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Title:
Heartbreak Ridge
Author:
Eastwood, Clint, 1930- , actor, director.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2002.

©1986
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A grizzled Marine Corps lifer, beginning his last tour of duty before mandatory retirement, leads his combat-ready platoon during the 1983 U.S. invasion of Grenada.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1986.

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Language:
English

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Reading Level:
Rated R.
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ISBN:
9780790758077

9781419893681
UPC:
085391859727

883929107742
Format :
DVD

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Having spent much of his directorial career emulating Don Siegel and John Ford, Clint Eastwood borrows a page from the catalogue of Sam Fuller in Heartbreak Ridge. Eastwood casts himself as an old-fashioned Marine Corps sergeant who is out of step with the new-fashioned military. He returns to his old outfit as a gunnery sergeant, where he runs afoul of 1980s-style superior officers to whom the words "Gung Ho" are foolish anachronisms. But through his tough tutelage, Eastwood's lackadaisical platoon is whipped into a first-rate fighting machine, favoring teamwork over such New Age gobbledygook as "self-fulfillment." Eastwood's men prove their mettle during the invasion of Grenada. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi