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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' to-the-death determination when the Army is called in to rout the boys. Based on Devery Freeman's novel Father Sky, Taps features early appearances by Sean Penn (in his movie debut) and Tom Cruise as two of the cadets. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Timothy Hutton Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1981 Nominee

Cast

George C. Scott
as Gen. Harlan Bache
Timothy Hutton
as Brian Moreland
Ronny Cox
as Col. Kerby
Sean Penn
as Alex Dwyer
Tom Cruise
as David Shawn
Brendan Ward
as Charlie Auden
Evan Handler
as Edward West
Billy Van Zandt
as Bug
Arnold Mazer
Shirley Rich
Amelia Romano
as Mrs. Malloy
Lou Milione
Giancarlo Esposito
as J.C. Pierce
Tim Wahrer
as John Cooper
Jeff Rochlin
as Shovel
Rusty Jacobs
as Rusty
Earl Hindman
as Lieutenant Hanson
James Handy
as Sheriff
Jane Cecil
as Secretary
Gary McCleery
as Townie
John McBrearty
as Cadet
Tom Klunis
as Parent
Brenda Currin
as Parent
Jess Osuna
as Dean Ferris
Wayne Tippet
as Sgt. Kevin Moreland
Gary McCleery
as Townie
Wayne Tippet
as Sgt. Kevin Moreland
Amelia Romano
as Mrs. Malloy
John McBrearty
as Cadet
James Handy
as Sheriff
Jess Osuna
as Dean Ferris
Rusty Jacobs
as Rusty
Earl Hindman
as Lieutenant Hanson
Tim Wahrer
as John Cooper
Giancarlo Esposito
as J.C. Pierce
Brenda Currin
as Parent
Tom Klunis
as Parent
Jeff Rochlin
as Shovel
Jane Cecil
as Secretary

Crew

Harold Becker
Director
Stanley Jaffe
Producer
Gordon Greisman
Screenwriter
Darryl Ponicsan
Screenwriter
Robert Mark Kamen
Screenwriter
Devery Freeman
Book Author
Owen Roizman
Cinematographer
Maurice Jarre
Composer (Music Score)
Maury Winetrobe
Editor
Phillip Goldfarb
Production Designer
Stan Jolley
Art Director
Alfred Sweeney
Art Director
Tom Mack
First Assistant Director
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