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Reel 13 – December Lineup
Air date: 12/21/2013

The Great Train Robbery Kicks Off December’s Star-Studded Shortened Schedule of Reel 13 on THIRTEEN

 

Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland’s The Great Train Robbery, a dramatization of the first hold-up of a moving train in 1855 England, leads the pack of films on Reel 13’s abbreviated lineup this month on December 21.  Both Saturday evenings feature star-studded double features.

Right after The Great Train Robbery, Anthony Hopkins and Diane Ladd star in the biographical film about New Zealand speed bike racer Burt Munro in The World’s Fastest Indian.

The following week, Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor appear as father and daughter in Father’s Little Dividend, the sequel to their hit film Father of the Bride, followed by Jeff Daniels and Lauren Graham in the romantic comedy The Answer Man.

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.

 

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 “The Great Train Robbery” (1978) Dir: Michael Crichton

Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland star in this film about a master criminal plotting to steal gold from a moving train in Victorian England.

 

“The World’s Fastest Indian” (2005) Dir: Roger Donaldson

New Zealander Burt Munro developed an Indian motorcycle that set a world speed record in 1967. With Anthony Hopkins and Diane Ladd.

 

 

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“Father’s Little Dividend” (1951) Dir: Vincente Minnelli

Spencer Tracy portrays a reluctant grandfather in this sequel to Father of the Bride, also starring Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Bennett.

 

 “The Answer Man” (2009) Dir:  John Hindman

A single mother and a man fresh out of rehab seek advice from a reclusive author of spiritual books. With Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Kat Dennings and Tony Hale.

 

 

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