The news about the end of Bruce Willis’ career and the associated state of health shocked the film world. To honor the action star, ProSieben has changed its program without further ado and is showing four Bruce Willis films on April 1st.
Yesterday it was confirmed what had long been suspected: Bruce Willis is affected by a serious illness and is therefore forced to end his career as an actor. The news was published by his family on their social media channels. It states that Willis suffers from aphasia, a speech disorder that results from a brain injury that can severely impair a person’s ability to communicate. You can find out more about this here:
The film world – and that includes Bruce Willis’ followers, for whom the action hero was often a real childhood and youth idol – is dismayed by the news. ProSieben would also like to express its sympathy for Willis’ health problems and has now changed the program without further ado. Instead of “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” and “300”, four Bruce Willis hits will be shown tomorrow, April 1st, from 8:15 p.m.
If you want to stock up on your home movie collection with a few Bruce Willis hits, that’s no problem at all. On Amazon, for example, you can get the “Die Hard” complete box set or the “Bruce Willis” collection (including “12 Monkeys”, “Looper” and “The Jackal”) on Blu-ray on DVD.
The Bruce Willis evening on ProSieben: These films are broadcast
Anyone who wants to spend (very!) late at night with Bruce Willis will be well spoiled by ProSieben on April 1st. At 8:15 p.m. the pensioner actioner “RED – Older, Harder, Better” starts, in which Bruce Willis is hunted by their former employers, the CIA, alongside John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren. But the aging quartet is not to be trifled with at all!
At 10:30 p.m. we continue with a real classic: Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction”. Here Bruce Willis embodies the boxer Butch, who is being hunted by the gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) after a broken agreement in the boxing ring. “Pulp Fiction” is one of those films in which every single scene is iconic, but Bruce Willis’ appearance with the samurai sword is probably the absolute highlight of the film alongside Samuel L. Jackson’s quotation from the Bible.
The third prank of the evening follows at 1:35 a.m. with “Unbreakable”. Bruce Willis plays the exceptionally resilient David Dunn for the first time, who is the only survivor of a train accident and thus meets the opaque Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), who suffers from Brittle Bone Disease. M. Night Shyamalan’s somewhat different superhero film shows that the comic genre has much more to offer than Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Co.
The Bruce Willis evening concludes with a film that has been unjustly forgotten: “Last Man Standing”. Walter Hill’s no-action western is a beautifully handcrafted genre banger, reimagining Akira Kurosawa’s Yojimbo and Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars. However, the broadcast date has it all: “Last Man Standing” runs on the night of April 1-2 at 3:40 am.