Choozoo: We went up and down that pile of dirt for four days and four nights. Fixed bayonets, hand to hand. Fought 'em something fierce. They gave back as good as they got. Lots of men died. We were
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Choozoo:
We went up and down that pile of dirt for four days and four nights. Fixed bayonets, hand to hand. Fought 'em something fierce. They gave back as good as they got. Lots of men died. We were with the 23rd infantry. We joined the Corps later. Hell, we were even younger than you are.
Corporal 'Stitch' Jones:
I never heard of no Heartbreak Ridge.
Choozoo:
That's 'cause it ain't in any of the history books. Just a little piece of war. Place didn't even have a name, just a number. Stoney Jackson took one look up at it and said "Ladies, if this hill doesn't kill us it'll surely break our hearts."
Corporal 'Stitch' Jones:
Who's Stoney Jackson?
Choozoo:
Little Mary's husband. He was the one who recommended Highway for his Congressional Medal of Honor.
Corporal 'Stitch' Jones:
Gunny Highway won the CMH?
Choozoo:
He charged two machine gun nests by himself. He didn't sleep for three days. The final human wave he held off almost single-handedly. When it was over there was me, Stoney Jackson and Tom Highway. We were the only ones left alive.
Corporal 'Stitch' Jones:
What happened to Jackson?
Choozoo:
He was killed in Khe Sanh in '68.

Transcript:
We went up and down that dirt pile
for six days and six nights.
Fixed bayonets, hand-to-hand.
Fought them something fierce.
They gave back as good as they got.
Lots of men died.
We were the 23rd Infantry.
We joined the Corps later.
We were younger than you are.
I never heard of any Heartbreak Ridge.
It's not in any of the history books.
It's a little piece of war.
The place didn't have a name,
just a number.
Stoney Jackson looked at it
and said, "Ladies...
"...if this don't kill us, it'll break our hearts."
- Who's Stoney Jackson?
- Little Mary's husband.
He was our platoon sergeant.
He recommended Highway
for his Congressional Medal of Honor.
Gunney Highway won the CMH?
He charged two machine gun nests
by himself.
He didn't sleep for three days.
The final human wave he held off
almost single-handedly.
When it was over...
... there was me, Stoney Jackson...
...and Tom Highway.
We were the only ones still alive.
What happened to Jackson?
He was killed at Khe Sahn in 1968.
Can I get you something to eat?
I can fix it in no time.
No, thank you, ma'am.
Excuse me, ma'am.
You don't happen to be up...
... when Gunney Highway
leaves for the base, do you?
I pour his coffee and lay out his things.
Platoon, attention!
Right face!
Forward march!
Each platoon will proceed
to the objective...
...which in this case
is the Battalion Bear Pit.
Whoever reaches it first
will get a 72- hour liberty.
Sir, it would be an honor,
if you would accompany my platoon.
Thank you, Staff Sergeant.
Get out of your seats.
Johanson, tighten up that harness.
- Gunney, I'm afraid of heights.
- So am I.
You are?
Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane
is not a natural act...

Clip duration: 192 seconds
Views: 40
Uploaded: 12 December, 2020
Genres: drama, war
Summary: Hard-nosed, hard-living Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.


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