Heartbreak Ridge

Lists: Action, Comedy, Drama, War

Brief Synopsis: "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..."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1986: # 0)

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  • Clint Eastwood (Gunnery Sgt. Tom Gunny Highway)
  • Marsha Mason (Aggie)
  • Everett McGill (Major Malcolm A. Powers)
  • Moses Gunn (Staff Sergeant Webster)
  • Mario Van Peebles (Corporal Stitch Jones)
  • Eileen Heckart (Little Mary Jackson)
  • Bo Svenson (Roy Jennings)
  • Boyd Gaines (Lieutenant M.R. Ring)
  • Arlen Dean Snyder (Sergeant Major Choozoo)
  • Vincent Irizarry (Fragetti)
  • Ramón Franco (Private Aponte)
  • Tom Villard (Profile)
  • Begonya Plaza (Private Apontes Wife)
  • Peter Jason (Major G.F. Devin)
  • Mike Gomez (Private Quinones)
  • Rodney Hill (Private Collins)
  • Peter Koch (Swede Johanson)
  • Clint Eastwood (Director)