Exchange Bringing Free Screening of ‘Point Break’ to Troops in Afghanistan

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures are teaming up to offer a special gift to troops stationed in Afghanistan this holiday season: opening-day screenings of the high-octane action thriller “Point Break,” starring Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey.

The special engagement, to be held Dec. 25 and 26, was the idea of “Point Break” producers and Alcon principals Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson. The screenings will allow troops protecting American freedoms in a dangerous war zone to see the film concurrent to its North American opening in theaters on Dec. 25.

In a joint statement, Kosove and Johnson said, “We are so pleased to be able to share this film with our nation’s troops who are far from home, especially during the holiday season. By scheduling these screenings simultaneously with the ‘Point Break’ domestic release, men and women stationed in Afghanistan will be able to see the film at the same time as their friends and families. It’s one small way for everyone associated with the movie to say ‘thank you.’”

“The Exchange couldn’t be happier to give troops serving in dangerous combat zones the opportunity to see this highly anticipated film,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, the Exchange’s senior enlisted advisor. “When every day is a matter of life and death, it’s important to be able to kick back, relax and take in a good movie – just like you would back at home.”

Screenings will be held at Kandahar and Bagram Airfields. “Point Break” is the latest in a series of advance and first-run screenings of major motion pictures in the Middle East and other contingency zones across the world. The Exchange currently operates 70 movie theaters worldwide including two in contingency zones in the Middle East.

About the Movie:

In Point Break,” a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah, infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi. The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes. The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture.  These action adventure feats are performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in big wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing and high-speed motocross riding.

Alcon Entertainment presents a Taylor-Baldecchi-Wimmer production, in association with DMG Entertainment, a Studio Babelsberg co-production: “Point Break,” starring Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Delroy Lindo and Ray Winstone.  Directed by Ericson Core from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer, story by Rick King & W. Peter Iliff and Kurt Wimmer, the film is produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, John Baldecchi, David Valdes, Christopher Taylor and Kurt Wimmer, and is based upon the motion picture “Point Break,” screenplay by W. Peter Iliff, story by Rick King & W. Peter Iliff. John McMurrick, Dan Mintz, Wu Bing, Robert L. Levy and Peter Abrams are the executive producers. “Point Break” will be distributed in North America and in select territories around the world by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. Rated PG-13.

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