A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.
San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with female partner Inspector Kate Moore (Tyne Daly), with whom he's not too excited to be working.
1983. Thomas Highway (Clint Eastwood) 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 and conduct unbecoming. He is to train a reconnaissance platoon. His superior officer, the much younger and combat inexperienced Major Malcolm Powers (Everett McGill), sees Highway as a relic of an old-styled military. Highway's commanding officer, Lieutenant Ring (Boyd Gaines), the platoon leader, is also a younger man who...Written by
Debut movie as a Cinematographer for Jack N. Green. As such, it was also the first movie on which Green acted as a Director of Photography for Clint Eastwood. Previously, Green had worked as a Camera Operator for fifteen years for Director of Photography Bruce Surtees, which included movies for Eastwood. This movie was a promotion for Green by Eastwood and was Clint's regular lenser up until Space Cowboys (2000). See more »
When Highway hands his cigar to the kid in the prison scene, the end is significantly chewed. When the kid gives it back after the fight, it's like a new cigar. See more »
The opening Warner Bros. logo is black and white. See more »
UK cinema and video versions were cut by 15 secs to remove some of the confrontational dialogue between Eastwood and the bald man during the opening scene in the prison cell. The cuts were restored in 2001. See more »
The review listed dismisses Heartbreak Ridge as a forgettable and even avoidable "war movie." Hmm, interesting. I own this movie on VHS and it is one of my favorite movies. I have seen it at least 10 times, and I am pretty sure it is not a war movie, but an outright comedy!!! No wonder the other reviewer was disappointed, he was looking for something it is pretty much not there. I get a good hearty laugh every time I watch it. Caution, you will miss many of the jokes if you see the movie on network TV, as many of said jokes are somewhat raunchy and are censored. Mario Van Peebles is hilarious in this movie, only outdone by Major Powers (Eastwood) with his dry humor. I emphatically recommend this movie, as a comedy.
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