The Great Santini


The Great Santini Review

An exceptional film, this odd combination of Top Gun and Ordinary People features Robert Duvall in one of his greatest performances (Oscar-nominated, too) as the difficult Marine family patriarch in the years leading up to the Vietnam War. This ain't Major Dad, as Duvall's "Great Santini" drinks hard and pushes his kids to the limit. Or beyond. Some of it's funny, some of its tragic, and with the exception of a misfired subplot about race relations, all of it's stellar.
The Great Santini

Facts and Figures

Run time: 115 mins

In Theaters: Friday 26th October 1979

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

Production compaines: Bing Crosby Productions

Reviews 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Fresh: 17 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer: Charles A. Pratt

Starring: as Lt. Col. 'Bull' Meechum, as Lillian Meechum, as Ben Meechum, as Mary Anne Meechum, as Karen Meechum, as Red Petus, as Matthew Meechum, as Toomer Smalls, as Arrabella Smalls, Paul Mantee as Col. Virgil Hedgepath, as Col. Varney, Bennett Liss as Cpl. Atcherly, Joe Dorsey as Coach Spinks, as Lt. Sammy