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Dress Gray (1986–1986)

TV Mini-series | 192 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a first-classman's insignia is found on the riverbank near the drowned body of plebe David Hand, the specter of murder casts a shadow of scandal across the U.S. Grant Military Academy. General Hedges, the headmaster of the school, is ...See moreWhen a first-classman's insignia is found on the riverbank near the drowned body of plebe David Hand, the specter of murder casts a shadow of scandal across the U.S. Grant Military Academy. General Hedges, the headmaster of the school, is determined to keep the beleaguered school out of the headlines and attempts to cover-up the likelihood of murder by wielding his considerable influence to pass it off as a simple drowning. This is done in spite of forensic reports that show that, shortly before his death, David Hand participated in "consensual sexual relations" with another man. Letters from the dead boy, which the Army Intelligence Department "confiscates" from his sister's New York apartment, implicate Ry Slaight as the first-classman with whom David was in love. As General Hedges says, "You cannot have a murder without a murderer." He offers Slaight the opportunity to "go quietly" which means he would be washed out into the infantry and quickly bound for Vietnam. Professing his innocence in the matter, Slaight refuses the invitation at which point General Hedges threatens to court-martial him on a point of "honor." Enlisting the aid of Elizabeth Hand, the dead boy's sister, Slaight sets out to find the first-classman with whom her brother was involved -- the first- classman who killed her brother. Written by Mark Fleetwood See less
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Lucian Truscott IV (based on the novel by) | Gore Vidal (teleplay)
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Mar 9, 1986 (United States)

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Eddie Albert
Judge Hand Judge Hand   See fewer
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Alec Baldwin
Rysam 'Ry' Slaight Rysam 'Ry' Slaight   See fewer
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Lloyd Bridges
Gen. Axel Rylander Gen. Axel Rylander   See fewer
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Patrick Cassidy
David Hand David Hand   See fewer
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Susan Hess
Elizabeth Hand Elizabeth Hand   See fewer
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Hal Holbrook
Gen. Charles Hedges Gen. Charles Hedges   See fewer
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Alexis Smith
Mrs. Iris Rylander Mrs. Iris Rylander   See fewer
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Lane Smith
Col. King Col. King   See fewer
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James Sikking
Maj. Clifford Bassett Maj. Clifford Bassett   See fewer
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Albert Salmi
Sgt. Oliphant Sgt. Oliphant   See fewer
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Ron Rifkin
Maj. Consor Maj. Consor   See fewer
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Peter Nelson
Barnes Barnes   See fewer
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Louise Latham
Mrs. Loerna Tutwiler Mrs. Loerna Tutwiler   See fewer
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Jason Beghe
Hank Beaumont Hank Beaumont   See fewer
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Gary Kasper
Cullinan Cullinan   See fewer
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Joseph Kell
Winant Winant   See fewer
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David Harum
Cadet Barham Cadet Barham   See fewer
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Steve Kosko
Area Sergeant Area Sergeant   See fewer
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Patricia Herd
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Rick Goldman
Airman Airman   See fewer
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Arthur French
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Richard Doyle
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Alma Martinez
Hedge's Secretary Hedge's Secretary   See fewer
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Patrik Baldauff
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Tom Everett
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Bret Cali
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Ranee Kazar
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6.9 / 10 | 318 votes