Spike TV Highlights - May 2005
NEW YORK, April 8 -- Spike TV Special Events / Marathons
20 GREATEST DRIVERS
Spike TV counts down the 20 greatest racecar drivers of all time in this
one-hour original special. Premieres Saturday, May 21 (4:00 - 5:00 PM,
MEMORIAL DAY WAR MOVIE MARATHON
Spike TV salutes Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 (9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, ET/PT)
with an all day marathon of popular war movies.
9:00 - 11:00 AM, ET/PT - BILOXI BLUES (1988, Comedy/Drama, TV-PG)
A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War
in Biloxi, Mississippi. Starring Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken.
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM, ET/PT - THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990,
A Russian submarine captain plans to defect, but is met with strong
opposition by his crew and American misconceptions of his intentions. CIA
analyst Jack Ryan knows he is defecting but must convince the rest of the Navy
before it is too late. Starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin.
1:30 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT - PLATOON (1986, Action/Drama/War, TV-14)
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the
horrors of war and the duality of man. Starring Charlie Sheen and Tom
4:00 - 6:30 PM, ET/PT - THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990, Action/Thriller,
6:30 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT - PLATOON (1986, Action/Drama/War, TV-14)
CASINO CINEMA - CONTINUES
Every Tuesday in May, watch, bet and win with Spike TV's "Casino Cinema,"
hosted by Beth Ostrosky and Steve Schirripa.
Tuesday, May 3 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT)
CITY OF INDUSTRY (1997, Crime/Thriller)
Lee Egan lures his older brother Roy out of "retirement" with a sweet
jewel heist, only to get killed by a backstabbing partner; then it's up to
Royto get revenge. Starring Harvey Keitel, Stephen Dorff, Timothy Hutton, and
Tuesday, May 10 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT)
ANOTHER 48 HOURS (1990, Action/Comedy, TV-14)
Reggie Hammond and sloppy police officer Jack Cates team up again to track
down an unscrupulous drug dealer in only 48 hours. Starring Eddie Murphy and
Tuesday, May 17 (9:00 PM - Midnight)
PLATOON (1986, Action/Drama/War, TV-14)
Tuesday, May 24 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).
FIELD OF DREAMS (1989, Fantasy/Drama)
Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you
build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build
a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe
Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for
throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a
reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the
purpose for his field. Starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones.
Tuesday, May 31 (9:00 - 11:30 PM, ET/PT).
AMERICAN DRAGONS (1998, Action)
Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the
countries together to solve the crime. Starring Michael Biehn and Joong Hung-
SPECIAL MOVIE PRESENTATION
Thursday, May 26 (9:00 - 11:00 PM, ET/PT).
THE LONGEST YARD (1974, Comedy, TV-14)
To celebrate the May 27th release of "The Longest Yard" remake, Spike TV
presents the original. A football player-turned-convict organizes a team of
inmates to play against a team of prison guards. His dilemma is that the
warden asks him to throw the game in return for an early release. Starring
FILMS OF FURY
Every Saturday (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT), Spike TV features a different
high-flying, hard-hitting, action-packed martial arts movie. The schedule is
Saturday, May 7 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).
THE HEROIC TRIO (1993, Action/Fantasy, TV-14)
Three women from opposing sides find they all have something in common
buried deep in their past. Starring Michelle Yeoh.
Saturday, May 14 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).
THE DEFENDER (1994, Action, TV-14)
A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the
girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese
government. Starring Jet Li.
Saturday, May 21 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).
THE MASTER (1989, Action, TV-14)
An old martial-arts master has problems with his former student, who wants
nothing more than to kill him and show everyone who the real master is.
Starring Jet Li.
Saturday, May 28 (2:00 - 4:00 PM, ET/PT).
DRAGON LORD (1982, Action, TV-14)
Dragon and his buddy Cowboy get mixed up in a plot to swipe some valuable
Chinese antiques and are forced to kick butt. Starring Jackie Chan.
OTHER MOVIE PREMIERES
Sunday, May 15 (8:00 - 10:30 PM, ET/PT); encores (10:30 PM - 1:00 AM,
WITNESS (1985, Drama, TV-14)
Police officer John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect a
young boy who witnessed a murder. Starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis.
