Heartbreak Ridge

  • 15
  • Clint Eastwood (1986)
  • US
  • 124 min
Heartbreak Ridge
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Clint Eastwood struts his stern stuff in this typically hard-nosed war epic, playing a grizzled gunnery sergeant training a batch of rookie soldiers. He's the main reason to watch this by-the-numbers drama, which recycles many vintage clich├ęs of the genre, from the misfit recruit gaining dignity and the old, die-hard veteran versus the modern major, to the virgin platoon's first bitter taste of battle on the beaches of Grenada. It's a movie the US Department of Defense openly condemned - "drill sergeants are not permitted by regulations to swear at recruits".

Plot Summary

War drama directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, also starring Marsha Mason. A gritty marine sergeant, nearing the end of his career, goes back to his first unit to transform a bunch of raw recruits into a formidable fighting force. However, his unconventional style soon brings him into conflict with his new commanding officer.

Cast and crew

Cast

Sergeant Thomas Highway
Clint Eastwood
Aggie
Marsha Mason
Major Powers
Everett McGill
Sergeant Webster
Moses Gunn
Little Mary
Eileen Heckart
Roy Jennings
Bo Svenson
Lieutenant Ring
Boyd Gaines
"Stitch" Jones
Mario Van Peebles
Master Sergeant Choozoo
Arlen Dean Snyder
Fragetti
Vincent Irizarry
Aponte
Ramon Franco
Profile
Tom Villard

Crew

Director
Clint Eastwood

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia-Cannon-Warner
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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