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Taps
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George C. Scott George C. Scott
General Harlan Bache
Timothy Hutton Timothy Hutton
Cadet Major Brian Moreland
Ronny Cox Ronny Cox
Colonel Kerby
Sean Penn Sean Penn
Cadet Captain Alex Dwyer
Tom Cruise Tom Cruise
Cadet Captain David Shawn
Brendan Ward Brendan Ward
Charlie Auden
Evan Handler Evan Handler
Edward West
John P. Navin Jr. John P. Navin Jr.
Derek Mellott


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Darryl Ponicsan Darryl Ponicsan
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Robert Mark Kamen Robert Mark Kamen
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A good movie

1 year, 2 months ago at Dec 3 9:24
Following his performance in ‘Ordinary People’ for which he won an Academy Award at only 21 years old, Timothy Hutton then played the lead character in this movie which would be also a critical success. Indeed, I thought it was a solid drama dealing with a military academy and, obviously, the most interesting aspect was too see both Sean Penn and Tom Cruise when they were very young and just s... read more
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Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.
Release date: 25 December 1981
UPC: 024543009122
Tags: Drama (4), Military (3), 1981 (3), 1980s (2), School (1), Based On Novel (1), HQ (1), 80's (1), 1980's (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year, 2 months ago

A good movie

“Following his performance in ‘Ordinary People’ for which he won an Academy Award at only 21 years old, Timothy Hutton then played the lead character in this movie which would be also a critical success. Indeed, I thought it was a solid drama dealing with a military academy and, obviously, the most interesting aspect was too see both Sean Penn and Tom Cruise when they were very young and just starting up (it was Sean Penn’s acting debut and Tom Cruise’s 2nd part). Eventually, they would both get a more impressive career than Hutton who was at the time one of the greatest hopes but he never really fulfilled these expectations. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, to be honest, it wasn’t really amazing as the plot was a little bit too pedestrian and predictable but it was still ” read more

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Watched in 2012 (612 movies items)

" Plot: Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers. Genre: Drama Director: Harold Becker Stars: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise -----} Trailer Story: 7 | Story Idea: 9 | Acting: 7 | Score: 7 | Visuals: 7 Overall: "


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"An excellent film featuring a cast of up & comers which include Tom Cruise, Timothy Hutton & Sean Penn. A group of ready for action & battle-hungry military schools cadets find out that the school responsible for their hard-noses is being shut down. Permanently. Nothing almost nothin' but the military life, they decide to take matters in their own fully-holstered hands. And to think, most kids usually can't wait to get outta school. "


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Best Films of 1981 (40 movies items)

"Cruise shows how crazy he is even at a young age. The mostly-young cast does a great job in this not-exactly-for-kids-movie about kids"


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Brat Pack Movies (17 movies items)

"They want us to be good little boys now so we can fight some war for them in the future. Some war they'll decide on. We'd rather fight our own war right now. 1981 Starring: Tom Cruise Sean Penn Timothy Hutton"



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