story about a hot shot fighter pilot who also happens to be a hot head and all around a-hole. totally full of himself and has a bloated sense of his own importance. not only referring to himself in the third person, but even referring to himself as “the great santini.” what a jerk. duvall is good as always. blythe danner used to be pretty good looking. sad story because it’s the kind of thing that probably happens pretty frequently. guy is full of himself, takes out insecurities on those closest to him. men can be jerks.
seems to get a little off focus when it follows the black stutterer who gets picked on by the town bullies. wasn’t sure what the point of it was. bullying in another form, i guess, but it seemed off topic.