The Great Santini 44 years old

The bravest thing he would ever do was let his family love him.

The Great Santini

As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated marine pilot.

Credits

The Great Santini Cast

Name Character
Robert Duvall He was 48, now 93 years old as Lt. Col. 'Bull' Meechum
Michael O'Keefe He was 24, now 68 years old as Ben Meechum
Michael Strong He was 61, 62 years old when he died as Col. Varney
Brian Andrews as Matthew Meechum
Paul Mantee He was 48, 82 years old when he died as Col. Virgil Hedgepath
Blythe Danner She was 36, now 81 years old as Lillian Meechum
Paul Gleason He was 40, 67 years old when he died as Lt. Sammy
Stan Shaw He was 27, now 71 years old as Toomer Smalls
Lisa Jane Persky She was 24, now 68 years old as Mary Anne Meechum
David Keith He was 25, now 69 years old as Red Petus
Theresa Merritt She was 57, 75 years old when she died as Arrabella Smalls
Bennett Liss as Cpl. Atcherly
Julie Anne Haddock She was 14, now 58 years old as Karen Meechum
Joe Dorsey He was 54, now 99 years old as Coach Spinks

The Great Santini Crew

Name Department
Ralph Woolsey as Director of Photography. He was 65 (104) years old when He died Camera
Lewis John Carlino as Director. He was 47 (now 92) years old Directing
Lewis John Carlino as Screenplay. He was 47 (now 92) years old Writing
Elmer Bernstein as Original Music Composer. He was 57 (82) years old when He died Sound
Houseley Stevenson, Jr. as Editor. Editing
Charles A. Pratt as Producer. Production
Jack Poplin as Production Design. He was 58 (86) years old when He died Art
The Great Santini poster
The Great Santini (44 years)

The bravest thing he would ever do was let his family love him.

  • Release day: Friday, October 26, 1979
  • Runtime: 115 minutes