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Tue, July 22

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42

HBOSIG, 5:45 pm ET

Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) breaks baseball's color barrier by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The Godfather

The Godfather

HBO2, 6:30 pm ET

Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama, based on Mario Puzo's novel of the same name, focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). When the don's youngest son, Michael (Al Pacino), reluctantly joins the Mafia, he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal. Although Michael tries to maintain a normal relationship with his wife, Kay (Diane Keaton), he is drawn deeper into the family business.

Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise

BET, 7:00 pm ET

Hard times have fallen on Pacashau, Ga., but the townspeople have faith that the Divinity Church Choir will lift their spirits by winning a national competition. The choir has always made beautiful music, but now, its two leading ladies have hit a sour note. Vi Rose (Queen Latifah) believes that a traditional style is the key to victory, but G.G. (Dolly Parton) thinks tried-and-true means tired-and-old. The two singers must find a harmonious chord or risk losing everything.

Bolt

Bolt

DISNEY, 8:00 pm ET

The days of canine superstar Bolt (John Travolta) are filled with danger and intrigue ... until the cameras stop rolling. But Bolt doesn't know that he's on a TV show; he thinks his amazing powers are real. When Bolt is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to the mean streets of New York, he begins his most-amazing adventure: Armed only with his delusions and accompanied by a cat and a hamster, he sets out to to find his owner, Penny (Miley Cyrus).

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

IFC, 8:00 pm ET

Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he didn't commit the crimes. While there, he forms a friendship with Red (Morgan Freeman), experiences brutality of prison life, adapts, helps the warden, etc., all in 19 years.

Argo

Argo

HBOSIG, 9:00 pm ET

On November 4, 1979, Iranian revolutionaries storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. Amid the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge at the home of the Canadian ambassador. However, knowing that it's only a matter of time before the refugees are found and very likely executed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) hatches a risky plan to get the group safely out of the country. Based on a true story.

The Woods

The Woods

CHILLER, 9:00 pm ET

A tormented teen (Agnes Bruckner) has terrifying visions, while her classmates at a remote boarding-school for girls go missing.

This Is 40

This Is 40

HBOZ, 10:15 pm ET

A husband and wife deal with their current state of affairs.

The Best Man Holiday

The Best Man Holiday

HBOSIG, 11:00 pm ET

Long-forgotten rivalries and romances re-ignite when college friends have a Christmas reunion.

Wed, July 23

The Wolverine

The Wolverine

HBO, 5:45 pm ET

Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) looks for clues to his past in Japan's criminal underworld.

Entrapment

Entrapment

HBO2, 6:05 pm ET

Insurance investigator Virginia "Gin" Baker (Catherine Zeta-Jones), looking into a stolen Rembrandt painting, suspects that accomplished thief Robert "Mac" MacDougal (Sean Connery) is responsible. She decides to go undercover and help Mac steal an ancient artifact. When a suspicious Mac confronts Gin about her real intentions, she claims that she is, in fact, a thief and that the insurance job is a cover. To prove it, she proposes a new target that could net them $8 billion.

The Heat

The Heat

MOMAX, 6:15 pm ET

A federal agent and a Boston cop go after a Russian mobster.

Elf

Elf

MPLEX, 6:20 pm ET

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

Frozen

Frozen

STARZ, 6:20 pm ET

When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with extreme mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find her sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from destruction.

Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut

SUNDANCE, 6:30 pm ET

After Dr. Bill Hartford's (Tom Cruise) wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman), admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

American Graffiti

American Graffiti

HDNETMV, 6:45 pm ET

On the last day of summer vacation in 1962, friends Curt (Richard Dreyfuss), Steve (Ronny Howard), Terry (Charles Martin Smith) and John (Paul Le Mat) cruise the streets of small-town California while a mysterious disc jockey (Wolfman Jack) spins classic rock'n'roll tunes. It's the last night before their grown-up lives begin, and Steve's high-school sweetheart, a hot-to-trot blonde, a bratty adolescent and a disappearing angel in a Thunderbird provide all the excitement they can handle.

Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World

STZE, 7:05 pm ET

Thor must save Earth and the Nine Realms from an ancient enemy that predates the universe itself.

Thu, July 24

Derailed

Derailed

STARZ, 5:35 pm ET

Temptation and a difficult home life leave Charles (Clive Owen) open to an affair with Lucinda (Jennifer Aniston), whom he meets during his commute. Both are married with children, and it isn't long before they are together in a sleazy motel. However, a thug named LaRoche (Vincent Cassel) bursts into the room and attacks them, and they can't report it without their families discovering the affair. As if the violation wasn't enough, LaRoche then calls Charles to blackmail him.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

MAX, 5:45 pm ET

A writer (Tobey Maguire) becomes swept up in the affairs of Jazz Age New York's super-rich when he moves next door to a mysterious millionaire (Leonardo DiCaprio) who throws lavish parties and pines for an unattainable woman (Carey Mulligan).

Batman Returns

Batman Returns

LOGO, 6:00 pm ET

The monstrous Penguin (Danny DeVito), who lives in the sewers beneath Gotham, joins up with wicked shock-headed businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) to topple the Batman (Michael Keaton) once and for all. But when Shreck's timid assistant, Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer), finds out, and Shreck tries to kill her, she is transformed into the sexy Catwoman. She teams up with the Penguin and Shreck to destroy Batman, but sparks fly unexpectedly when she confronts the caped crusader.

Man on a Ledge

Man on a Ledge

SHOWX, 6:15 pm ET

When disgraced ex-cop Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) steps onto the ledge of the highest floor of New York's famous Roosevelt Hotel, more than just his life is at risk; he threatens to bring the city to its knees. For there are some very nervous people around with some very big secrets to hide. As police negotiator Lydia Spencer (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk Nick in from the ledge, she begins to suspect that he has ulterior motives behind his actions.

Say Anything...

Say Anything...

ENCORE, 6:15 pm ET

In a charming, critically acclaimed tale of first love, Lloyd (John Cusack), an eternal optimist, seeks to capture the heart of Diane (Ione Skye), an unattainable high-school beauty and straight-A student. It surprises just about everyone when she returns the sentiment. But Diane's overly possessive, divorced father (John Mahoney) doesn't approve and it will take more than the power of love to conquer all.

The Life of Pi

The Life of Pi

HBOF, 7:00 pm ET

A zookeeper's son and a tiger are stranded together at sea.

21

21

FXM, 8:00 pm ET

Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess), a brilliant student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, needs some quick cash to pay his tuition bills. He joins a group of students who, under the leadership of unorthodox professor Mickey Rosa (Kevin Spacey), use their math skills to win big in Las Vegas. Seduced by a beautiful teammate (Kate Bosworth) and loads of money, Ben learns that the stakes are higher than he ever imagined when he crosses paths with casino enforcer Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne).

Bad Teacher

Bad Teacher

FX, 8:00 pm ET

For most, teaching is an honorable profession -- except for Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). The foul-mouthed, boozy woman can't wait to marry a rich man and quit her job, but she has to rethink her plans when her sugar daddy dumps her. Then Scott Delacorte (Justin Timberlake), a substitute teacher who's cute and rich, arrives. Elizabeth can't wait to sink her teeth into a new meal ticket, but she faces stiff competition from Amy (Lucy Punch), a popular and perky colleague.

