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Director:
Writers:
Pat Conroy (novel)
Thomas Pope (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
15 July 1983 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
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.
Plot:
Will arrives for his last year at The Carolina Military Institute, in the Deep South USA, in the 1960s... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Keith ... Will McLean

Robert Prosky ... Col. 'Bear' Berrineau

G.D. Spradlin ... Gen. Bentley Durrell

Barbara Babcock ... Abigail St. Croix

Michael Biehn ... John Alexander

Rick Rossovich ... Dante `Pig` Pignetti
John Lavachielli ... Mark Santoro

Mitchell Lichtenstein ... Tradd St. Croix
Mark Breland ... Tom Pearce

Malcolm Danare ... Poteete

Judge Reinhold ... Macabbee

Greg Webb ... Braselton

Bill Paxton ... Gilbreath (as 'Wild' Bill Paxton)
Dean R. Miller ... Gooch (as Dean Miller)

Ed Bishop ... Commerce St. Croix
Stuart Milligan ... McIntyre
Katharine Levy ... Teresa

Jason Connery ... MacKinnon

Rolf Saxon ... Rowland
Michael Horton ... Bobby Bentley
Ian Tyler ... Cadet Colonel
Tony Sibbald ... TAC Major
Norman Chancer ... TAC Captain
Ronald Fernee ... TAC Officer
Michael Fitzpatrick ... TAC Officer
Richard Oldfield ... TAC Officer

Matt Frewer ... Senior

William Hope ... Senior
Peter Hutchinson ... Senior
Peter Merrill ... Senior
Sheridan Earl Russell ... Senior

Simon Shepherd ... Senior
Aaron Swartz ... Senior
Graham Cull ... Knobs
Mark Eadie ... Knobs
Tom Fry ... Knobs
Lee Galpin ... Knobs
Dean Lawrence ... Knobs
Martin Phillips ... Knobs
Joe Searby ... Knobs
Christopher Warrick ... Knobs
Sarah Brackett ... Mrs. Durrell
Mary Ellen Ray ... Mrs. Bear
Helena Stevens ... Librarian
Valerie Colgan ... General's Secretary
Nicola King ... Girlfriend
Sallyanne Law ... Girlfriend

Elizabeth Heery ... Girlfriend (as Elizabeth Morton)

Kim Thomson ... Girlfriend

Sophie Ward ... Girlfriend
Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni ... Girlfriend (as Natasha Fraser)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hutton Cobb ... Pearce's Roommate (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... Cpl. Beauentine (uncredited)
Peter Stevenson ... Senior (uncredited)

Directed by
Franc Roddam 
 
Writing credits
Pat Conroy (novel "The Lords of Discipline")

Thomas Pope (screenplay) and
Lloyd Fonvielle (screenplay)

Produced by
Herb Jaffe .... producer
Gabriel Katzka .... producer
Basil Rayburn .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Blake 
 
Cinematography by
Brian Tufano 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Ellis 
 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
 
Production Design by
John Graysmark 
 
Art Direction by
Alan Cassie 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Sr. 
Peter Howitt 
 
Costume Design by
John Mollo 
 
Makeup Department
Pauline Heys .... makeup artist
Mike Lockey .... hair stylist (as Michael Lockey)
 
Production Management
Bill Watkins .... production manager: USA
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bennett Jr. .... third assistant director
Chris Brock .... second assistant director
Michael Green .... second assistant director
Roger H. Lyons .... assistant director
Michael Murray .... assistant director
Timothy Reed .... third assistant director
Waldo Roeg .... third assistant director
Chris Thompson .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Lewis Bowen .... scenic artist
Richard M. Cole .... propmaker
George DeTitta Sr. .... set decorator: USA
Dick Frift .... construction manager
Patricia Johnson .... draughtsman
Kevin Phipps .... draughtsman
Graham Sumner .... property master
 
Sound Department
Alan Bernard .... sound mixer: USA
John Chandler .... boom operator
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Glass .... sound re-recording mixer
John Ireland .... sound editor
Robert Knudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Guido Reidy .... boom operator
Hugh Strain .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruce White .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ricky Farns .... special effects
Ted Grumbt .... special effects
Garth Inns .... special effects
 
Stunts
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Fraser .... grip
Vinnie Gerardo .... assistant camera
Brian Martin .... best boy
Ronnie Rampton .... gaffer
Chic Waterson .... camera operator
George Whitear .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Esta Charkham .... casting: UK
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Keith Denny .... wardrobe supervisor
Gilda Texter .... costume supervisor: USA
 
Editorial Department
Gordon Brown .... assistant film editor
Richard Fetterman .... assistant editor
Dennis McTaggart .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Milton Lustig .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Richard Booz .... transportation
Roy A. Grace .... driver
Graham Ready .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Glen Carwithen .... title designer
Josie Fulford .... continuity
Bernard Hanson .... location manager
Sara Keene .... unit publicist
Basil Keys .... location coordinator
Alex Matcham .... assistant accountant
Steve Rhea .... location manager
John Sargent .... production controller
Ron Veto .... crab dolly operator
Julie Adams .... dialect coach (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
102 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
This movie was made and released about three years after the film's source novel of the same name by Pat Conroy was first published in 1980.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Future Tense (1990)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
response to pazmatza, 22 June 2007
Author: johnfdeakinjr from United States

I graduated from The Citadel and can tell you that the book is not a standing joke on campus and that almost everyone reads it during their knob year for their English class. It is true that upperclassmen are not allowed to touch knobs but this is a rule that was very loosely enforced in the 60s. I was not there in the 60s but it is a well known fact on campus and by alumni. I have never heard anything of that nature and I believe they made it worse than it really was in order to make people watch it and enjoy reading the book. All in all the book is much better than the movie. Read the book don't watch the movie, or at least read the book first.

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