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The Great Santini (1979)

PG
115 min | Drama

As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated Marine pilot.
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Writers
Pat Conroy (novel) | Lewis John Carlino (written for the screen by)
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Editor
Houseley Stevenson Jr. (as Houseley Stevenson)
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Opening Wknd
$ 83,527
Gross (USA)
$ 4,702,575
Gross (World)
$ 4,702,575
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Release date
Oct 26, 1979 (United States)

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Robert Duvall
Lt. Col. 'Bull' Meechum Lt. Col. 'Bull' Meechum   See fewer
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Blythe Danner
Lillian Meechum Lillian Meechum   See fewer
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Michael O'Keefe
Ben Meechum Ben Meechum   See fewer
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Lisa Jane Persky
Mary Anne Meechum Mary Anne Meechum   See fewer
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Julie Anne Haddock
Karen Meechum Karen Meechum   See fewer
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Brian Andrews
Matthew Meechum Matthew Meechum   See fewer
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Stan Shaw
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Theresa Merritt
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David Keith
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Paul Mantee
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Michael Strong
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Bennett Liss
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Joe Dorsey
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Jan Stratton
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Lew Horn
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Michael Rougas
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Al Garcia
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Harold B. Bibey
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7.2 / 10 | 5,121 votes