Henry Fonda star in Sidney Lumet's Cold War epic FAIL SAFE, and Sidney Poitier gets more than he bargained for in THE BEDFORD INCIDENT(April 1), with Richard Widmark; Western icon Randolph Scott saddles up in BUCHANAN RIDES ALONE and CORONER CREEK(April 8); Robert Francis schemes in THE BAMBOO PRISON, and John Ireland leads a perilous mission in HELL'S HORIZON(April 15); Jack Lemmon wants to be a COWBOY, with Glenn Ford, and William Bishop delivers Old West justice in THE PHANTOM STAGECOACH(April 22); Lee Marvin ignores orders in EIGHT IRON MEN, and William Holden moves in with Sophia Loren in THE KEY(April 29).

SMC puts the spotlight on six more visual masterpieces this month in the "Sundays in HD" block, every weekend at 7 p.m. ET. Rancher Matt Damon falls for Penelope Cruz in ALL THE PRETTY HORSES, directed by Billy Bob Thornton, and Sean Connery mentors an aspiring writer in Gus Van Sant's FINDING FORRESTER (April 5); a pair of biopics starring Rachel York as beloved comedienne Lucille Ball in LUCY, and Sean Hayes and Jeremy Northam as dynamic duo MARTIN AND LEWIS(April 12); then, get a double dose of Dean Koontz as two of the horror master's greatest works come to life in DEAN KOONTZ'S INTENSITY(April 19), starring John C. McGinley, and DEAN KOONTZ'S SOLE SURVIVOR(April 26), starring Billy Zane.

APRIL PROGRAMMING PRIME TIME HIGHLIGHTS (All Times Eastern)

Mandays (movies guys like)

Monday, April 6 -- AGENTS IN ACTION 8:15 p.m. & 11:35 p.m. -- UNTHINKABLE (2010) 10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m. -- THE ART OF WAR III: RETRIBUTION (2009)

Monday, April 13 -- FAMILIES IN PERIL 8:15 p.m. & 11:35 p.m. -- NOWHERE TO RUN(1993) 10 p.m. & 1:15 a.m. -- BREAKOUT(2013)

Monday, April 20 -- OUTER SPACE ADVENTURE 10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m. -- TERMINAL FORCE (1995) 11:40 p.m. & 3 a.m. -- SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE (1983)

Monday, April 27 -- CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT x2 10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m. -- FORTRESS 2: RE-ENTRY(2000) 11:40 p.m. & 3 a.m. -- THE POINT MEN (2001)

Take Two Tuesdays (two movies -- one theme)

Tuesday, April 7 -- SONY MOVIE CHANNEL SPRING FEVER 8:10 p.m. & 11:35 p.m. -- SPRING BREAK (1983) 10 p.m. & 1:25 a.m. -- MARDI GRAS: SPRING BREAK (2011)

Tuesday, April 14 -- SONY MOVIE CHANNEL SPRING FEVER 10 p.m. & 2:40 a.m. -- COUGAR HUNTING (2011) 11:35 p.m. & 4:15 a.m. -- HARDBODIES (1984) 1:05 a.m. & 5:45 a.m. -- BIKINI ACADEMY (1996)

Tuesday, April 21 -- SONY MOVIE CHANNEL SPRING FEVER 8:20 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. -- THE HOLLYWOOD KNIGHTS (1980) 10 p.m. & 1:10 a.m. -- PRIVATE LESSONS(1981)

Tuesday, April 28 -- SONY MOVIE CHANNEL SPRING FEVER 8:30 p.m. & 11:40 p.m. -- WILD CHERRY (2009) 10 p.m. & 1:10 a.m. -- THE VIRGINITY HIT (2010)

The Recline (classics)

Wednesday, April 1 -- COLD WAR SUSPENSE 8 p.m. & 11:45 p.m. -- FAIL SAFE(1964) 10 p.m. & 1:45 a.m. -- THE BEDFORD INCIDENT (1965)

Wednesday, April 8 -- RANDOLPH SCOTT x2 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. -- BUCHANAN RIDES ALONE (1958) 9:25 p.m. & 12:25 a.m. -- CORONER CREEK (1948)

Wednesday, April 15 -- KOREAN WAR ACTION 8 p.m. & 10:50 p.m. -- THE BAMBOO PRISON (1954) 9:30 p.m. & 12:15 a.m. -- HELL'S HORIZON (1955)

