The Lords of Discipline
The Lords of Discipline (1983)

In this melodramatic polemic against the hazing of young recruits -- especially one racially different recruit -- in a fictitious Carolina Military Institute, director Franc Roddam reveals increasingly vicious levels of abuse as the story… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 18, 1983
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Cornelius

To get to the fine moments, we must wade through some sloppy melodrama, clunky characterizations, and a hackneyed, clumsy final act.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a fairly effective thriller, although it sometimes feels a bit mean-spirited and sadistic

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Chuck O'Leary

A riveting drama.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Offers a hard look at the military mystique of honor, loyalty and discipline.

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Phil Hubbs
I love these old 80's flicks with these awesome cast rosters :) of course at the time most were virtually unknown, Biehn, Paxton, Judge Reinhold, William… More
Kevin M. Williams
Set in the early 60's, four white kids stand up against racism at a southern military academy once the first black is admitted. Not bad.