• Taps (1981)


Release Date: 1981

DVD Release Date: March 5th, 2002

PG |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

Bunker Hill Military Academy has been targeted by real estate developers for demolition. The students, outraged at the thought of their school being turned into condominiums, vow to fight back. Led by Cadet Maj. Brian Moreland (Timothy Hutton), they stage a school-wide rebellion that ends with them in charge of the campus. After winning over the headmaster (George C. Scott), Brian and his fellow cadets, Alex (Sean Penn) and David (Tom Cruise), face their toughest battle yet -- with the Army.

Cast: Timothy Hutton, George C. Scott, Ronny Cox, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Brendan Ward

Director: Harold Becker

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: Growing up, Emotional, 1980s, Rivalry, Soldier, Passionate, Intense, Underdog


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama