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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.
Novelist Pat Conroy based "The Ten" on a 1907 incident where a group of military cadets at a distinguished naval and military college secretly banded together to form a secret society to corruptly collude with each other to help each other. Every year, ten more cadets were added, this went on for years. When the society was exposed, the original cadets were now influential people occupying a number of positions of power.
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 ...
When Will and Trad first enter their dorm room, you can see the camera shake as the cameraman bumps the door frame following them in.
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 (USA) (21 February 1983)