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      The Lords of Discipline

      R Released Feb 18, 1983 1 hr. 50 min. Drama List
      38% 8 Reviews Tomatometer 56% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A well-regarded senior at a Southern military academy, Will McLean (David Keith) is assigned to keep an eye on the school's first African-American cadet, Tom Pearce (Mark Breland), so that no harm comes to him. Determined to protect Tom, Will discovers that there is a secret group within the academy out to recruit the new student. However, their motives aren't honorable, and they aren't concerned about taking their violent initiation too far, leading Will to step into a dangerous situation. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 21 Buy Now

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      Quinn R One of my all-time favorite books, but the movie doesn't seem to know which direction to go. Long buildup at the beginning, but an interesting premise. (63%) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/15/20 Full Review Audience Member One of the best movies of all time Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review william s Forgotten very well done thriller about honor and friendship....Breland was a better actor than boxer as it turned out. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A double time capsule - of military academy life in the early 60's and of film making in the early 80's. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member David Keith stands out here as he tries to protect the first African American cadet at a southern US military school in the early 1960's. Despite one cadet committing suicide, hazing remains encourged by military school officials. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the first movies to take on the issue of racism. It was agreat drama and I will always enjoy this movie because it was one of the last movies I went to see with my mom. Anyway, this is a geat drama that you should have in your DVD collection. Enjoy and tell me what you think! Be good, J. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lori Hoffman Atlantic City Weekly Rated: 2/5 Jan 5, 2007 Full Review David Cornelius DVDTalk.com To get to the fine moments, we must wade through some sloppy melodrama, clunky characterizations, and a hackneyed, clumsy final act. Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 20, 2006 Full Review Chuck O'Leary FulvueDrive-in.com A riveting drama. Rated: B+ Aug 31, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 28, 2005 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 2/5 Apr 28, 2005 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Offers a hard look at the military mystique of honor, loyalty and discipline. Rated: 3/5 Aug 19, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A well-regarded senior at a Southern military academy, Will McLean (David Keith) is assigned to keep an eye on the school's first African-American cadet, Tom Pearce (Mark Breland), so that no harm comes to him. Determined to protect Tom, Will discovers that there is a secret group within the academy out to recruit the new student. However, their motives aren't honorable, and they aren't concerned about taking their violent initiation too far, leading Will to step into a dangerous situation.
      Director
      Franc Roddam
      Screenwriter
      Thomas Pope, Lloyd Fonvielle
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 18, 1983, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 12, 2014
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