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Soapnet Announces the Acquisition of Five Additional Movies for Its "Sunday Night Movie" Franchise
"Moonstruck," "The Butcher's Wife," "Clue," "Mommie Dearest" and "Lucky 13" are among the offerings.

[via press release from SOAPnet]


Cher, Nicolas Cage, Demi Moore, Faye Dunaway, Lauren Graham and Kaley Cuoco Headline All-Star Casts

SOAPnet announced today the acquisition of five additional movies for its "Sunday Night Movie" franchise. Movies currently air Sundays at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT, and the five new films will begin airing on Sunday, August 3. The theatrical titles include "Moonstruck," starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Danny Aiello and Olympia Dukakis; "Clue," starring Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Lesley Ann Warren and Martin Mull; "Mommie Dearest," starring Faye Dunaway; "The Butcher's Wife," starring Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels and Mary Steenburgen; and "Lucky 13," starring Lauren Graham, Kaley Cuoco, Harland Williams, Ever Carradine, Jenna Fischer, Taryn Manning, Sasha Alexander and Debra Jo Rupp.

The five films were acquired from MGM Worldwide Television and Paramount Pictures Worldwide Television Distribution.

A description of each movie follows, listed in the order in which they'll air:

� "Moonstruck" premieres August 3 and stars Cher, Nicolas Cage, Danny Aiello and Olympia Dukakis. Cher won an Academy Award� for Best Actress for her role as widow Loretta Castorini, who falls for her fianc�'s ne'er-do-well brother (Academy Award� Winner, Nicolas Cage).

� "The Butcher's Wife" premieres August 10 and stars Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, Mary Steenburgen and Frances McDormand. A psychic impulsively marries a man she thought she was meant to be with, but later meets her real Mr. Right.

� "Clue" premieres August 17 and stars Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Lesley Ann Warren and Martin Mull. Six guests and several staff members are all suspects in the murder of the owner of a strange mansion. Who is the killer? Was it colonel Mustard in the ballroom with the candlestick? Miss Scarlet in the library with the knife? Or did the butler do it? Based on the popular board game.

� "Mommie Dearest" premieres August 24 and stars Faye Dunaway. No wire hangers ever! Academy Award� winner Faye Dunaway stars in this classic film about the life of Joan Crawford.

� "Lucky 13" premieres August 31 and stars Lauren Graham, Kaley Cuoco, Harland Williams, Ever Carradine, Jenna Fischer, Taryn Manning, Sasha Alexander and Debra Jo Rupp. In an effort to win over the girl of his dreams (Lauren Graham), a man tracks down his ex-girlfriends to discover what went wrong.

SOAPnet offers same-day episodes of popular daytime dramas including "All My Children," "Days of our Lives," "One Life to Live," "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" at night for convenient viewing. In addition, the network provides original programs, including "MVP," "Relative Madness," "General Hospital: Night Shift," and the biography shows "Soapography" and "1 Day With..." Wrapped in a 24-hour environment, SOAPnet also offers primetime classics including "The O.C.," "One Tree Hill," "Beverly Hills 90210," "Melrose Place" and "Dallas," as well as former daytime series "Port Charles" and "Ryan's Hope."

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