Thirteen Announces Upcoming Classic Film Line-Up
From adultery on a dart team to Chicago White Sox players on trial for throwing the World Series, the July offerings on "Reel 13" - including "Heartlands," "The Hustler," "Eight Men Out" and "Rocky II" -- show that, whatever the game, good sportsmanship doesn't always prevail.
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Every Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m., viewers can catch a Classic hosted by film historian Neal Gabler, followed by an Indie, hosted by Richard Peña.
The evening concludes with a Short selected by visitors to Reel13.org who vote for their favorite of three shorts every week.
"Dial M for Murder" (1954) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
A love triangle leads to murder in this classic thriller starring Grace Kelly and Ray Milland. Based on the play by Frederick Knott.
"Heartlands" (2002) Dir: Damien O'Donnell
Michael Sheen is an Englishman stunned to learn of his wife's affair with the captain of his dart team. With Mark Addy and Jim Carter.
"The Hustler" (1961) Dir: Robert Rossen
A gambler (George C. Scott) stakes pool shark 'Fast Eddie' Felson (Paul Newman) in a smoke-filled marathon against Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason). With Piper Laurie.
"In the Weeds" (2000)Dir: Michael Rauch
Joshua Leonard, Molly Ringwald and Ellen Pompeo star in story about the lives and loves of servers in a New York bistro.
"Eight Men Out" (1988) Dir: John Sayles
Chicago White Sox players stand trial for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series. With John Cusack. Clifton James and Michael Lerner
"Speakeasy" (2002)Dir: Brandon Murphy
A car accident proves a catalyst in the relationship of two men. David Strathairn, Nicky Katt and Stacy Edwards