Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Offers Showings of “Heartbreak Ridge”

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Provided by Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

For a limited time, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation will show Clint Eastwood’s classic film “Heartbreak Ridge.” The film takes place during the U.S. invasion of Grenada which began Oct 25, 1983 and lasted just four days. The invasion was in response to a declaration from then-President Ronald Reagan citing the threat posed to nearly 1,000 American nationals from the Caribbean island nation of Grenada’s pro-Marxist regime. The film will be shown in the National Museum of the Marine Corps’ Giant Screen Certified Medal of Honor Theater.

Academy Award® winner Clint Eastwood stars as Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway who has always found peace more difficult than war. Though his personal life is in ruins, Highway, as a highly decorated Marine, returns to the base where he began his service in order to pass his experience to new Marines. A task that proves life-saving when his ragtag platoon is pressed into war.

“Heartbreak Ridge” is rated R and contains considerable profanity, violence and sexual themes. Viewers under 17 require an accompanying parent or adult guardian. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before considering bringing young children.

To learn more and watch the trailer click here. To purchase tickets click here.

Showings are Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24 at 11:30 a.m. at the Medal of Honor Theater. National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle.

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