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Classic family-themed films to air on GREAT! Movies this Fathers Day


Classic family-themed films to air on GREAT! Movies this Fathers Day

Classic family-themed films to air on GREAT! Movies this Fathers Day

GREAT! Movies is giving over its schedule to ‘classic family-themed films’ this Fathers Day.

Fatherhood-centric films starring Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Ewan McGregor, Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep will be shown on Sunday 18th June.

The line-up includes:

Kramer Vs Kramer at 10.30am

Young husband and father Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) loves his family – and his job, which is where he spends most of his time. When he returns home late one evening from work, his wife Joanna (Meryl Streep) confronts him and then leaves him, forcing Ted to become the sole caregiver to their six-year-old son.

Now, Ted must learn to be a father while balancing the demands of his high-pressure career. But just as Ted adapts to his new role and begins to feel like a fulfilled parent, Joanna returns. And now she wants her son back.

Fly Away Home at 12.40pm

The soaring adventure of a 13-year-old girl and her estranged father who learn what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them to fly! Starring Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin and Dana Delaney.

Daddy Day Care at 2.50pm

When ad execs Charlie (Eddie Murphy) and Phil (Jeff Garlin) lose their jobs trying to sell a veggie-flavored breakfast cereal, their wives head off to work. But when they realise they can’t afford to keep their kids at the fancy Chapman Academy run by the evil Miss Harridan (Anjelica Huston), Charlie and Phil become the proprietors of Daddy Day Care.

Little do these two dads realise that they have just begun their own adventures in babysitting! Also starring Regina King.

Big Daddy at 4.40pm

Thirty-two-year-old Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) has spent his whole life avoiding responsibility. But when his girlfriend dumps him for an older man, he’s got to find a way to prove he’s ready to grow up. In a desperate last-ditch effort, Sonny adopts five-year-old Julian to impress her. She’s not impressed… and he can’t return the kid. Uh-oh for Sonny!

Big Fish at 6.35pm

Throughout his life Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor) has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, portrayed by Albert Finney, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William (Billy Crudup). Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures in this marvel of a movie.

GREAT! movies is available on FREEVIEW 34, SKY 321, VIRGIN 425 and FREESAT 302

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