The Great Santini (1979)
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as Lt. Col. Bull Meechum
as Ben Meechum
as Lillian Meechum
as Mary Anne Meechum
as Toomer Smalls
as Col. Hedgepath
as Colonel Varney
as Corporal Atcherly
as Coach Spinks
as Captain Weber
as Mrs. Weber
as Lieutenant Sammy
as Captain Brookout
as Colonel Muillnax
as 1st Cousin
as Honor Guard Sergeant
as Basketball Player
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Critic Reviews for The Great Santini
The Great Santini is a movie to seek out and to treasure.
By all means, see The Great Santini, one of the most rewarding film experiences this or any other year.
This is one of those special films that moves effortlessly between tension, tears and laughs ... Robert Duvall's performance runs neck-and-neck with his Lonesome Dove turn as his career best.
An emotionally devastating drama with a first rate performance from Robert Duvall.
Audience Reviews for The Great Santini
Duvall embodies cockiness to the nth degree as he sets unrealistic expectations for his offspring in living up to the greatness of Santini. It borders on annoying by the end but it is nonetheless a great character created.
I thought the kid who played Benny was a bit much. It was a bit unbelievable. Otherwise, the movie was pretty good. Duvall's character was funny. Sad though!
Underrated classic. Robert Duvall at his best.
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