Cinema: Top Gunner Heartbreak Ridge

Directed by Clint Eastwood Screenplay by James Carabatsos

"You ought to be sealed in a case labeled 'Break open only in case of war.' " So sneers the CO as he welcomes Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) to his latest assignment in a career that stretches from Korea in Tom's distinguished past to Grenada in the near future. But it is the assignment Highway wanted: top kick of a reconnaissance platoon in dire need of the kind of training only he can provide.

Have you met this character before? The Medal of Honor winner who can outdrink, outbrawl and outcuss any other man in the joint? Of course...

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