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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
Did You Know?
The film was originally intended to be filmed on location at the Citadel in Charleston, SC (author Pat Conroy
, who wrote the novel on which the film is based, was a cadet at The Citadel and wrote the book based on his experiences there). Filming was shifted to England following the veto of the Citadel administration, which had been warned about the time-consuming delays of film production from the commandant of Valley Forge Military Academy, where the 1981 military school film Taps
(1981) was shot. The school and its alumni also believed that the novel was derogatory to the school (the story was set in Charleston at a "fictional" military college that was obviously based on The Citadel) and that the movie would do the same. See more
When Will and Trad first enter their dorm room, you can see the camera shake as the cameraman bumps the door frame following them in. See more
Dante 'Pig' Pignetti
It's always 'fuck, shit, piss' all the time around here, I mean, if she could hear it, it would embarass her.
[looks at a picture of his girlfriend
But Pig, this is a photograph.
Dante 'Pig' Pignetti
I know that!
It can't see, smell, hear, taste. Right? Mark... Now Mr. Santoro, if you please, adress a few obscene remarks to this totally inatimate photograph.
Jesus, would you look at the tits on that bitch!
Pig, how we doin'?
[Pig is trying to control himself
My, would I dearly love to play a little 'hide the...
Bill Paxton is referred to in the closing credits as "Wild" Bill Paxton. See more