Wednesday, April 22 -- RUSTLER AND HORSEMEN 8 p.m. & 10:50 p.m. -- COWBOY (1958) 9:35 p.m. & 12:30 a.m. -- THE PHANTOM STAGECOACH (1957)

Wednesday, April 29 -- DARING COMBAT RESCUES 8 p.m. & 11:40 p.m. -- EIGHT IRON MEN (1952) 9:30 p.m. & 1:05 a.m. -- THE KEY (1958)

Killer Thursdays (horror and suspense)

Thursday, April 2 -- TEEN SCREAMS 10 p.m. & 2:40 a.m. -- NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986) 11:35 p.m. & 4:15 a.m. -- APRIL FOOL'S DAY (2008) 1:10 a.m. & 5:50 a.m. -- TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION (1995)

Thursday, April 9 -- SCREAMERS SERIES 10 p.m. & 1:45 a.m. -- SCREAMERS (1996) 12 a.m. & 3:40 a.m. -- SCREAMERS: THE HUNTING (2009)

Thursday, April 16 -- TERRIFYING CREATURES 10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m. -- DNA (1996) 11:50 p.m. & 3:10 a.m. -- FRANKENFISH (2004)

Thursday, April 23 -- DEADLY SUSPENSE 10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. -- MORTAL THOUGHTS (1991) 11:50 p.m. & 3:20 a.m. -- RELENTLESS (1989)

Thursday, April 30 -- VENGEANCE AVENGERS 10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m. -- NO WAY BACK (1996) 11:40 p.m. & 3 a.m. -- ALREADY DEAD (2008)

Friday Features (popular hits)

Friday, April 3 -- OUTDOOR ADVENTURES 10 p.m. & 1:50 a.m. -- VERTICAL LIMIT (2000) 12:10 a.m. & 4 a.m. -- WHITE WATER SUMMER (1987)

Friday, April 10 -- HIGH-WIRED COMEDY 10 p.m. & 1:25 a.m. -- RICHARD PRYOR HERE AND NOW (1983) 11:40 p.m. & 3:05 a.m. -- NEIGHBORS (1981)

Friday, April 17 -- BADASS BRITS 8:15 p.m. & 11:50 p.m. -- SNATCH (2000) 10 p.m. & 1:40 a.m. -- LAYER CAKE (2005)

Friday, April 24 -- PSYCHO DE NIRO 10 p.m. & 2 a.m. -- TAXI DRIVER (1976) 12 a.m. & 4 a.m. -- THE FAN (1996)

Sony Movie Channel Spring Fever Marathon

Saturday, April 25 6 a.m. -- THE VIRGINITY HIT (2010) 7:35 a.m. -- WILD CHERRY (2009) 9:10 a.m. -- MEATBALLS PART II (1984) 10:40 a.m. -- WIENERS (2008) 12:15 p.m. -- MATING HABITS OF THE EARTHBOUND HUMAN (1999) 1:50 p.m. -- THE HOLLYWOOD KNIGHTS (1980) 3:25.m. -- MARDI GRAS: SPRING BREAK (2011) 5 p.m. -- SPRING BREAK (1983) 6:45 p.m. -- HARDBODIES (1984) 8:20 p.m. & 1:15 a.m. -- BIKINI ACADEMY (1996) 10 p.m. & 3 a.m. -- PRIVATE LESSONS (1981) 11:35 p.m. & 4:35 a.m. -- COUGAR HUNTING (2011)

Sundays In HD

Sunday, April 5 7 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. -- ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (2000) 9:05 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. -- FINDING FORRESTER (2000)

Sunday, April 12 7 p.m. & 10:50 p.m. -- LUCY (2003) 9:15 p.m. & 1 a.m. -- MARTIN AND LEWIS (2002)

Sunday, April 19 7 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. -- DEAN KOONTZ'S INTENSITY (1997)

Sunday, April 26 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. -- DEAN KOONTZ'S SOLE SURVIVOR (2000)

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.)

About Sony Movie Channel Sony Movie Channel is the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan. Offering uncut, uncensored theatrical releases in stunning high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures' vast library including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas. Sony Movie Channel is available on DISH Network, DIRECTV, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, CenturyLink and Suddenlink. For more information, visit SonyMovieChannel.com, Facebook and/or Twitter @SonyMovieCh.

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