BAD LIEUTENANT Heads Up Channel Premieres on Legend this July

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Abel Ferra’s brilliant and controversial 70s neo-noir crime thriller BAD LIEUTENANT featuring a magnetic performance from Harvey Keitel, gets its Channel premiere and heads up a summer season of action thrillers on LEGEND this July.

The exciting line-up includes the UK TV premiere of STAGECOACH: THE TEXAS JACK STORY, a sharp-shooting Canadian western based  on the life story of the life story of outlaw Nathaniel Reed

Other premieres are Lawrence Kasdan’s Western caper SILVERADO, starring Kevin Costner and Kevin Cline, Nick Love’s violent football drama THE FOOTBALL FACTORY, starring Danny Dyer, THE FAMILY (aka Violent City), an Italian / English crime thriller starring  Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas and Jill Ireland, and badass survival thriller BRAVEN.

Also, the cult fantasy / science fiction anthology series THE TWILIGHT ZONE, continues on Saturday and Sunday nights with the Channel premiere of Season 2.

Details in transmission order:

From Sat 6 July @ 20:30 – THE TWILIGHT ZONE Season 2 (1960). *Channel Premiere

Residing in the world of fantasy and science fiction, The Twilight Zone has become the role model for TV anthologies, brilliantly exploring the foibles of humanity in metaphoric ways unseen in conventional drama. Casts have included Redford, William Shatner, Burt Reynolds, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Carol Burnett, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin and Peter Falk The series were nominated for seven Emmy Awards and four Hugos and won three of each.

Sat 6 July @ 23:00 – THE FOOTBALL FACTORY (2004) *Channel Premiere

When Joe Braven (Jason Momoa), a humble logger living along the mountainous U.S./Canada border, is confronted by a group of deadly drug runners. Little do the drug runners know that, aside from fighting for the lives of his family, he has an instinctive love of the kill.

Fri 19 July @ 22:50 – THE FAMILY (1970*Channel Premiere

After being double-crossed by his mistress and barely escaping a murder attempt, a hit-man (Charles Bronsan) sets out to take his revenge on the woman and the mob boss who put her up to it. Directed by Sergio Sollima, this stylish crime thriller also stars Telly Savalas and, which music by Ennio Morricone.

Sat 20 July @ 23.00 – BAD LIEUTENANT (1992) *Channel premiere

While investigating the death of a young nun, ‘The Lieutenant’ , a corrupt cop (played by Harvey  Keitel), tries to change his ways and find forgiveness. He has survived on the streets for twenty years. He’s a gambler, a thief, a junkie, a killer – as well as a copp. Now he’s investigating the most shocking case of his life, and as he moves closer to the truth, his self-destructive past is closing in.

Wed 24 July @ 14:25 – SILVERADO (1995) *Channel Premiere

Four drifters – Paden (Kevin Kline), Emmett (Scott Glenn), Emmett’s brother Jake (Kevin Costner) and Mal (Danny Glover), arrive in Silverado, a small frontier town, and become unlikely heroes in a battle against a corrupt sheriff (Brian Dennehy) and a formidable gambling salon owner (Linda Hunt). .

Sat 27 July @ 21:00 – STAGECOACH (2016) *UK TV Premiere

Nathaniel Reed has left the outlaw life and settled down with a family until a US Marshal with a grudge hatches a revenge plot that forces Reed out of retirement. Reed returns to his criminal ways and becomes known as Texas Jack; one of the most infamous stagecoach robbers in history. Based on a true story.

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