Cinema: Pugno Vinco

THE GREAT SANTINI Directed and Written by Lewis John Carlino

Colonel Wilbur ("Bull") Meechum, U.S.M.C., is one of nature's hard cases.

The Marine Corps runs, does not walk, through his veins. He is tough on his men, his family, himself. Everyone's back hairs stand at attention when Bull Meechum marches into the room. Once, in that great good war against Hitler, Bull was a genuine air ace with a heroic nom de guerre: the Great Santini. Now, in 1962, when only statesmen get to go eyeball to eyeball with the enemy, Bull finds himself out of meaningful work — orchestrating practice missions in...

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