Crime and Sci-Fi Flicks Lined-Up For LEGEND Channel May 2024

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JCVD and Dennis Rodman in Double Team

Crime dramas, action thrillers and sci-fi adventures headline the May line-up on LEGEND, with UK TV premieres for prison drama A VIOLENT MAN, starring an outstanding Craig Fairbrass and UNCHAINED, a riveting crime thriller starring Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas and John Malkovich.

Channel premieres include two Dominic Cooper thrillers, STRATTON and THE ESCAPIST, which also stars Brian Cox and Joseph Fiennes. Then there’s hard-hitting Brit gangster drama WE STILL KILL THE OLD WAY, and superior sci-fi drama THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, starring Ashton Kutcher.

Plus, there are first time showings for the star-studded LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN, with Josh Harnett, Bruce Willis, Ben Kingsley and Morgan Freeman, the all-action sci-fi thriller DOUBLE TEAM, which teams Jean-Claude Van Damme and Mickey Rourke, and Italian WW2 film COMMANDOS, starring Lee Van Cleef.

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

Details in transmission order:

Saturdays from 4th May 2024 @ 20.30 – THE TWILIGHT ZONE (1960)

A classic anthology of sci-fi, suspense and goose-bump-inducing tales that explore ‘a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man’. Filled with invention and irony, the stories are tightly constructed, oftentimes containing cautionary themes and frequently ending with an unexpected plot twist.

Thursday 9th May 2024 @ 21:00 – THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT (2003) *Channel Premiere

Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher) has lost crucial moments of his life, his childhood scarred by a series of terrifying events he can’t remember. When Evan realises that by reading his diaries, he can unlock the past and go back in time, he tries to reclaim the missing memories by tampering with the past… with unexpected and disastrous results.

Saturday 11th May 2024 @ 21:00 – STRATTON (2017) *Channel Premiere

Stratton (Dominic Cooper) is a dedicated SBS operative working alongside MI5. After losing his American counterpart on a mission, Stratton meets Sumner (Connie Nielsen) from MI6, who happens to have a past with Barofski, the terrorist he was targeting. Sumner deploys a team to capture him, and it becomes a race against time for the team to track down Barofski before he unleashes terror on London.

Thursday 16th May 2024 @ 21.00 – COMMANDOS (1968) *Channel premiere

During World War II, an Italian American commando outfit disguised as an Italian Army unit is parachuted behind enemy lines in North Africa. Stars Lee Van Cleef and Jack K

Friday 17th May 2024 @ 22:55 – A VIOLENT MAN (2021) *UK TV Premiere

The life of a violent and institutionalised prisoner (Craig Fairbrass) is turned upside down when his estranged daughter Claire (Zoë Tapper,) requests to meet him and Marcus (Stephen Odubola), a 19-year-old serving his first sentence, becomes his new cellmate.

Saturday 18th May 2024 @ 21:00 – UNCHAINED (2017) *UK TV premiere

When an attempted robbery goes wrong, three career criminals (Brody, Malkovich & Culkin) make a run for it, hiding out in an abandoned industrial building. The group are terrified to discover the bloodied presence of De Niro, an attack dog who’s been abandoned by his owner, gangster Blue (Antonio Banderas). Trying to keep their distance from this new threat, and with the law closing in, the group start fighting for their lives.

Friday 24th May 2024 @ 23:00 – WE STILL KILL THE OLD WAY (2014) *Channel Premiere

When his brother is brutally murdered at the hands of a sadistic mob of youths, expat Richie (Ian Ogilvy) is forced to trade the sun-kissed calm of Spain for the savage streets of London and return to his gangster roots on a violent quest for vengeance. With the odds towering against him alone, Richie must reunite with his old firm and prepare for battle in their biggest face-off yet.

Saturday 25th May 2024 @ 21:00 – DOUBLE TEAM (1997) *Channel premiere

Top counterterrorist, Jack Quinn (Claude Van Damme) wants to get out of the spy game. But on the eve of his final mission, he misses his target and loses everything in a split-second. Now, his wife and unborn son have become the target of terrorist Stavros (Mickey Rourke). Quinn must turn to the one man who can put him back in the game – weapons specialist Yaz (Dennis Rodman).

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