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I want this battalion to be the class of the division

Maj. Malcolm A. Powers:
I want this battalion to be the class of the division. I expect my non-commissioned officers to lead by example. Public fighting and insubordination to civilian authority are not what I call good standards!
Highway:
It was a minor altercation, sir.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers:
That seems to be a habit with you, Gunny! A year ago you hit an officer. I went to Annapolis with that man. You try that with me, Gunnery Sergeant Highway and you'll drag your butt in a sling for a month, you hear me, marine?
Highway:
Yes, sir.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers:
I don't know what strings you pulled to get back into this division but I can assure you that I don't like it. This is the new Marine Corps. The new breed. Characters like you are an anachronism. You should be sealed in a case that reads break glass only in the event of war. Got no tolerance for you old timers who think that you know it better and can have it all your own way. Understand?
Highway:
I understand a lot of body bags get filled if I don't go my job, sir.
Choozoo:
Major, division has assigned Gunny Highway to our reconisance platoon.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers:
Yes, recon. Their last sergeant was an old time combat vet, too. But he went road on me. Retired on active duty. Had a few months to retirement. Figured he'd coast. Allowed the men to lapse into mediocrity. You're close to mandatory retirement yourself, aren't you, Highway?
Highway:
That's right, Major.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers:
Well, I ask for Marines, the division sends me relics. The men in recon platoon are less than highly motivated to say the least. I want those men in shape.
Highway:
I'll make life takers and heart breakers out of them, sir.
Maj. Malcolm A. Powers:
Dismissed.
Highway:
[after leaving the major's office]
Is he always like that or is he just trying to make a good impression?
Choozoo:
Word is that he consults the Marine Corps Manual before he mounts his old lady just to make sure that he performs in an...
Highway, Choozoo:
orderly proficiant military manner.
Choozoo:
Yeah, eat chow with Helen and me tonight, she can't wait to see you. Then later we'll go out and stomp some brain cells and tell some stories.
Highway:
Well, I'd like to, Chooz, but I think I better get organized.
Choozoo:
Sure, I understand.

Transcript:
Sir.
I want this battalion to be
the class of the division.
I expect my noncommissioned officers
to lead by example.
Public fighting and insubordination
to civilian authority...
...are not what I call "good standards."
It was a minor altercation, sir.
You make a habit of that, Gunney.
A year ago you hit an officer.
I went to Annapolis with that man.
You try that with me, Sergeant Highway...
... and you'll drag your butt in a sling
for a month, understand?
Yes, sir.
I don't know what strings you pulled to
get here, but I assure you, I don't like it.
This is the new Marine Corps.
The new breed.
Characters like you are an anachronism.
You should be sealed in a case that reads,
"Break Glass Only in the Event of War."
I have no tolerance for you old-timers
who think you know better. Understand?
I understand a lot of body bags get
filled if I don't do my job, sir.
Major!
Division has assigned Gunney Highway
to our Reconnaissance Platoon.
Yes, Recon.
Their last sergeant was
an old-time combat vet, too.
But he went ROAD on me...
..."Retired On Active Duty."
Had a few months to retirement,
figured he'd coast.
Allowed the men to lapse into mediocrity.
You're close to mandatory retirement
yourself. Aren't you, Highway?
That's right, Major.
I ask for Marines,
the division sends me relics.
The men in Recon Platoon are less than
highly motivated, to say the least.
I want those men in shape.
I'll make life-takers
and heartbreakers out of them, sir.
Dismissed.
Is he always like that,
or is he trying to make a good impression?
He even consults the Marine Corps manual
before he mounts his old lady...
... just to insure he performs in an orderly,
proficient, military manner.
Chow with Helen and me tonight.
She can't wait to see you.
Later, we can stomp some brain cells
and tell some stories.
- I'd like to, but I'd better get organized.
- Sure. I understand.
Excuse me, sir.
I mean, Gunney. Sergeant Major.
Sir, this is Gunnery Sergeant Highway.
He's been assigned to Recon Platoon.
Outstanding! Welcome aboard.
I have to hightail it.
I'm late for pre-scuba school.
His mama know he's playing Marine?
By the way, he's Lieutenant Ring.
Your platoon leader.
Thanks a lot.
You think you were just going to tilt nipple
to a bunch of no-rank fuzzbutts?
Want me to intro you to your troops?
- No. I'll take care of it.
- Take my pickup.
Thanks. Where is it?
You just tell by the sign.
It says, "Sergeant Major."
- Is this Recon Platoon?
- No speak English.
- You?
- No habla.
My name is Gunnery Sergeant Highway.
I've drunk more beer, pissed more blood,
banged more quiff, busted more balls...
...than all you numbnuts put together.
Major Powers has put me in charge
of this Recon Platoon.
We take care of ourselves!
You couldn't take care of a wet dream.
- God loves you.
- I know that.
You men do not impress me!
Recon Platoon kicks butt!
You think you can slip and slide just
because your last sergeant was a pussy...
...a short-timer just marking the days.
You're going to start acting like Marines,
right now.
Who invited you?
I'm not doing this because I want to take
long showers with you assholes.
And I don't want to get my head shot off
in some faraway land...
... because you don't habla. Comprende?
- Right!
- You?
- Yes, Gunney!
"Girl, you know I think you're fine
"and you've got that big behind"
Well, well, well.
I'm here to tell you all
that life as you know it has ended.
You should all go to town tonight.
Laugh and make fools of yourselves.
Rub your little peckers against your honey,
or stick it in a knothole in a fence...
... but whatever it is, just get rid of it.
Because at 0600 tomorrow...
...your ass is mine.
Where's your bunk?

Clip duration: 354 seconds
Views: 8
Movie: Heartbreak Ridge
Year: 1986
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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