Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
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Having spent much of his directorial career emulating Don Siegel and John Ford, Clint Eastwood borrows a page from the catalogue of Sam Fuller in Heartbreak Ridge. Eastwood casts himself as an old-fashioned Marine Corps sergeant who is out of step with the new-fashioned military. He returns to his old outfit as a gunnery sergeant, where he runs afoul of 1980s-style superior officers to whom the words "Gung Ho" are foolish anachronisms. But through his tough tutelage, Eastwood's lackadaisical
Dec 5, 1986 Wide
Oct 1, 2002
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Set during the Grenada War, Clint Eastwood's war movie is a formulaic, old-fashioned actioner wearing its ideology on its sleeves.
You may not always like Eastwood's films, but you seldom get downright bored by them.
For a war film, Heartbreak Ridge is oddly lighter in spirit than many of Eastwood's other films from this period.
Clint Eastwood is at his macho, insubordinate best in this exuberant, salty military movie with more memorable lines and funny moments than most comedies.
Eastwood's clearly having a ball as a gravel-throated solider man.
Audience Reviews for Heartbreak Ridge
- "Swede" Johnson: I'm gonna rip off your head and shit down your neck.
- Deputy: You're gonna pay full price Rummy. I don't give any serviceman's discount.
- Tom Highway: Too bad, your old lady does.
- Tom Highway: Why don't you just sit there and bleed a while before you taste some real pain.
- Tom Highway: You're dead marine! You just got your legs blown off, and we have to send a search party out for your testicles.
- Tom Highway: Does his mamma know he's playing marine?
- Tom Highway: It's my will against yours, and you will lose.
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