Burning Sands

Synopsis: Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Gerard McMurray
Production: Netflix
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min


It's all about the brotherhood.

It's a feeling...

Of something to strive for, be proud of.

Brotherhood is forever.

Lambda men are leaders, scholarly,

honorable and proud.

And sure it's rough.

That's the point.

After pledging,

a lambda man is ready for anything.

Only a chosen few make it

to the other side.

My pops couldn't finish.


I'm gonna prove it's worth it.

I'm gonna see it through.

Hey, you know where you're going, square?

- Crack baby know where he's going.

- My name is not crack baby.

All right, man. Whatever, square.

Hey, nigga, turn up the heat.

How do you see where you going

with thick-ass glasses?


I told you the heat doesn't work, okay?

My nigga, stop spitting.

Yeah, we don't wanna get pulled over

for anything.


Yeah, yeah

You mutts are fucking late.

I said 6 A.M. what time is it now?

It's 6:
03, big brother, sir!

How bad do you want it, boy?

- I wanna be a...

- Shut up!

You don't have what it takes

to be a lambda.

Get on your face.

How about all you mutts?

On your face!

Count off, number 1.



- One, two, three.

- Get your fucking head up.

- One!

- One!

Two, three.

- How bad do you want it now, boy?

- Two.

- One, two, three!

- I wanna be a lambda, big brother, sir!

- Three!

- Three!

- One, two, three.

- I don't see one worthy pledge in here.

- One, two, three.

- On your feet!

Get those knees up!


Fish must be freezing right now, huh?


You lucky, boys.

You're a fucking lucky-ass mutt today.

Go get the fucking ball, boy.

Move with some fucking enthusiasm!

You have no ID. Snap!

Get in the fucking position.


That's right, motherfucker.

Let me tell you something

about getting into this fraternity.

You gotta want it.

You a brave motherfucker.

Now get your brave ass out of here.



- You fail.

- Bro, bro, this ain't right, man.

Any of you got something to say?

- You can drop my line right now.

- You know what?

- This fraternity don't need none of y'all.

- Yo, z, I'm over this, man.

Man, get the f*ck out of here.

- I'm over this, man. Let's go.

- Man.

Get your bitch ass out of here.

Get back in line, boy.

Three weeks of pledging!

And this how the first day

of hell week going down?

Who, who

- lambda phi

- who, who

lambda phi - who, who

lambda phi - who, who

lambda phi

We made it through the first day

of hell week, motherfuckers!

- Hell, yeah.

- Thanks to god.

Day's not over yet, man.

Oh, yo, my hands are numb.

- I can't fuckin' believe it.

- I thought you were gonna drop line.

No, man. Ow, man!

- F*ck this.

- Come on, you can't do that.

Yo, you wanna...? You wanna pull over?

- Don't pull over. We got shit to do, man.

- Five miles back to the dorms.

You ain't learned anything today?

We underground

and anybody that jeopardize that is out.

We just can't leave him.

We? I don't know none of y'all.

I'm not doing this for you,

you or you, bro.

Man, square, yo. Pull the car over.

You fucking football head.

You guaranteed in no matter what.

- How will the bros know?

- 'Cause I'm gonna tell them.

Quitters walk alone, man.

Simple as that.

Welcome to what-a-burger.

Can I take your order?

Thirty sausage biscuits, 30 hash browns...

With egg and...

Egg and cheese on those, please.

We can't afford egg and cheese.

Thank you. Pull up to the next window.

Hey, so, y'all sure y'all just don't

wanna do 30 sausage biscuit meals?

It's cheaper.

Look, just give us the 30 sausage biscuits

and the hash browns.

Whatever, okay.

That'll be $92.40.

Hurry up, man.

Go on, hand them.

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