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NFT: Is Heartbreak Ridge a war drama or comedy?

Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/31/2019 8:30 am
Because the lines are just killer.

"These retards couldn't fight their way out of a shithouse."
"That where you been keeping yourself lately?"

"You shouldn't litter Faggety, it's ecologically unsound."

"Gunny, I'd like you to meet my big friend Swede Johansson. Swede, say something nice to the man."
"I'm going to rip your head of and shit down your neck."

List goes on.
Does it really  
section125 : 1/31/2019 8:41 am : link
matter? Sometimes movies are just meant to entertain for a couple hours

Funny seen with the LT making a collect call to Camp Lejeune for help when they were pinned down in the chapel is based on a true incident in the Grenada battle.
It's  
pjcas18 : 1/31/2019 8:47 am : link
awesome.

who cares.
holy smokes  
Rocky369 : 1/31/2019 8:48 am : link
Couldn't understand how anyone could consider Hacksaw Ridge a comedy at first.

Now, Heartbreak Ridge I don't think is a flat out drama or comedy. Sort of like Full Metal Jacket. Hilarious for the boot camp portion, but kind of forgotten about after that. Half comedy, half drama/action.
You know, Gunny, I was the platoon leader of my ROTC class  
Greg from LI : 1/31/2019 8:53 am : link
Well, I'll sleep much better at night knowing that, sir.
RE: Does it really  
mfsd : 1/31/2019 8:56 am : link
In comment 14281782 section125 said:
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matter? Sometimes movies are just meant to entertain for a couple hours

Funny seen with the LT making a collect call to Camp Lejeune for help when they were pinned down in the chapel is based on a true incident in the Grenada battle.


If memory serves, so was one of the guys jumping on a bulldozer and hotwiring it.

My good friend  
Pete in MD : 1/31/2019 9:21 am : link
was a similar nerdy officer for a Marine recon platoon at Camp Legune.

Also that big dude who Highway takes down played football at Maryland and I think the NFL. Heís still a working actor but slimmed down considerably.
*Lejeune  
Pete in MD : 1/31/2019 9:23 am : link
Autocorrect didnít like that one.
Both and just off the top these 2 tidbits  
Bill in Del : 1/31/2019 9:26 am : link
I don't give a serviceman's discount.
Too bad. Your old lady does.


I'm Stitch Jones, Mr. Funkadelic.
Try "U.S. Marine," shithead.


The list goes on...
It was BAD.  
x meadowlander : 1/31/2019 11:00 am : link
Why the need to embellish great stories? Heartbreak Ridge didn't need help. Just tell the fekkin story.

Apollo 13 would've been much better with a Ben Affleck/Liv Tyler love story in it, no?

Same thing with Titanic - all the drama and horror on that boat, we really needed Leonardo and Kate to make the story interesting? PUKE.
RE: It was BAD.  
Greg from LI : 1/31/2019 11:03 am : link
In comment 14281970 x meadowlander said:
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Apollo 13 would've been much better with a Ben Affleck/Liv Tyler love story in it, no?


Uh, I think you mean Armageddon
"Get on your feet Highway!"  
ghost718 : 1/31/2019 11:04 am : link
"With all due respect sir,you're beginning to bore the hell out of me"
"Youre nightstick file for divorce Reese?"  
ghost718 : 1/31/2019 11:05 am : link
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Are you new to the infantry, major?  
Greg from LI : 1/31/2019 11:08 am : link
-Yes sir, I came from supply.

Were you good at that?

-Yes sir!

Then stick to it, because you are a walking clusterfuck of an infantry officer!
I chew on jarheads and spit em out  
mfsd : 1/31/2019 11:23 am : link
Oh really? Well why donít I bend you over the table there and nail you in the keyster. Iíll send you home with an ĎI just pumped the neighbors catí look on your face
Always got a kick out of this line  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/31/2019 11:27 am : link
Mister Jones, you fall out in that street or I'm gonna kick your ass right off this fuckin' planet
What are you two sorry asses  
section125 : 1/31/2019 11:42 am : link
looking at? Get out of my LZ.
Colonel at LZ - ( New Window )
Just because I also liked the movie  
Beer Man : 1/31/2019 11:46 am : link
doesn't mean we will be holding hands and taking romantic walks in the moonlight
Hated that movie, so I would lean toward laughable...  
DonQuixote : 1/31/2019 11:51 am : link
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More detail.  
Pete in MD : 1/31/2019 12:01 pm : link
Swede Johanson was played by Peter Koch from Long Island (New Hyde Park). He also played football at Maryland and 5 years in the NFL.
Itís not my fucking fault  
Steve L : 1/31/2019 4:11 pm : link
The fucking gun fucking fucked up

Probably my favorite line of any movie
RE: My good friend  
SHO'NUFF : 1/31/2019 8:49 pm : link
In comment 14281826 Pete in MD said:
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was a similar nerdy officer for a Marine recon platoon at Camp Legune.

