|Johannesburg, April 14 – “Show me the money!”
Yes, the famous line from Oscar award-winning movie Jerry Maguire is coming to SuperSport’s screens this week, as the sports broadcaster brings you an epic line-up of the greatest sports movies of all time starting this Friday and running every evening at 8.30pm on SuperSport 1.
The opening film, starring Cuba Gooding jnr and Tom Cruise, will kick off the movie fest, which will run daily for 60 days.
The 8.30pm slot will be a daily sports movie feature, with Jerry Maguire to be followed by Senna (Saturday), Any Given Sunday (Sunday), Rocky 1-5 (next Monday to Friday) and Invictus (next Saturday).
The titles range across a multitude of sports, from rugby to boxing, from baseball to soccer and cycling and more. There are serious movies (Cinderella Man, Million Dollar Arm) and slapstick (The Waterboy, Happy Gilmore), Oscar winners (The Colour of Money, Jerry Maguire) and tear-jerkers (Rudy, Rocky) among them.
“We’ve negotiated with all the major studios to bring viewers this incredible line-up,” said Gideon Khobane, chief executive of SuperSport. “There really is something here for everyone, many of them classics with lines and scenes that resonate as strongly as ever.”
The movies will also be available on DStv’s Catch Up service.