Clint Eastwood directs himself, Mario Van Peebles and Marsha Mason in this comedy drama about a hard drinking, hard talking, hard punching military lifer put in charge of some new recruits.
Ever wondered what would happen if Clint starred in a Police Academy rip off? Wonder no more. A terrible film, albeit intermittently entertaining, with a discordant A grade Clint performance at its centre. Marine Sgt. Thomas Highway is a terrifyingly likeable creation, one of Clint’s best, so much so he all but repeats the brilliant schtick in the far more accomplished Gran Torino decades later.