As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum (Michael O’Keefe) struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, Bull (Robert Duvall), an aggressively competitive, but frustrated Marine fighter pilot so skilled that he’s called “The Great Santini”.
But now it’s peacetime 1962 and Bull, more at home playing ‘top gun’ in the cockpit than father in his own living room, has become that most useless of figures: a warrior without a war.
Based on Pat Conroy’s autobiographical bestseller.
Lt. Col. ‘Bull’ Meechum
Mary Anne Meechum
Lisa Jane Persky
Julie Anne Haddock
Col. Virgil Hedgepath
Lewis John Carlino