Also that big dude who Highway takes down played football at Maryland and I think the NFL. Heís still a working actor but slimmed down considerably.


That's Brock Lesner.
RE: RE: My good friend  
B in ALB : 1/31/2019 8:53 pm : link
In comment 14282966 SHO'NUFF said:
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In comment 14281826 Pete in MD said:


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was a similar nerdy officer for a Marine recon platoon at Camp Legune.

Also that big dude who Highway takes down played football at Maryland and I think the NFL. Heís still a working actor but slimmed down considerably.



That's Brock Lesner.


Brock Lesnar would have been 9 years old in 1986. Holy shit, you're a moron.
They do look similar.  
Pete in MD : 1/31/2019 8:54 pm : link
If Brock looked like that at 9 years old I would be pretty impressed.
RE: RE: RE: My good friend  
SHO'NUFF : 1/31/2019 10:37 pm : link
In comment 14282972 B in ALB said:
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In comment 14282966 SHO'NUFF said:


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In comment 14281826 Pete in MD said:


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was a similar nerdy officer for a Marine recon platoon at Camp Legune.

Also that big dude who Highway takes down played football at Maryland and I think the NFL. Heís still a working actor but slimmed down considerably.



That's Brock Lesner.



Brock Lesnar would have been 9 years old in 1986. Holy shit, you're a moron.


My God,you have to know I'm kidding, Marko.
Very good movie!  
Tark10 : 2/1/2019 7:21 am : link
"She didn't shave, she didn't use neat, tried to use my face as a bicycle seat". A true classic.
Uh, my buddyís gonna take care of that  
mfsd : 2/1/2019 7:33 am : link
and he told me to tell you there is no sun shining in the menís john
The story was  
Pete in MD : 2/1/2019 8:50 am : link
inspired by the one scene where they use a pay phone and credit card to call in an air strike, which is a true story. The invasion of Grenada was actually done by the US Army but they didnít want to be attached to the movie for PR reasons (Highwayís character was a drinker, divorced, and used fowl language.) The Marine Corps agreed to be involved because they were going to use the movie to promote Toys for Tots but then they saw the final cut and decided otherwise. Eastwood must be a funny dude in-person because he always injects subtle humor in the movies he directs and none of them were supposed to be funny.
The invasion of Grenada wasn't just the army  
Greg from LI : 2/1/2019 9:06 am : link
The Marines were part of the invasion force as well. What you're referring to is the rescue of the American medical students. In the film, Gunny Highway's platoon does that. In reality, it was elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment who rescued them.
Youíre right,  
Pete in MD : 2/1/2019 9:26 am : link
I wrote it incorrectly. A lot of the major scenes in the movie were the Army in reality (bulldozer, medical school, credit card air strike) but I didnít mean to take away from the other military branches involved. It was more about the politics behind the making of Heartbreak Ridge.
The best line is when they play  
pjcas18 : 2/1/2019 9:26 am : link
"match-up" in the pit to determine who gets weekend leave and the lieutenant says stitch jones cheated for grabbing the two guys by the balls..

Gunny Highway says "he improvised, he adapted, he overcame"

I use that line often with the kids I coach in hockey.

They'll come off the ice pissed off and say "coach, that kid used his/her hand and pulled the puck out of the crease" or "that kid is slashing me with their stick when I'm in front of the net" or something - it's always something and I say:

"hey, they improvised, they adapted, they overcame" and the kids look at me like WTF? and the other coaches laugh. but gradually some of the kids get it and while I'm not advocating doing anything unsportsmanlike I am advocating to get creative. And some kids do get it.

Improvise, adapt and overcome is an old Marine maxim  
Greg from LI : 2/1/2019 9:29 am : link
Predates the movie. In a similar vein is one they didn't use: Semper Gumby, aka Always Flexible.
The film was no more comic than the events it portrayed  
Vanzetti : 2/1/2019 9:50 am : link
They had to "rescue" American medical students who it turns out were not even there but instead vacationing in Mexico.
It's a rom-com  
GiantJake : 2/1/2019 9:16 pm : link
about a divorced couple that finds their way back to each other.
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