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OPTUS MOVIES: July 1999

Here is our selection of movies on the Optus pay tv service, a new feature we introduced last month.  Each month we will bring you a selection of reviews (and interviews – linked from the reviews pages) for pay tv movies on both Optus and FOXTEL.

MOVIE OF THE MONTH

TOMORROW NEVER DIES *
Pierce Bosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Judi Dench
(1997) – M Action
Sunday 18th July @ 8.30 pm on MOVIE ONE

* Australian TV premiere

SUNDAY NIGHT BLOCKBUSTERS

FLUBBER *
Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Raymond J Barry
(1997) G Comedy

* Won 1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Robin Williams - Favorite Actor Actress - Family.

Sunday 4th July @ 8:30pm on MOVIE ONE

*Australian TV Premiere

THE RAINMAKER *
Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Mary Kay Place, Dean Stockwell
(1997) - M Drama
Jon Voight nominated for a 1998 Golden Globe for ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Sunday 11th @ 8:30pm on MOVIE ONE

*Australian TV Premiere

SATURDAY NIGHT BLOCKBUSTERS

JOEY *
Jamie Croft, Alex McKenna, Rebecca Gibney, Ed Begley Jr, Ruth Cracknell
(1997) G Adventure

Saturday 10th July @ 8:30pm on MOVIE EXTRA

*Australian TV Premiere

SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET *
Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B D Wong, Mako, Danny Denzongpa, Victor Wong
(1997) M Drama

Saturday 31st July @ 8:30pm on MOVIE EXTRA

*Australian TV Premiere

OTHER AUSTRALIAN TV PREMIERES

TREES LOUNGE *
Steve Buscemi, Anthony LaPaglia, Elizabeth Bracco, Debi Mazar, Carol Kane, Mark Boone Jr.
(1996) M Drama
Nominated for 1997 Independent Spirit Award

Friday 2nd July @ 10:30pm on MOVIE ONE

*Australian TV Premiere

SUBURBIA *
Parker Posey, Giovanni Ribisi, Jayce Bartok, Amie Carey, Nicky Katt
(1997) M Comedy

Wednesday 14th July @ 8:30pm on MOVIE ONE

*Australian TV Premiere

4TH OF JULY – AMERICAN PRESIDENTS’ (MOVIE) DAY

1.00pm AIR FORCE ONE M

HARRISON FORD is President James Marshall who is travelling on the presidential plane Air Force One when it is hijacked by rogue Russian terrorists.

3.00pm ABSOLUTE POWER M

GENE HACKMAN is President Alan Richmond who believes he is above reproach, but when a thief named Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) is the witness to murder, the Secret Service have to try to keep him silent.

5.00pm MURDER AT 1600    M

RONNY COX is President Jack Neil who is supposedly not in the White House when the body of a staffer is found. However Detective Harlan Regis (Wesley Snipes) slowly uncovers the truth.

6.45pm MY FELLOW AMERICANS M

UNREVIEWED

JACK LEMMON is ex-President Russel P Kramer, JAMES GARNER is ex-President Matt Douglas and DAN AYKROYD is President William Haney in this comedy that teams them all up together.

8.30pm SHADOW CONSPIRACY M

UNREVIEWED

SAM WATERSTON is the President, and Charlie Sheen is his special assistant Bobby Bishop who gets information that there is a conspiracy going on in the White House, and he must get to the bottom of it.

10.15pm MARS ATTACKS M

JACK NICHOLSON is President Dale who must reassure his people that the Martian attack on Earth is under control.

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