Military Channel program hosted by Phillips

The Military Channel is to launch its franchise “An Officer and a Movie” Friday, with Lou Diamond Phillips as host.

Beginning Friday, weekly program will include a military-based film and a retired or active officer who lived through major battles and can contribute commentary to the battles or events featured in the pic.

Featured films include “The Great Santini,” “Heartbreak Ridge,” “Bridge at Remagen” and “Victory.”

“The discussions within ‘An Officer and a Movie’ bring an entirely new and even more realistic dimension to some of the greatest war movies of our time and provide valuable new information exclusively for our audience of military history buffs,” said Military Channel topper Henry Schleiff.

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