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03rd Apr 2024

An action thriller movie gem is one of the films on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

Also featuring strong Western elements, the movie comes from the director of the classics 48 Hrs. and The Warriors.

Our TV movie pick for tonight is Extreme Prejudice, an ’80s action thriller with strong Western elements.

It centres around two childhood friends, one of which has grown up to be a Texas Ranger (Nick Nolte) and the other has gone on to become a major drug trafficker (Powers Boothe).

Over the course of the film, tensions between the pair grow, while the ranger’s territory is invaded by an unofficial and top-secret group of US combat veterans whose presence in the Mexican border town may or may not be connected to the drug trafficker’s activity.

Directed by cult US filmmaker Walter Hill (48 Hrs, The Driver, The Warriors) and taking its title from an iconic line from recent JOE TV pick Apocalypse Now – the two movies sharing a writer in John Milius – Extreme Prejudice’s visceral action set-pieces, Western iconography and twisty story make it well worth seeking out.

It also boasts a great supporting cast of recognisable faces, including Clancy Brown, María Conchita Alonso, Michael Ironside, Rip Torn and William Forsythe.

Extreme Prejudice is airing tonight on the TV channel Legend at 10.55pm. It is also available to rent on Apple TV and the Sky Store.

Here are the other movies airing on TV tonight:

Titanic – Film4 – 9pm

James Cameron’s Oscar-winning romantic disaster epic about the famous ship disaster.

The Courier – Legend – 9pm

A poorly reviewed action thriller with Gary Oldman and Olga Kurylenko.

Snitch – Sky Max – 10pm

Dwayne Johnson stars in this decent, gritty thriller as a man who goes undercover for the DEA after his estranged son is framed in a drug deal.

The Krays – ITV4 – 11.20pm

This well-liked ’90s crime-drama sees real-life brothers and Spandau Ballet band members Gary and Martin Kemp play British gangster twins Ronald and Reginald Kray.

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