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The Lords of Discipline: Overview
Director – Franc Roddam
Cast – David Keith, Michael Biehn
Genre – Thriller
Plot – Set in the 1960s, the film follows Will, who is about to start his senior year at a military college in the Deep South when he learns that he will be looking out for Pearce, a black student that has just been accepted.
The Lords of Discipline: SC Locations
The film is set at The Citadel in Charleston, yet it was actually filmed in England, after The Citadel refused to allow the filming to take place there.
The Lords of Discipline: Fun Facts
While the movie was originally going to be filmed on location at The Citadel in Charleston, it was vetoed by Citadel leaders after they had learned of the delays and annoyances that had occurred with the filming of Taps on the campus of the Valley Forge Military Academy.
Another reason cited for the refusal to film at The Citadel was the negative outlook that Pat Conroy, who had attended the military academy in the 1960s, depicted in his novel.