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Dress Gray (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  9 March 1986 (USA)
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When a first-classman's insignia is found on the riverbank near the drowned body of plebe David Hand, the specter of murder casts a shadow of scandal across the U.S. Grant Military Academy.... See full summary »

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Judge Hand
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Rysam 'Ry' Slaight
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Gen. Axel Rylander
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David Hand
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Elizabeth Hand
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Gen. Charles Hedges
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Mrs. Iris Rylander
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Col. King
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Maj. Clifford Bassett (as James B. Sikking)
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Lugar (as Tim van Patten)
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Mrs. Loerna Tutwiler
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When a first-classman's insignia is found on the riverbank near the drowned body of plebe David Hand, the specter of murder casts a shadow of scandal across the U.S. Grant Military Academy. General Hedges, the headmaster of the school, is determined to keep the beleaguered school out of the headlines and attempts to cover-up the likelihood of murder by wielding his considerable influence to pass it off as a simple drowning. This is done in spite of forensic reports that show that, shortly before his death, David Hand participated in "consensual sexual relations" with another man. Letters from the dead boy, which the Army Intelligence Department "confiscates" from his sister's New York apartment, implicate Ry Slaight as the first-classman with whom David was in love. As General Hedges says, "You cannot have a murder without a murderer." He offers Slaight the opportunity to "go quietly" which means he would be washed out into the infantry and quickly bound for Vietnam. Professing his ... Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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During the search for Cadet Hand's body, the helicopter pilot spots the body in the river. Hand's head is above water, over a log, and his neck is arched, with his head looking forward. When the divers get to the body, Hand's head is face down in the water. See more »

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I went to the school that DRESS GRAY was shot at
22 January 2004 | by (AZ) – See all my reviews

In fact, I was there in 1985 when it was being filmed. I remember Alec Baldwin etc. As far as the movie goes, it was a great flick! I loved watching this after I graduated from New Mexico Military Inst. This movie was long but the content was good and of course, Owen Wilson and I were both cadets at this time. Perhaps this has influence on Owen?


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