Heartbreak Ridge

1986

Action / Comedy / Drama / War

94
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 34137

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Cast

Clint Eastwood as Highway
Marsha Mason as Aggie
Everett McGill as Major Powers
720p.BLU
878.53 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
2hr 10 min
P/S 4 / 31

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by EMC-2 9 / 10

Action and comedy in a military setting

This is an enjoyable, if somewhat cartoonish, adventure. Eastwood plays Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway, a career United States Marine who won the Medal of Honor at Heartbreak Ridge in Korea. As he approaches retirement, Gunny Highway takes on the task of transforming a bunch of misfits into a tough Reconnaissance Platoon in time for the 1983 invasion of Granada. The film is uneven, with some moments that are brilliant and others that are embarrassingly bad. The film does not contain an accurate portrayal of Marine Recon, but it does deliver excitement and a good dose of humor. Besides, Clint Eastwood as a salty old Gunny is something that had to happen!

Reviewed by MartinHafer 7 / 10

Sort of like a super-crude modern take on "The Sands of Iwo Jima".

I enjoyed watching "Heartbreak Ridge" but can also understand why the US Marines disavowed the film. Sure, it was quite jingoistic and patriotic but the language was NOT what the Marines want the public to hear...though in reality that sort of salty and politically incorrect dialog is exactly how the Marines I have known talk!

The film centers around an aging and somewhat anachronistic Gunnery Sergeant, Highway (Clint Eastwood). He's pretty much a tough-as- nails stereotype of a career military man....for good and for bad. His new assignment is a group of (unrealistic) Marines who are worthless jerks. He has to whip them into shape...or see them die should they ever go into combat.

The best way to describe the film is "The Sands of Iwo Jima" with a STRONG Rated-R bent. The language is often crude and offensive (especially in this politically correct era) and it is NOT a film for everyone. But it is enjoyable and well made...and Eastwood's character is one you won't soon forget.

Reviewed by slightlymad22 9 / 10

One Of My Favourite Eastwood Movies

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

Plot In A Paragraph: Tom Highway (Eastwood) a hard nosed, hard drinking Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.

Clint took time out from his busy schedule or being the Mayor of Carmel, to direct and star in another of my favourite Eastwood flicks. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Highway may be politically incorrect and out of touch with modern techniques (How many times has a Clint character being called a dinosaur, a relic, a caveman?? It's a label often threw at him) but he is a hoot!! And boy does he get the job done!! Talking a lot more than your standard Eastwood character, Highway backs up his foul mouthed gravel voiced words with actions too. One of my favourite Eastwood characters hands down.

Of the supporting cast Mario Van Peebles is brilliant as Stitch, he had a great chemistry with Eastwood and I'm surprised he never used him again. Tom Villard gets the laughs as Profile, Everett McGill is suibtably annoying as Major Powers, as is Moses Gunn as Sgt Webster whilst Arlen Dean Snyder stands out as Sgt Major Choozoo.

The professional relationship between Clint Eastwood and longtime producer/associate Fritz Manes came to a bitter end during the making of this movie. This was the last film Manes ever worked on. Rumour has it, Clint had his secretary fire him by telephone!! He was a trusted Malpaso regular (every movie he produced was Clint related, with the exception of Ratboy with Sondra Locke) so it must have been something big!!

Despite a flat trailer and one of the worst posters of Eastwood's filmography, Heartbreak Ridge grossed $42 million at the domestic box office to end 1986 the 18th highest grossing movie of the year.

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