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Will arrives for his last year at The Carolina Military Institute, in the Deep South USA, in the 1960s. A black student, Pearce, has been accepted, for the first time and Will is asked to ... See full summary »

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Col. 'Bear' Berrineau
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Dante `Pig` Pignetti
John Lavachielli ...
Mark Santoro
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Tradd St. Croix
Mark Breland ...
Tom Pearce
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Poteete
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Macabbee
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Braselton
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Gilbreath (as 'Wild' Bill Paxton)
Dean R. Miller ...
Gooch (as Dean Miller)
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Commerce St. Croix
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Will arrives for his last year at The Carolina Military Institute, in the Deep South USA, in the 1960s. A black student, Pearce, has been accepted, for the first time and Will is asked to keep an eye out for the inevitable racism. The racists come in the form of The Ten, a secret group of the elite students. They want Pearce to leave on his own free will, but are prepared to torture him to make it 'his free will'. Will is forced to help Pearce and he is prepared to risk his own career to do so. Written by Matthew Stanfield <mattst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>

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One hundred years of the finest school turning out the finest young men. IT WAS ALL A LIE. One cadet is about to expose the system.

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15 July 1983 (Australia)  »

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Guardianes del honor  »

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Trivia

Actors Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, Rick Rossovich would later all work on the later military movie Navy Seals (1990) whilst a number of the cast (Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, William Hope and Rick Rossovich) also would go on to appear in a number of movies directed by James Cameron. See more »

Goofs

When Poteete falls and hits the pavement, Will is shown looking away from one angle, then looking forward toward the body when the angle changes. See more »

Quotes

Gilbreath: Do you know what this is, boy?
[Holds up a coin]
Gilbreath: Pop off!
Poteete: It's a quarter, sir.
Gilbreath: Shut up! Open your mouth and stick out your tongue.
[Poteete sticks out his tongue and Gilbreath places the coin on it]
Gilbreath: Swallow it!
[Gilbreath grabs Poteete's throatt, forcing him to swallow the coin]
Gilbreath: That's good boy, that's reeeal good. You're gonna be my little piggy-bank.
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Crazy Credits

Bill Paxton is referred to in the closing credits as "Wild" Bill Paxton. See more »

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Referenced in Future Tense (1990) See more »

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It's all about the HONOR...
29 August 2004 | by (Indianapolis, IN, USA) – See all my reviews

The armed services of the U.S. have spent years trying to define and instill the core values that they wish the Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, and Coast Guardsman to possess. The military realizes that not many people have learned those core values from their home life. Induction into the service is a metamorphosis into a new life and it involves making over the former civilian into the servicemember -- body and mind. In this excellent fictional movie, the Commandant and his "Ten" lost track of the distinction between pride in their accomplishments and...elitism. Will and The Bear had honor. Will's moral courage exemplified the core values that the military strives to teach its members today.


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