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When an exclusive military school is threatened with demolition by a rapacious real-estate company, the students, headed by Brian Moreland (Timothy Hutton), take drastic action. Utilizing every bit of military know-how at their disposal, the boys take over the school, arm themselves to the teeth, and prepare to do battle against the "invading" developers. General Bache George C. Scott, the head of the academy, tries to quell the rebellion, but soon he too is swept up by the students'
Dec 9, 1981 Wide
Mar 5, 2002
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George C. Scott
Gen. Harlan Bache
John P. Navin Jr.
Billy Van Zandt
M. James Arnett
Sgt. Kevin Moreland
This proudly apolitical drama can probably be embraced by people on either side of the ideological fence.
Twenty-five years later, Taps still has a way of resonating. A lot has changed in the world since it was released in 1981 but the ideals of honour and loyalty are two timeless themes.
It examines the danger of power without leadership, and it also reveals what can happen when your home is threatened.
An absorbing, tension-filled and intelligently-written drama...Taps has aged like fine wine.
Contrived military school drama; down with the establishment!
Great cast, terrible script, unfortunate results
Fine acting from Hutton, Scott and a baby-faced Tom Cruise in an early supporting part, make it watchable and more credible than it deserves to be.
- Brian Moreland: Sir, how can they do this?
- Gen. Harlan Bache: With the stroke of a pen.
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