Identity

Identity

ENCORE, 8:00 pm ET

When a vicious storm breaks out in the Nevada desert, 10 people seek refuge in an isolated motel. At the same time, a serial killer (Pruitt Taylor Vince) under the care of psychiatrist Doctor Mallick (Alfred Molina) -- who has just found the killer's revealing journal -- awaits execution for murdering a group of motel guests. When the storm-stranded travelers realize they are being killed off one by one, limo driver Ed Dakota (John Cusack) bids to stay alive and reveal the murderer's identity.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

HBO2, 8:00 pm ET

Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) is an amiable single guy who works at a big-box store. Living alone, 40-year-old Andy spends his free time playing video games and curating his action-figure collection. Despite his age, Andy has never had sex, so his friends, including the laid-back David (Paul Rudd), push Andy towards losing his virginity. While attempting to get over his awkwardness around female customers, Andy meets local shop owner Trish (Catherine Keener), and they begin a tentative romance.

The Butler

The Butler

SHO2, 8:00 pm ET

A White House butler (Forest Whitaker) has a front-row seat as history is made over the course of three decades and eight presidential administrations, including Eisenhower (Robin Williams), Kennedy (James Marsden) and Nixon (John Cusack).

Gravity

Gravity

HBO, 8:30 pm ET

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission. Her commander is veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), helming his last flight before retirement. Then, on a routine space walk, disaster strikes -- the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Ryan and Matt stranded in deep space with no link to Earth and no hope of rescue. As their fear turns to panic, they realize that the only way home may be to venture out further into space.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

ACMAX, 9:30 pm ET

Bilbo Baggins begins a journey to reclaim a stolen treasure.

The Master

The Master

TMC, 10:00 pm ET

A drifter becomes the right-hand man of a faith-based organization's charismatic leader.

This Is 40

This Is 40

HBOSIG, 10:30 pm ET

A husband and wife deal with their current state of affairs.

Fri, July 25

The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines

HBO2, 5:45 pm ET

In upstate New York, two men (Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper), and later, their sons (Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen) must deal with the unforeseen consequences of their actions.

Dear John

Dear John

FXX, 6:00 pm ET

When soldier John Tyree (Channing Tatum) meets an idealistic college student, Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried), it's the beginning of a strong romance. Over the next seven tumultuous years and separated by John's increasingly dangerous deployment, the lovers stay in touch through their letters, meeting in person only rarely. However, their correspondence triggers consequences that neither could foresee.

The Purge

The Purge

HBOZ, 6:30 pm ET

In a future society ruled by martial law, murder is legal for 12 hours, three times a year.

Kramer vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer

RETRO, 8:00 pm ET

On the same day Manhattan advertising executive Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) lands the biggest account of his career, he learns that his wife, Joanna (Meryl Streep), is leaving him and their young son, Billy (Justin Henry). Forced to raise his son alone, Ted loses his job but gains a stronger relationship with the child with the help of another single parent, Margaret (Jane Alexander). When Joanna returns to claim custody of Billy, the ensuing court battle takes a toll on everyone concerned.

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

STZC, 8:00 pm ET

Fate brings together Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) and white lawman John Reid (Armie Hammer) to join forces in the never-ending battle against corruption and greed.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

HDNETMV, 8:35 pm ET

A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles (Derek Luke), is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant social problems begin to flare up. It is left to the inspiring abilities of new coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) to instill in the other team members -- and, by proxy, the town itself -- a sense of self-respect and honor.

We

We're the Millers

HBOSIG, 9:00 pm ET

Small-time pot dealer David Burke (Jason Sudeikis) learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished; trying to help some teens, he gets jumped by thugs and loses his cash and stash. Now, David's in major debt to his supplier, and to wipe the slate clean, he has to go to Mexico and pick up the guy's latest shipment. To accomplish his mission, Dave devises a foolproof plan: he packs a fake family into a huge RV and heads south of the border for a wild weekend that is sure to end with a bang.

Runaway Jury

Runaway Jury

TNT, 10:01 pm ET

After a workplace shooting in New Orleans, a trial against the gun manufacturer pits lawyer Wendell Rohr (Dustin Hoffman) against shady jury consultant Rankin Fitch (Gene Hackman), who uses illegal means to stack the jury with people sympathetic to the defense. But when juror Nicholas Easter (John Cusack) and his girlfriend, Marlee (Rachel Weisz), reveal their ability to sway the jury into delivering any verdict they want, a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game begins.

