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Col. Joe Knox
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Thomas 'Top' Tuttle
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Marilyn Cole
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Gen. Garfield
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Maj. Benjamin Garfield
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Lela Stallings
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Gary Pascoe
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Eric Shaner
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David Ambrose
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Jeff Bridley
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Bobby Sayers
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Aaron Davis
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Jessi Richards
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Kimi
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A retired fighter pilot becomes the head of his alma matter military high school for two weeks with hilarious consequences. He shapes up the school and raises morale so that they are able to win the "brass-axe" competition versus another local military academy. Written by Anonymous

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In the scene where the Colonel is driving his car across the bridge on his way to his destination; that is the bridge that connects Savanna, Illinois with Sabula, Iowa. He is actually driving the opposite direction (West) needed to get the the filming location (East). See more »

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When he is in his screen mom's car, actor Shane Conrad's hair is parted on his left and the left side of his shirt buttons over the right side (at around 4 mins), but as he is watches her drive off (from 15:10 to 15:25), the frames are flipped with his hair parted on his right and the right side of his shirt buttoned over the left side. Later, both the part in his hair and the buttoning of his shirt switch back (at around 39 mins). See more »

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Col. Joe Knox: [after putting a plane on autopilot] Go ahead and take the yoke in your hands. Now, you see those two little buttons up at the top there? Go ahead and press them.
Frankie Tyrone: [does so] What does that do?
Col. Joe Knox: That releases the autopilot.
Frankie Tyrone: [slowly dawns on him] Whoa, hey, man! What're you doing?
Col. Joe Knox: You said you wanted control... now you got it.
Frankie Tyrone: [now in an uncontrolled dive] Nooooooooooooooooooo!
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I hadn't realized how stereotyped military school movies are
12 December 2002 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is like every last one of them: gruff but good leader, good boys who take their place as leaders, bad boys who learn to better channel their energy, wimpy boys who find strength, jokers who get serious, enemies who become friends, war games between factions, girls who get respect, etc., etc., and on and on.... This one has all of them. The light scenes get a few laughs, the suspense scenes are mildly tense, and the touching scenes bring tears to your eyes (not really). All in all, if you have a choice between watching this movie and cleaning the bathroom, I recommend watching this.


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