Heartbreak Ridge – 1986

Heartbreak Ridge - 1986 - Clint Eastwood Movies


A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.



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Heartbreak Ridge - 1986 - Clint Eastwood Movies

Cast (first billed)

  • Clint Eastwood – Gunnery Sgt. Tom ‘Gunny’ Highway
  • Marsha Mason – Aggie
  • Everett McGill – Major Malcolm A. Powers
  • Moses Gunn – Staff Sergeant Webster


  • Clint Eastwood


1983. Tom Highway is a well-decorated career military man in the United States Marine Corps, he who has seen action in Korea and Vietnam. His current rank is Gunnery Sergeant. His experiences have led him to become an opinionated, no nonsense man, who is prone to bursts of violence, especially when he’s drunk, if the situation does not suit him, regardless of the specifics or people involved. Because of these actions, he has spent his fair share of overnighters behind bars. Close to retirement, one of his last assignments, one he requested, is back at his old unit at Cherry Point, North Carolina, from where he was transferred for insubordination. He is to train a reconnaissance platoon.

Critical Reception

“Being an avid Clint Eastwood fan since the age of 4 (thanks Dad!!), this is one of my favourites. It’s ability to be tongue in cheek whilst being comically accurate is brilliant.” – Requestform – IMDB

“Classic Eastwood and great fun from mid-’80s as produced and directed by the fine man himself. I have to say this is an ideal role for Clint, like Dirty Harry Callahan in the army. ” – Mika – IMDB

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