The Lords of Discipline (film)
|The Lords of Discipline|
|Directed by||Franc Roddam|
|Produced by||Herb Jaffe
|Written by||Lloyd Fonvielle
from the novel by
|Music by||Howard Blake|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The Lords of Discipline is a 1983 American film based on the novel by Pat Conroy and directed by Franc Roddam. The film stars David Keith, Robert Prosky, Judge Reinhold, Bill Paxton, William Hope, Michael Biehn, and Olympic boxer Mark Breland. The college scenes were filmed primarily at Wellington College in England, as none of the American military academies would allow filming on their grounds because of the book's less-than-positive portrayal of life at a military academy.
The film was not filmed entirely in England. The restaurant scene with Bobby Bentley, Commerce's home, and the train track scene were filmed in Charleston, South Carolina over a period of two weeks.
The year is 1964, and Carolina Military Institute is about to do something it has never done in its entire history—allow a black man to become a member of the Corps of Cadets. Will McLean, a senior private, has been assigned to watch over him to ensure that he makes it through the year. This assignment forces him to stand against the power of "the Ten", an alleged secret brotherhood within the Corps of Cadets sworn to uphold CMI's highest standards—by any and all means necessary.
- David Keith as Will McLean
- Robert Prosky as Colonel "The Bear" Berrineau
- Judge Reinhold as Macabbee
- Bill Paxton as Gilbreath (credited as "Wild Bill" Paxton)
- William Hope as Senior
- Mark Breland as Pearce
- John Lavachielli as Mark Santoro
- G.D. Spradlin as General Bentley Durrell
- Michael Biehn as Cadet Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander
- Rick Rossovich as Cadet Dante Pignetti
- Barbara Babcock as Mrs. St. Croix
- Mitchell Lichtenstein as Tradd St. Croix
- Malcolm Danare as Poteete
An episode of NCIS, "Cadence" (season 12, episode 14), has some similarity to the film. It centers around the "Remington Military Academy", which has a secret society similar to the Ten- Honor Corps- and includes a character nicknamed "Piggy", versus the film's character Dante "Pig" Pignetti.
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