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20th Apr 2024

A severely overlooked crime thriller movie is airing on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

the trust

It’s a real hidden gem.

Our TV movie pick for tonight (Saturday, April 20) is The Trust, a severely overlooked 2016 crime thriller starring Elijah Wood and Nicolas Cage.

It centres around a pair of cops (played by Wood and Cage) who, bored with their jobs and struggling financially, hatch a plan to rob a vault full of drug money.

As often with films like this, however, proceedings do not go according to plan.

Also featuring amongst its cast Ethan Suplee, Jerry Lewis and Sky Ferreira, The Trust was the debut movie from music video directing duo Alex and Benjamin Brewer.

In the years since, Benjamin Brewer would go on to co-write the screenplay for the Benicio del Toro-starring crime thriller Reptile. He also directed this year’s acclaimed action horror Arcadian, for which he re-teamed with Cage.

We’d recommend their earlier collaboration, however, as The Trust’s stylish filmmaking, dark comedy elements and twisty plot should have received more love upon release.

The Trust is airing on TV on Saturday night/Sunday morning at 1am on the channel Legend.

If you miss the hidden gem when its airing though, it is also available to rent for just €0.99 on Apple TV+.

Check out a trailer for The Trust right here:

Here are the other movies airing on TV tonight:

Sherlock Holmes – Comedy Central – 9pm

Guy Ritchie and Robert Downey Jr.’s highly entertaining take on the Arthur Conan Doyle-created detective.

Terminator: Dark Fate – Channel 4 – 9pm

The pretty underrated final entry in the Terminator franchise to date.

Mission: Impossible 2 – Film4 – 9pm

Widely considered the worst of the Mission: Impossible movies and yet, it’s still pretty fun.

Now You See Me – Sky Showcase – 9pm

This fun heist mystery flick with an all-star cast revolves around a team of magicians who pull off bank heists and robberies during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

The Hangover III – RTÉ2 – 9.30pm

The third and final entry in the raunchy comedy franchise.

Walk the Line – TG4 – 9.50pm

Joaquin Phoenix is Johnny Cash and an Oscar-winning Reese Witherspoon is June Carter in this beloved music biopic.

Rise of the Footsoldier – MTV – 10pm

The first entry in the long-running British gangster film franchise.

Predator 2 – ITV4 – 10.30pm

Danny Glover replaces Arnie and faces off with a technologically-advanced extra-terrestrial hunter in LA.

Mother’s Day – Legend – 10.50pm

Rebecca De Mornay (Risky Business, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle) headlines this 2010 horror remake.

Superbad – BBC One – 11.10pm

“McLovin? What kind of a stupid name is that?”

1408 – Film4 – 11.25pm

John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson star in this Stephen King adaptation about a haunted hotel room.

Cal – RTÉ2 – 11.25pm

This acclaimed ’80s Irish drama stars Helen Mirren and John Lynch and takes place against the backdrop of the Troubles.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – Channel 4 – 11.30pm

“April 1805, Napoleon is now master of Europe. Only the British fleet stands before him. Oceans are now battlefields.”

Sausage Party – Comedy Central – 11.50pm

The adult animated comedy written by and featuring the voice of Seth Rogen.

Blinded by the Light – RTÉ One – 11.55pm

This heart-warming comedy-drama tells the coming-of-age story of a British-Pakistani Muslim teenager (Viveik Kalra) in ’80s Britain whose life is changed forever after he discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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