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The Great Santini

The Ace (USA)
The Gift of Fury (USA)
The Great Santini (Australia)
Reaching Out (USA)
Sons and Daughters (USA)

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1979 October, 26
115 minutes
Production Company:
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 4 702 575


In 1962, the Marine Corps family, the Meechums - parents Lieutenant Colonel Wilbur "Bull" Meechum and Lillian Meechum, and their four children Ben Meechum, Mary Anne Meechum, Karen Meechum and Matthew Meechum - are moving like they do most years, this time to Beaufort, South Carolina. Bull - nicknamed "the Great Santini" - is known as a great pilot, but has gotten into much trouble in the past for his sophomoric behavior. He runs his family much as a military commander, where they are all to obey his orders without question. Everything he does within the family context he reasons is to build character, but in reality everything ends up being about him. The oldest Ben, approaching manhood, is the one of his offspring who has the greatest issue with his father. Ben wants his respect, but isn't sure if he really loves him. As Ben goes through his senior year in high school, his attempts to play varsity basketball and an incident between black Toomer Smalls - his friend and their cook Arrabella Smalls' son - and racist Red Petus may forever change the dynamic between father and son. - IMDb

The Ace India
The Ace USA
El Don del coraje Spain
El Don del coraje Argentina
Esset Sweden
A Fúria de Um Herói Portugal
The Gift of Fury (new title) New Zealand
The Gift of Fury USA
The Gift of Fury  
Il grande Santini Italy
The Great Santini Australia
The Great Santini Canada
The Great Santini Canada
The Great Santini Ecuador
The Great Santini United Kingdom
The Great Santini Japan
The Great Santini USA
Der Große Santini West Germany
Der Große Santini West Germany
En helvedes karl Denmark
Jääräpää Santini Finland
A Nagy Santini Hungary
O Grande Santini - O Dom da Fúria Brazil
O klironomos tis vias (transliterated title) Greece
Reaching Out USA
Sin egen fiende Norway
Sons and Daughters USA
Wielki Santini Poland
Ο κληρονόμος της βίας Greece
Великий Сантини Soviet Union
パパ Japan

Children's Cast:

Brian Andrews Matthew Meechum

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21. The Great Santini (1979)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross:
$ 4 702 575