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|
|Release date(s)||February 18, 1983|
|Running time||103 min.|
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 year is 1964, and Carolina Military Institute is about to do something it's 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 - Will McLean
- Robert Prosky - Colonel "The Bear" Berrineau
- Judge Reinhold - Macabbee
- Bill Paxton - Gilbreath (credited as "Wild Bill" Paxton)
- William Hope - Senior
- Mark Breland - Pearce
- John Lavachielli - Mark Santoro
- G.D. Spradlin - General Bentley Durrell
- Michael Biehn - Cadet Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander
- Rick Rossovich - Cadet Dante Pignetti
- Barbara Babcock - Mrs. St. Croix
- Mitchell Lichtenstein - Tradd St. Croix
- Malcolm Danare - Poteete
Notes on the film version
Actors Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Rick Rossovich and William Hope would later star in several films by director James Cameron. Paxton and Rossovitch would have brief appearances in the original Terminator film along with Biehn; Biehn, Paxton and Hope starred in Aliens; Biehn also appeared in The Abyss and the extended version of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, while Paxton would show up in True Lies and Titanic.
Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton and Rick Rossovich also worked together again portraying members of an elite Navy SEAL team in the 1990 action movie, Navy SEALs. The film was not filmed entirely in England. Two weeks worth of work was shot in Charleston S.C. The restaurant scene with Bobby Bentley, Commerce's home, and the train track scene.
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