Gremlins

Gremlins

ENCRCL, 10:35 pm ET

A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the "mogwai" but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.

Sat, July 26

A Good Day to Die Hard

A Good Day to Die Hard

MOMAX, 5:50 pm ET

John McClane and his son battle Russian villains.

Ladder 49

Ladder 49

ENCRBL, 6:10 pm ET

After saving the life of one of the civilians inside, firefighter Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) finds himself trapped in a burning warehouse with a broken leg. As his friend and mentor, Deputy Chief Mike Kennedy (John Travolta), tries to negotiate a rescue from without, Jack flashes back to various events in his life: the first, awkward days on the force, meeting the woman (Jacinda Barrett) who would become his wife and saving a small girl from a burning building.

The Social Network

The Social Network

FXM, 6:30 pm ET

In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new concept that eventually turns into the global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, he is one of the youngest billionaires ever, but Zuckerberg finds that his unprecedented success leads to both personal and legal complications when he ends up on the receiving end of two lawsuits, one involving his former friend (Andrew Garfield). Based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires."

Brave

Brave

ENCFAM, 7:00 pm ET

Merida (Kelly Macdonald), the impetuous, but courageous, daughter of Scottish King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), is a skilled archer who wants to carve out her own path in life. Her defiance of an age-old tradition angers the Highland lords and leads to chaos in the kingdom. Merida seeks help from an eccentric witch (Julie Walters), who grants her an ill-fated wish. Now, Merida must discover the true meaning of courage and undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

50 First Dates

50 First Dates

ENCORE, 8:00 pm ET

Playboy vet Henry sets his heart on romancing Lucy, but she has short-term memory loss; she can't remember anything that happened the day before. So every morning, Henry has to woo her again. Her friends and family are very protective, and Henry must convince them that he's in it for love.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

HBOC, 8:00 pm ET

Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) is an amiable single guy who works at a big-box store. Living alone, 40-year-old Andy spends his free time playing video games and curating his action-figure collection. Despite his age, Andy has never had sex, so his friends, including the laid-back David (Paul Rudd), push Andy towards losing his virginity. While attempting to get over his awkwardness around female customers, Andy meets local shop owner Trish (Catherine Keener), and they begin a tentative romance.

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

ABCFAM, 9:00 pm ET

Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman whose own life is a mess, but when she learns that her lifelong best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is engaged, she has no choice but to serve as the maid of honor. Though lovelorn and almost penniless, Annie, nevertheless, winds her way through the strange and expensive rituals associated with her job as the bride's go-to gal. Determined to make things perfect, she gamely leads Lillian and the other bridesmaids down the wild road to the wedding.

Moneyball

Moneyball

FXM, 9:00 pm ET

Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), general manager of the Oakland A's, one day has an epiphany: Baseball's conventional wisdom is all wrong. Faced with a tight budget, Beane must reinvent his team by outsmarting the richer ball clubs. Joining forces with Ivy League graduate Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), Beane prepares to challenge old-school traditions. He recruits bargain-bin players whom the scouts have labeled as flawed, but have game-winning potential. Based on the book by Michael Lewis.

Sun, July 27

Little Children

Little Children

SUNDANCE, 6:00 pm ET

Sarah (Kate Winslet) is a well-educated woman who cannot come to terms with her life as a housewife and mother. Brad (Patrick Wilson), a stay-at-home dad, is married to a beautiful filmmaker (Jennifer Connelly) and goes skateboarding instead of studying for the bar exam. The pair meet at a playground and soon begin having secret trysts while their children nap and their spouses are at work.

The Heat

The Heat

MOMAX, 7:00 pm ET

A federal agent and a Boston cop go after a Russian mobster.

