Overall Rank: 3182
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 65
Theatrical Release Date: 12/09/1981
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Harold Becker
Actors: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Evan Handler
Plot: Cadets at a military boarding school revolt when the school is shut down.
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mitchellyoung - wrote on 12/10/2011
Taps is a coming-of-stage story that ends in a melancholy and thought-provoking way. The premise (adultvs vs children in all-out war) requires some suspension of belief, but the themes and performances are stirring and memorable.
goodfellamike - wrote on 10/23/2008
COndescending, unlikely-handled thriller pitting adolescents in a military academy against the Army and the board of directors who decided to shut down the school; hotshot Tom Cruise overplays, George C. Scott is remarkably thankless as the tired General and Timothy Hutton proves to be to mature for his role. Only Ronny Cox adds depth as a sane commander on the other side of the gate. Final Grade: C
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