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In 1960s America, a black cadet is allowed acceptance into a seemingly prestigious military academy, unleashing a barrage of corruption within the system that another cadet is willing to expose.
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.
Dante 'Pig' Pignetti:
It's always 'fuck, shit, piss' all the time around here, I mean, if she could hear it, it would embarass her.
Will: But Pig, this is a photograph.
Dante 'Pig' Pignetti: I know that!
Will: It can't see, smell, hear, taste. Right? Mark... Now Mr. Santoro, if you please, adress a few ...
As Will is sneaking out of the campus to go spy on The Ten, a modern streetside mailbox is shown.
Bill Paxton is referred to in the closing credits as "Wild" Bill Paxton.
NBC edited 6 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere.
$3,011,932 21 February 1983
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