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IFC and Dick Vitale Are Turning March Madness Into a Movie Lover’s Dream

IFC and Dick Vitale Are Turning March Madness Into a Movie Lover's Dream

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Do you like action? Do you like sports? Do you like to be entertained? IFC has got you covered this month, and is putting a movie-related twist on comparing brackets, betting and reviewing play-by-plays. Sports fans are sure to be familiar with the intense enthusiasm that Dick Vitale brings to his commentary, and now IFC has decided to team up with the veteran newscaster to bring audiences a month full of Vitale’s play-by-plays, movie-style.

The slew of films included in this new spin on March Madness include highly entertaining features like “Scarface,” “Transporter 2,” “Crank: High Voltage,” “Parker,” “Kickboxer,” “Commando,” and “The Matrix,” “Jaws,” and “Rocky” anthologies. Vitale will provide commentary for each film via brand new clips, created just for the event.

Change your channel to IFC and be sure to visit IFC.com throughout March if you want to keep busy with another kind of bracket this March season. Check out the schedule below for IFC’s lineup of play-by-plays, courtesy of Dick Vitale below:

“The Matrix” Marathon: Airs Friday, March 4 at 6am-6pm, ET/PT
“Scarface”: Airs Friday, March 4 at 6pm, ET/PT 
“Transporter 2”: Airs Saturday, March 5 at 6pm, ET/PT
“Crank: High Voltage”: Airs Saturday, March 5 at 10:45pm, ET/PT
“Rocky” Marathon Airs :Sunday, March 6 at 7am-8pm, ET/PT
“Commando”: Airs Wednesday March 9 at 8pm, ET/PT 

Airs Saturday, March 5 at 8pm, ET/PT  
Airs Sunday, March 6 at 12:45am, ET/PT 

“Jaws” Marathons:
Airs Wednesday, March 2 starting at 8pm, ET/PT 
Airs Saturday, March 12 starting at 1:30pm, ET/PT
Airs Sunday, March 27 starting at 8:15am, ET/PT
Airs Tuesday, March 29 starting at 7:3am, ET/PT

Airs Sunday, March 27 at 6:00am, ET/PT
Airs Wednesday, March 30 at 10:30am, ET/PT

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