|The Clint Eastwood Hero Collection includes HEARTBREAK RIDGE, ABSOLUTE POWER and A PERFECT WORLD.|
HEARTBREAK RIDGE: There are no wars to fight, but Gunnery Sgt. Tom Highway, a dog-faced relic of past wars, still has a lot of fight left in him. Clint Eastwood directs, produces and stars in Heartbreak Ridge as "gunny" Highway, a U.S. Marine Corps lifer who, starting his last tour of duty before retirement, sees the bumpy road his life has taken become more complicated. He is at one a hidebound bootcamp traditionalist and master of ear-scorching insults, going nose-to-nose with feisty recruits; a battle-scarred Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, going eyeball-to-eyeball with officers whose knowledge of war comes from textbooks; and a closet romantic, going heart-to-heart with his ex-wife (Marsha Mason), hoping to rekindle their love with lines he's learned from Cosmopolitan. Take the ridge-Heartbreak Ridge-and get a vivid, rough-and-ready entertainment, a remarkable work from a top artist in top form.
ABSOLUTE POWER: He was where he shouldn't have been and saw what he shouldn't have seen. Now, who will believe the word of a career criminal and ex-con? Who will trust Luther Whitney when he says he saw a woman killed--and that the man responsible for her death is the President of the United States? Clint Eastwood portrays Whitney and directs this crisp, finely-acted thriller based on David Baldacci's best-selling novel. A stellar cast which includes Gene Hackman and Ed Harris creates well-rounded characters that intensify a constantly spiraling game of cat and mouse between Whitney, local police and the highest levels of White House power. Eastwood is a master at steadily raising the stakes in thrillers. Here his mastery is absolute.
A PERFECT WORLD: Kevin Costner is Butch Haynes, a hardened prison escapee on the lam with a young hostage (T.J. Lowther in a remarkable film debut) who sees in Butch the father figure he never had. Clint Eastwood is wily Texas Ranger Red Garnett, leading deputies and a criminologist (Laura Dern) in a statewide pursuit. Red knows every road and pothole in the Panhandle. What's more, he knows the elusive Haynes--because their paths have crossed before.
"[Perfect] A movie that will endure. Dave Kehr, New York Daily News
"[Heartbreak] Vigorous war adventure... Find-A-Video
"[Absolute] Clint is at the top of his game as director and star. Pat Collins, WWOR-TV, New York
"[Heartbreak] ...Eastwood's best performance since Dirty Harry. Mike Clark, USA Today
"[Perfect] Amazing and unforgettable. One of the best American films in years! Dennis Cunningham, CBS-TV