Taps-25th Anniversary Edition

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Great Movie!

by Brian on 12/1/2013

This is a classic movie, one of Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn's best and the first I can remember with Tom Cruise. Good plot, good acting, overall a classic. I'm so glad I found it on DVD.

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"The riveting tale that took America by storm is now an unstoppable force: T.A.P.S.: 25th Anniversary Edition packs an arsenal of extras including an all-new, on-camera interview with Timothy Hutton, an Audio Commentary, two Featurettes and more!

""Unequivocally thought-provoking"" (Variety) and ""spiked with beautiful performances"" (Los Angeles Times) from a cast including Timothy Hutton, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, and George C. Scott, this definitive edition of the jarring film delivers an emotional wallop!

When a fiercely devoted group of Military School cadets learn that their school is being sold to real estate developers, they refuse to accept defeat...instead choosing to rise up together to protect the Academy and their honor. But the brave young soldiers soon learn that the most courageous decisions can sometimes have unexpected and even fatal consequences!"


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202754421
UPC 024543267515
UPC 14 00024543267515
Format DVD
Release Date 8/19/2014
Rating Rating
Campus Life
Coming Of Age
Essential Cinema
Tear Jerker
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A dedicated and honor bound young cadet takes up arms to prevent his military school from being closed.
Plot Summary
Summary Upon hearing that Bunker Hill Military Academy will be demolished to make way for condominiums, the cadets barricade themselves inside. With a full arsenal of weapons, the ability to use them and a keen sense of discipline and hierarchy, the kids prove formidable foes of the local police and the parents laying siege to the Academy. But when the National Guard moves in, morale breaks down and the boys slowly start deserting the compound.
Uncut "[It] works thanks to Becker's understated direction and three strong leading performances." 07/01/2004 p.138
Harold Becker
Sean Penn
Timothy Hutton
George C. Scott
Cast & Crew
Harold Becker - Director
Maurice Jarre - Original Music By
Maury Winetrobe - Editor
Owen Roizman - Cinematographer
Robert Mark Kamen, et. al. - Writer
Ronny Cox - Actor
Sean Penn - Actor
Stanley R. Jaffe, et. al. - Producer
Timothy Hutton - Actor
Tom Cruise - Actor
"Robert Mark Kamen, et. al." - Writer
"Stanley R. Jaffe, et. al." - Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1981
Catalog ID 2236751
UPC 00024543267515
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 126 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.20:1
Nominee (1982) Golden Globe, Timothy Hutton, Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
ReviewSource JackassCritics.com
Review "See this movie if you haven't seen it before. If you did see it in years past, see it again! I watched it tonight with my son for the first time in close to 20 years and it was just as good today as it was back then...And if it doesn't hit you in the gut and make you think about ""things"" for a few minutes, you missed the entire point of the movie. Watch it again."
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "TAPS works as an uncommonly engrossing story, primarily because the performances are so well done. All of the cadet roles are well acted, not only by seasoned actors like Hutton but even by the very young kids who struggle with guns and realities much too large for them."
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, Spanish, Subtitled, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Cruise,Tom
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Barrie Maxwell, DVD Verdict ...good performances...
"Barrie Maxwell, DVD Verdict" ...good performances...

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