Heartbreak Ridge (1986)62K
Heartbreak Ridge: Directed by Clint Eastwood. With Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn. Hard-nosed, hard-living Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
“Clint Eastwood is at his best in the role of u0026quot;Gunny Highway.u0026quot; This is mostly a really excellent flick about patriotic values, military camaraderie and old grizzled military veterans. Gunny Highway comes across as the exact fellow you would want covering your ass in any tough situation you could possibly imagine. And Eastwood plays him perfectly with steely resolve, devotion, humor and a healthy touch of irreverence. Its great to see the transformation of Highwayu0026#39;s squad, as well as the final moment of judgment for the totally hateful, obnoxious and bureaucratic Maj. Powers. (Oh, if only such b*****ds would get their deserved comeuppance in real life in such a manner, what a beautiful world it would be!)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe only real fault is the attempt to compare a minor police action in Grenada with Vietnam and Korea, u0026quot;I guess weu0026#39;re not 0, 1 and 1 anymore.u0026quot; I mean, give me a break, Korea and Vietnam went on for years and killed millions! Grenada involved a couple of hundred casualties over a couple of days. Please! But I suppose in 1986 the American people were desperate for some kind of heroes. Its just that that kind of jingoism would have been much more appropriate after Desert Storm than Grenada. That being said, its still a very good movie with a fundamental message about values, loyalty and comradeship that we could easily have more of these days, besides, Clint is just great!”