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Heartbreak RidgeMovie 1986 ((NEW))

Heartbreak Ridge is a 1986 American war film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the film. The film also co-stars Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, and Mario Van Peebles, and was released in the United States on December 5, 1986. The story centers on a U.S. Marine nearing retirement who gets a platoon of undisciplined Marines into shape and leads them during the American invasion of Grenada in 1983.

Heartbreak RidgeMovie | 1986


Marines who viewed the film cited numerous issues with the way they were portrayed. Major Powers, the battalion's inexperienced S-3 Operations Officer, is repeatedly shown disparaging and insulting Gunny Highway, as well as showing blatant favoritism regarding "his" Marines of the First Platoon. In reality, this would not have happened, given Highway's Medal of Honor. Much of the "training" done before the Grenada invasion was highly inaccurate, including the fact that Highway's Marine Recon unit did not have a Navy corpsman to deal with his men if injured. Even on a relatively small budget, the technical advice was poor. The Defense Department originally supported the film, but withdrew its backing after seeing a preview in November 1986.[4] Eastwood was paid $6 million for directing and starring in the film.[5]

Beginning in summer 1986, Heartbreak Ridge was filmed at Camp Talega (the location of the barracks), Chappo Flats (the location of the parachute rigging scene) and Mainside (the 1st Marine Division headquarters) on California's Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, the former campus of the San Diego Military Academy, SDMA Solana Beach and Puerto Rico's Vieques Island.[1]

At its widest distribution in the U.S., the film was screened at 1,647 theaters grossing $8,100,840 in its opening weekend. During that first weekend, the film opened in second place behind Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.[23] Revenue dropped by 41% in its second week of release, earning $4,721,454.[24] During its final weekend showing in theaters, the film grossed $1,040,729. It went on to take in a total of $42,724,017 in ticket sales during a seven-week theatrical run[24] and a worldwide total of $121,700,000.[2] It ranked 18th at the box office for 1986.[25]

clint eastwood's top gun, in which he takes a bunch of lazy young hotshots reminiscent of the space marines in aliens and forges them into an elite fighting force. all of his military sergeant's dialogue is badass one-liners and gruff quips, mario van peebles moonlights as an awful musician at marine divebars, and the jingoistic homoeroticism endemic to reagan's america is through the stratosphere. it's definitely too long, but i would be lying if i said that i didn't enjoy all the caustic machismo on display. seeing this after cry macho really showcases how eastwood has evolved as an artist; i don't think he's interested anymore in the histrionic tough guy bullshit that is heartbreak ridge's bread & butter.

Heartbreak Ridge is a 1986 military drama directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Highway, a veteran Marine Corps NCO and Medal of Honor recipient nearing retirement who is assigned to put an unmotivated Force Recon platoon from the 2nd Marine Division's 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion into fighting shape while dealing with a by-the-books commanding officer. The film's title refers to a battle that occurred during the Korean War (which actually was a US Army engagement, as is explained in the film that Highway first served in the Army and joined the Corps after Korea).

Then again, there have been previous, unfounded reasons to believe this. Right after a Freeman McNeil fumble gave Oakland one more chance, a clutch Lance Mehl interception put the Jets in the 1983 AFC title game. In 1986, backup Pat Ryan put the torch to five straight losses to close the regular season in a you-had-to-be-smoking-something-to-believe-the-Jets would-still-do-it, 35-15 wild-card rout of Kansas City.

In 1986, after McNeil busted 25 yards following an interception by Jerry Holmes, the Jets were up 20-10 with 4:14 remaining in Cleveland. Marty Lyons sacked Bernie Kosar into a second-and-24 that would have become a third-and-24 had not Mark Gastineau hit the quarterback in the back, fatally stabbing his teammates in the same place.

HALF LIFE - Provocative documentary on American nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands, charging that great harm has been wrought on many of the inhabitants there. Thoughtfully crafted by Australian director Dennis O'Rourke. (Not rated) HEARTBREAK RIDGE - A crusty Marine whips a young platoon into shape, shows that the ``old'' methods are better than the ``modern'' ones, and then rescues Granada with a little help from his friends. The shoot-'em-up climax is preceded by almost two hours of numbingly repetitious brawls and obscenities. But there's a sad anthropological interest in the constant anatomical and homoerotic humor, which betrays a grim insecurity beneath all the macho strutting and bone-crunching. In addition to playing the hero, Clint Eastwood directed the sorry show. (Rated R) THE MOSQUITO COAST - Convinced that the United States is on the verge of self-destruction, a brilliant but obsessive individualist moves his family to Central America's treacherous wilds. There he tries to conquer the overwhelming forces of nature and build a new community based on hard work, ingenuity, and a few demented notions all his own, including the idea that ice is nature's most precious gift. The capable efforts of director Peter Weir and screenwriter Paul Schrader don't quite reproduce the manic intensity of Paul Theroux's original novel. Ditto for Harrison Ford's performance, although like the filmmakers, he comes thrillingly close at times. (Rated PG) STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME - If this keeps up, we'll have more Trekkie film sequels than original TV episodes. And that's fine if they're all as charming as this one. The crew members of the spaceship Enterprise time-travel to 1986 in search of some humpbacked whales, which they need to solve a 23rd-century crisis. Like interstellar cousins of Crocodile Dundee, they hilariously grope their way through today's San Francisco, finding each aspect of the '80s urban scene more inexplicable than the last. In comparison with a ``Star Wars'' or Indiana Jones hit, the visual humor is refreshingly gentle and the dialogue is witty, wistful, and even wise at times. Leonard Nimoy, who plays his perennial role of Spock with ease and assurance, also directed this unexpected treat. (Rated PG) NUTCRACKER - Lively rendition of the classic Tchaikovsky ballet, with an unusually large amount of plot material from E.T.A. Hoffmann's original story to stitch the dances together. Carroll Ballard directed the movie, which was designed by Maurice Sendak and choreographed by Kent Stowell, whose Pacific Northwest Ballet is the collective star of the show. While the production sets no high new standards for the dance-film genre, it's always perky and sometimes very inventive. (Rated G) EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE - During the 1940s, an American gentile in Israel falls in love with a young woman from a very traditional Jewish family. Their story, directed by Moshe Mizrahi, is sweet but sappy. (Rated PG-13) RATINGS: Films with ratings other than G may contain varying degrees of vulgar language, nudity, sex, and violence.

Primarily using the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Browns/News Illustrated as sources, Knight chronicles the Browns' seasons game by game, sometimes play by play, evoking the bittersweet nature of victories and defeats for players and fans. In four of the five seasons, the Browns finished first in the Central Division of the American Conference and were the wild card in one season. But they were unable to capture the conference title that would have given them a berth in the Super Bowl. Theirs were heartbreaking losses, notably in two games against the Denver Broncos: in 1986 the Broncos engineered a long drive to win in the final minutes of the game; and in 1987 the Browns' Ernest Byner fumbled at the goal line as the game ended to give the Broncos the victory.

Heartbreak Ridge (1986) stars Clint Eastwood in a movie directed by Clint Eastwood about a character that could be Clint Eastwood, a hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant who clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife, played by Marsha Mason, as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude. The climax of the movie is when the soldiers are deployed to Grenada to prove themselves. Not exactly hell in the Pacific or the Normandy invasion, but every generation gets something. And our generation gets Rebecca Perie, who steps out of the shower topless and is surprised to find a Marine. 041b061a72


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