The Lords of Discipline
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Adapted from a long novel by Pat Conroy, the story is shortened to focus on a harrowing account of institutional racism in the 1960s American South. David Keith stars as Will McLean, a senior student at the fictional Carolina Military Institute. When the school admits its first black student, McLean is confidentially charged with making sure that the newcomer's initiation does not get too violent. Yet that is exactly what happens, and McLean becomes alarmed when it seems like someone is out to kill his new charge. McLean's own investigation of the matter uncovers an elusive group of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"To get to the fine moments, we must wade through some sloppy melodrama, clunky characterizations, and a hackneyed, clumsy final act."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"a fairly effective thriller, although it sometimes feels a bit mean-spirited and sadistic"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"A riveting drama."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"Offers a hard look at the military mystique of honor, loyalty and discipline."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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