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

ABCFAM, 8:00 pm ET

Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman whose own life is a mess, but when she learns that her lifelong best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is engaged, she has no choice but to serve as the maid of honor. Though lovelorn and almost penniless, Annie, nevertheless, winds her way through the strange and expensive rituals associated with her job as the bride's go-to gal. Determined to make things perfect, she gamely leads Lillian and the other bridesmaids down the wild road to the wedding.

The Hangover

The Hangover

TBS, 8:00 pm ET

Two days before his wedding, Doug (Justin Bartha) and three friends (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis) drive to Las Vegas for a wild and memorable stag party. In fact, when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning, they can't remember a thing; nor can they find Doug. With little time to spare, the three hazy pals try to re-trace their steps and find Doug so they can get him back to Los Angeles in time to walk down the aisle.

42

42

HBOSIG, 9:00 pm ET

Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) breaks baseball's color barrier by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Gravity

Gravity

HBO2, 9:00 pm ET

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first shuttle mission. Her commander is veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), helming his last flight before retirement. Then, on a routine space walk, disaster strikes -- the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Ryan and Matt stranded in deep space with no link to Earth and no hope of rescue. As their fear turns to panic, they realize that the only way home may be to venture out further into space.

The Memory Book

The Memory Book

HALLMARK MOVIES, 9:00 pm ET

A woman (Meghan Ory) embarks on a quest to find a couple that she only knows through photographs from the 1970s.

Gone in Sixty Seconds

Gone in Sixty Seconds

ENCORE, 10:15 pm ET

Randall "Memphis" Raines long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after an ominous visit from an old friend, he finds he has no choice but to return to what he does best -- stealing cars -- in order to save his brother's life. It all comes down to one night, 50 cars and a contract.

The Heartbreak Kid

The Heartbreak Kid

TBS, 10:15 pm ET

After a short fling with a beautiful woman named Lila (Malin Akerman) and at the urging of his friends and family, Eddie (Ben Stiller) proposes marriage. But Eddie didn't realize that Lila is a shrew, and she reveals her true nature during their honeymoon. He then meets Miranda (Michelle Monaghan) and is convinced she is his soul mate. Eddie sets out to woo Miranda and extricate himself from his wife's claws.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

STZC, 11:30 pm ET

Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop (Gary Busey), he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.

Mon, July 28

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

BET, 7:00 pm ET

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson (Danny Glover), things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

Herbie: Fully Loaded

Herbie: Fully Loaded

STARZ, 7:15 pm ET

Maggie Peyton (Lindsay Lohan) wants to become a NASCAR driver but her overprotective father, Ray Peyton Sr. (Michael Keaton), won't hear of it. A former racer himself, Ray wants Maggie to take a lucrative TV sportscasting job and leave the driving to her crash-prone brother (Breckin Meyer). When Ray Sr. takes Maggie to a junkyard to pick out a car, she has no idea that the little Volkswagen Beetle -- named Herbie -- she takes home will change her life.

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

MAX, 7:45 pm ET

Humans pilot giant robots to fight alien invaders.

Frozen

Frozen

STARZ, 9:00 pm ET

When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with extreme mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find her sister Elsa, the Snow Queen (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from destruction.

The Counselor

The Counselor

HBOSIG, 9:00 pm ET

A successful lawyer gets in over his head when he decides to dabble in the drug trade.

The Best Man Holiday

The Best Man Holiday

HBOZ, 10:30 pm ET

Long-forgotten rivalries and romances re-ignite when college friends have a Christmas reunion.

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

SHO2, 11:10 pm ET

Two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) on a mission to capture the vicious Brittle brothers. Their mission successful, Schultz frees Django, and together they hunt the South's most-wanted criminals. Their travels take them to the infamous plantation of shady Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), where Django's long-lost wife (Kerry Washington) is still a slave.

Drowning Mona

Drowning Mona

STZC, 11:25 pm ET

The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny DeVito) immediately suspects murder rather than an accident. But, since the whole community of Verplanck, N.Y., shares a deep hatred for this unceasingly spiteful woman, Rash finds his murder investigation overwhelmed with potential suspects.