PG | | Drama
As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated Marine pilot.
On the morning of the Academy Award nominations in 1981, when the movie got nods for Best Actor and Best Actor in a Supporting Role, author Pat Conroy received a phone call from his father, who told him, "You and me got nominated for Academy Awards, your mother didn't get squat."
I hope he dies out there with the rest of the snakes!
When Santini and his oldest son are at, what appears to be the officers club, there is a full shot showing Santini standing to make a toast. On the table there is a bottle. In the next full shot, the bottle has moved about four inches to the viewer's left.
$83,527 28 October 1979