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Heartbreak Ridge

Heartbreak Ridge

Clint Eastwood (1986)

124min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
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 clichés 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".

Summary

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Cast & Crew

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
Director Clint Eastwood
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Other Information

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

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