#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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. His superior officer, the much younger and combat inexperienced Major Malcolm Powers, sees Highway as a relic of an old styled military. Highway’s commanding officer, Lieutenant Ring, the platoon leader, is also a younger man who has no combat experience, but is academically inclined and happy-go-lucky. Highway finds that his team is a rag-tag bunch of slackers, who includes wannabe rock musician Stitch Jones, with who Highway had an inauspicious earlier meeting. The men in the platoon, who truly believe Highway is crazy, hate him, and don’t understand why they have to follow his harsh training regimen when the United States is not currently at war. The major, who is all about efficiency regardless of combat readiness, has the same views of Highway. He is clear that he sees Highway’s platoon solely as a training mechanism for his own elite squad trained by Highway’s nemesis, Staff Sergeant Webster. Things for Highway and his platoon change when the United States enters into war in Grenada. Through it all, Highway tries to reconnect with his bar waitress ex-wife Aggie, he even clandestinely reading women’s magazines to understand her better. Two primary obstacles stand in his way: Roy Jennings, Aggie’s boss and current suitor who hates Marines, and Aggie’s own remembrance of how dysfunctional their marriage was.
Plot: 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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Crusty Clint is still not to be messed with.
One of Clint Eastwood’s most accessible 80s movies, Heartbreak Ridge sees the gruff actor on very fine form, this even though the “war is hell” core that fills out the last quarter via a rather silly gun toting rescue mission in Grenada does lack conviction. The film wins its stripes courtesy of James Carabatsos’ razor witty script and the sub plot involving ex wife Aggie (Marsha Mason). For all its macho posturing and training routine shenanigans (you will wish we could have stayed at boot camp once Grenada arrives), at its heart is a very tender movie about a man who can’t let the career go, and simultaneously the wife (ex) who simply lived hell each day as her man was off at war (Korea/Vietnam et al).
That said, it’s the comedy that has made the film one of the most quoted film’s of big Clint’s career. Be it Eastwood himself tossing off witty put downs to his rag tag band of men, or the likes of Mario Van Peebles hilariously looking like some punk version of Michael Jackson, there’s a lot of fun to be had in every other frame. There’s even a guy here whose thighs are bigger than Sly Stallone! So yes there’s many stereotypes here, none more so than Everett McGill’s fresh out of school prig Major Powers, and for sure the ending is never in any doubt what so ever. But get in line and enjoy the fun whilst noticing that it does have under the surface themes well worth time investment as well. 7/10
***A more comedic version of “The Dirty Dozen,” but taking place in 1983 and starring Clint Eastwood***
Clint Eastwood’s “Heartbreak Ridge” (1986) stars Eastwood as a tough, soon-to-retire Marine gunnery sergeant who conflicts with the brass and his former-wife (Marsha Mason) as he takes command of a spoiled recon squad. The platoon is eventually deployed to Grenada in late October, 1983, in order to prevent a communist takeover and rescue some med students.
Thirteen years after “The Dirty Dozen,” Eastwood recycles the plot and adds a lot of hip comedy. Although it’s not a great military flick like “Dozen” it has its points of entertainment, but you have to roll with the odd mixture of believable military training drama with heavy doses of amusement, mainly revolving around the cartoonish character of Cpl. Stitch Jones, played with fervor by Mario Van Peebles. If you can acclimate to this odd mixture, there’s a lot to enjoy here.
It helps that the movie hooks you in with the opening jail fight involving the hard-living Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Highway (Eastwood). His reunion with his ex-wife and their potentially developing relationship is another hook. Some parts are kinda meh, but there’s enough good here if you’re in the mood for a military training flick in the form of “The Dirty Dozen” meeting “Top Gun” (1987) mixed with an edgier version of Gomer Pyle.
The film runs 2 hours, 10 minutes and was shot at Camp Pendleton, Southern Cal, as well as Santa Clarita (café), San Clemente (bar), El Toro (airfield homecoming) and Vieques, Puerto Rico (Grenada).
Sort of like a super-crude modern take on “The Sands of Iwo Jima”.
I enjoyed watching “Heartbreak Ridge” but can also understand why the US Marines disavowed the film. Sure, it was quite jingoistic and patriotic but the language was NOT what the Marines want the public to hear…though in reality that sort of salty and politically incorrect dialog is exactly how the Marines I have known talk!
The film centers around an aging and somewhat anachronistic Gunnery Sergeant, Highway (Clint Eastwood). He’s pretty much a tough-as- nails stereotype of a career military man….for good and for bad. His new assignment is a group of (unrealistic) Marines who are worthless jerks. He has to whip them into shape…or see them die should they ever go into combat.
The best way to describe the film is “The Sands of Iwo Jima” with a STRONG Rated-R bent. The language is often crude and offensive (especially in this politically correct era) and it is NOT a film for everyone. But it is enjoyable and well made…and Eastwood’s character is one you won’t soon forget.
What a HORRIBLE movie
This movie is just so bad in so many ways. I was in the Corps when this movies supposedly takes place and I can tell that Eastwood got it all wrong. From the way he roles up sleeves, they are too low they should rolled up at least one maybe two more times, to the attitude of the Recon Team. Recon Marines are some of the most disciplined and highly motivated Marines you will ever see. Not the malcontents that we see in this movie.
I understand that he first pitched this to the Army and they turned him down. And at the LA screening of it active duty Marines walked out in droves.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 10 min (130 min)
Genre Drama, War
Director Clint Eastwood
Writer James Carabatsos
Actors Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins.
Production Company Malpaso Company
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-III, Panavision Ultra Speed MKII Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold, Panavision Ultra Speed MKII Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,563 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384)