intake procedure strips James of all his connections to the outside
world, starting with his clothes.
James says that he hopes that this new program will help him control
his temper and straighten out some of his other problems with school
and his family.
After spending half his life in programs and institutions, he
knows the right words to say.
He's immediately thrust into a military atmosphere with
uniforms, language, discipline and all sorts of rules and regulations
he's not used to. He gamely plays along until he can figure it out.
The man in charge of the camp is Major Neely who explains the rules
of the camp in a no-nonsense, very exacting manner.
Neely works with James for several days, trying to get him in
shape. When he realizes the Drill Sergeant routine isn't getting through
to James, Neely tries a more parental approach to try to reach the
"He's not hearing the yelling, right now. We've yelled at
him 24 hours now and it still hasn't sunk in that we mean business.
So I figured I'd take it to a new level and see just how he would
respond to someone talking to him as a father figure."