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Women at West Point (1979)

The story of the first women to enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and how they--and the school--faced the resultant problems.


Vincent Sherman


Juleen Compton (story), Ann Marcus | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Purl ... Jennifer Scott
Leslie Ackerman ... Molly Dahl
Jameson Parker ... J.J. Palfrey
Andrew Stevens ... Doug Davidson
Edward Edwards ... Pete Greenway
Bernard Barrow Bernard Barrow ... Commandant
Joan Kaye Joan Kaye ... Bea Scott
Paul Gleason ... Major James T. Kirk
Victor Bevine ... Vincent Cavelli
Jack Blessing ... Tom Fenton
Lee Toombs Lee Toombs ... Harvey Hagan
Cheryl Francis Cheryl Francis ... Liz Grote
Michelle Raum Michelle Raum ... Susan Zachary
Robert Townsend ... Russell Baker
Peter Armstrong Peter Armstrong ... Ebberly


The story of the first women to enter the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and how they--and the school--faced the resultant problems.

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Jennifer Scott: For dinner, we are having roast tom turkey...
Doug Davidson: Did you say "tom" miss?
Jennifer Scott: Yes, sir.
Doug Davidson: Has that turkey recognized you?
Jennifer Scott: No, sir.
Doug Davidson: Then call it by its proper name.
Jennifer Scott: Yes, sir. Sir, for dinner we are having roast Thomas turkey...
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Excellent film, very realistic.
17 February 2014 | by dmchadwick77See all my reviews

This film is quite believable in many ways. As a USMA graduate of 1977, I experienced firsthand the challenges encountered by women that entered as plebes (freshmen) during my "firstie" (senior) year. That there could be love stories among women and men cadets is no fantasy, these romances can, did, and continue to exist. It is a very well-done film that generally is in line with USMA in the late 1970s. Keep in mind that at the time the film was made, (circa 1978 or 1979), women had only been at USMA for 2 years or less. The Academy was still learning how best to integrate women and to position them for success. Although it is true that most of the existing cadets and graduates were generally anti-women with respect to integrating West Point, everyone fell in line in short order and pulled together to make the integration a success. West Point women have performed admirably in the military and in civilian life. Kudos many years ago to the late LTG Sid Berry, the presiding Superintendent back when the first women class entered in July 1976, who pioneered the adoption and adaptation of the academy to make the transition a lasting success.

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Release Date:

27 February 1979 (USA) See more »

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Donne a West Point See more »

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1.33 : 1
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