Sam Shepard
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 08: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS) Playwright Sam Shepard poses at The Opening Night for the MTC production of Sam Shepard’s “Fool For Love” on Broadway at Urbo NYC on October 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

HDNET MOVIES honors the life and career of accomplished actor and Pulitzer-winning playwright Sam Shepard with special airings of two films from his extensive catalogue of work. First the network will air his performance in the romance western ALL THE PRETTY HORSES starring Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz on Friday, Aug. 4 at 7pE/4pP. Then, on Sept. 3, Shepard joins the ensemble crime thriller SWORDFISH with Halle Barry and John Travolta at 7:15pE/4:15pP. These films will have multiple encore airings throughout August and September.

Renowned for his work on screen, on stage and in the writer’s room, Sam Shepard’s career spanned over half a century, writing and starring in dozens of films and plays, highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play “Buried Child,” and an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor in the 1983 film “The Right Stuff.” Shepard passed away Sunday at the age of 73.

HDNET MOVIES’ line-up of Sam Shepard films is as follows:


Premiere – Friday, August 4th – 7pE

Thursday, August 10th – 2:55pE

Friday, August 11th – 11:05aE

Saturday, August 19th – 5:10pE

Sunday, August 20th – 10:10aE

Saturday, August 26th – 11:10aE

Tuesday, August 29th – 11:50aE


Premiere – Sunday, Sept. 3rd – 7:15pE

Monday, Sept. 4th – 2:05pE

Monday, Sept. 11th – 11:35aE

Saturday, Sept. 16th – 7:40aE

Wednesday, Sept. 20th – 10:20pE

Wednesday, Sept. 20th – 2:25aE

Tuesday, Sept. 26th – 7:15pE

Saturday, Sept. 30th – 9pE

Saturday, Sept. 30th – 2:25aE

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