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The Lords of Discipline (1983)

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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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John Alexander
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Dante `Pig` Pignetti
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Mark Santoro
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Tradd St. Croix
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Tom Pearce
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Poteete
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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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The film was set in the same year (1964) that director Franc Roddam's previous film Quadrophenia (1979) was. See more »

Goofs

Colonel "Bear" Berrineau is shown in uniform wearing a Presidential Unit Citation ribbon. He wears it on his left pocket below his "rack" of ribbons, yet regulations stipulate that the PUC is always worn on the wearer's right, opposite his medals/ribbons. See more »

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

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Ah, If only there were no book to compare it to...
9 July 1999 | by (Dover, DE, U.S.A) – See all my reviews

The movie itself was mediocre-- but having read Pat Conroy's incredible novel, filled with cynicism, cruelty, depth, and of cource, deceit-- all that good stuff. Alas, without a love interest, the myriad losses, and the absolutely imperative dips into the depths of Senior Private Will McLean's psyche, this movie is simply a hollow time-waster about a Southern Military school. Read the book, skip the film-- or better yet (since the film was actually rather enjoyable) see the film first, and then bask in the sheer, dark goodness of Pat Conroy's writing. If only there were no Pat Conroy novel, this movie would be an enjoyable flick... Oh well.


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