Saturday, May 28 (4:00 - 6:00 PM, ET/PT).
DISTURBING BEHAVIOR (1998, Horror/Thriller, TV-14)
The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town's
method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens. Starring
James Marsden and Katie Holmes.
THE LANCE KRALL SHOW
New episodes premiere Mondays (11:05 - 11:35 PM, ET/PT); encores Saturdays
(1:30 - 2:00 AM, ET/PT).
Spike TV presents a new, original sketch comedy series, "The Lance Krall
Show." With innovative comedic abilities including dead-on accurate
impersonations and physical humor, Lance and his hilarious ensemble cast fuse
humor, biting satire and a host of wacky original characters to create a show
that stretches the bounds of sketch comedy and what a non-scripted television
series can be.
New episodes premiere Mondays (11:35 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).
This new, off-beat half-hour sketch comedy series stars comedian/writer
Roman Danylo. A fast-paced mix of sharp and irreverent sketch comedy and
parodies, in "Comedy Inc.," nothing is sacred.
Telecasts Tuesdays (11:30 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Wednesdays (11:00 PM -
Midnight, ET/PT), Thursdays (9:00 PM - Midnight, ET/PT), Saturdays (6:00 -
7:00 PM, ET/PT, 9:30 - 10:00 PM, ET/PT and 1:00 - 1:30 AM, ET/PT) and Sundays
(2:30 - 3:00 PM, ET/PT).
Spike TV's acclaimed original comedic series, is described as a wacky
combination of "Fear Factor," "Jackass," "Iron Chef," with a touch of "Mystery
Science Theater 3000." Using the actual footage from one of the most popular
primetime Japanese reality game shows, Takeshi's Castle, MXC is re-written to
create an entirely new comedic storyline. The series is not dubbed and there
is not a single trace of literal translation from the original show.
Telecasts Saturdays (8:00 - 9:00 PM, ET/PT).
Carpocalypse takes viewers on a riotous journey, where reality programming
meets the future of smash-up derby. Follow a slew of colorful demolition
racing heroes as they prepare for and compete in such unimaginable events as
Auto Soccer, School Bus Figure Eight Race, Blindfolded Trailer Racing, and
more. The drivers have only a few days and a couple hundred dollars to turn
junkyard clutter into monster racing machines -- vying as much for the support
of the radical demo racing fans as for the coveted cash prizes.
Telecasts Saturdays (9:00 - 9:30 PM, ET/PT).
This fast-paced, highly visual series from the creators of "Monster
Garage" is an adventure in destruction. A group of seasoned pyrotechnic
professionals from B&B Effects invites the "Boom" apprentices along as they
take on weekly assignments based on viewer requests.
* HEY! SPRING OF TRIVIA (TV-PG)
New episodes premiere Sundays (1:00-1:30 AM, ET/PT).
A high-speed procession of fascinating trivia and outrageous information.
In Japanviewers send in more than 20,000 trivia suggestions per week covering
topics ranging from pop culture and science to sports and history. From these
submissions, the best trivia ideas are selected and video demonstration
segments are produced with the accuracy of each segment rigorously verified.
Spike TV's version of the series is translated into English from its Japanese
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TV-PG)
Telecasts Monday-Friday (7:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Fridays (10:00 PM-
CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION revolves around a team of forensic Crime
Scene Investigators in the Las Vegas police department's Criminalistics
Bureau. By relentlessly analyzing every detail at the scene of a crime, no
matter how seemingly irrelevant or grotesque in nature, the team has science
and experience on their side to solve the case. The series stars William
Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads, Jorja Fox and Paul
SUNDAY AUTO SPECIALS
Each Sunday afternoon in May, Spike TV telecasts a marathon of the
network's most popular auto programming. The schedule is as follows:
May 1 (3:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) - TRUCKS!
May 8 (3:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) - RIDE WITH FUNKMASTER FLEX
May 15 (3:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) - HORSEPOWER TV
May 22 (3:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) - XTREME 4x4
May 29 (3:00 - 7:00 PM, ET/PT) - TRUCKS!
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