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16th Apr 2024

A legendary Western movie is one of the films on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

It has a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Our TV movie pick for tonight (Tuesday, 16 April) is Pale Rider, the legendary Western from 1985 directed by and starring Clint Eastwood.

He plays in the film an enigmatic man named Preacher who arrives into a town where a property owner named Coy LaHood (Richard Dysart) has started using a band of hooligans to terrorise a group of small-town gold miners into giving up their territory.

“Preacher fends off the attacks, and then goes directly to LaHood to negotiate. When the miners, led by Hull Barret (Michael Moriarty), refuse the terms, LaHood sends in Marshall Stockburn (John Russell) to take down Preacher and the others,” the plot synopsis reads.

Pale Rider holds an impressive 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics singling out Eastwood’s stylish direction and his mysterious, almost mythic lead character for praise.

It was also a smash hit at the box office and went onto become the highest grossing Western from the decade in which it was released.

Pale Rider is airing on TV tonight on ITV4 at 9pm and is also available to rent on Apple TV+, Rakuten TV and the Sky Store.

Check out a trailer for the film right here:

Here are the other movies airing on TV tonight:

The Transporter – Film4 – 9pm

Jason Statham is… the transporter.

Midnight Run – Comedy Central – 9pm

The beloved action-comedy featuring Robert De Niro’s most surprising performance.

Red Sun – Legend – 9pm

Another Western, except this time from the ’70s and boasting a legendary cast including Charles Bronson, Ursula Andress, Toshirō Mifune and Alain Delon.

Collateral – Film4 – 10.50pm

Tom Cruise stars in a rare villainous role, playing a hitman who takes a cab driver (Jamie Foxx) hostage – forcing the taxi man to help him carry out a contract killing spree. An incredible thriller.

The House of the Devil – Legend Xtra – 10.55pm

This supremely creepy ’80s set horror about a college student (Jocelin Donahue) hired as a babysitter at an isolated house was the breakthrough film for writer-director Ti West, who helmed the recent acclaimed slashers X and Pearl.

Dirty God – BBC Two – 11.15pm

This 2019 drama about a young mother (Vicky Knight) trying to reclaim her life after an acid attack leaves her severely scarred holds a 95% Rotten Tomatoes score.

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