Taps

81
  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1981
  • Running time: 126 min
Taps is a 1981 American drama film starring George C. Scott and Timothy Hutton, with Ronny Cox, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn and Evan Handler in supporting roles. Hutton was nominated for a Golden Globe award in 1982. The film was directed by Harold Becker... read more
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Taps is a 1981 American drama film starring George C. Scott and Timothy Hutton, with Ronny Cox, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn and Evan Handler in supporting roles. Hutton was nominated for a Golden Globe award in 1982. The film was directed by Harold Becker from a screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen, James Lineberger, and Darryl Ponicsan, based on Devery Freeman's 1979 novel Father Sky. The original music score was composed by Maurice Jarre. The film follows a group of military school students who decide to take over their school in order to save it from closing. This was Cruise's second film role, following a brief appearance in Endless Love, released in 1981 just a few months before Taps.

Original Release

12/09/1981

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Cast

George C. Scott General Harlan Bache
Timothy Hutton Cadet Major Brian Moreland
Ronny Cox Colonel Kerby
Sean Penn Cadet Captain Alex Dwyer
Tom Cruise Cadet Captain David Shawn
Brendan Ward Charlie Auden
Evan Handler Edward West
John P. Navin Jr. Derek Mellott
Billy Van Zandt Bug
Giancarlo Esposito Cadet Captain J.C. Pierce
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Harold Becker

Writers

Robert Mark Kamen, Darryl Ponicsan, James Lineberger, Devery Freeman

Cast

George C. Scott General Harlan Bache
Timothy Hutton Cadet Major Brian Moreland
Ronny Cox Colonel Kerby
Sean Penn Cadet Captain Alex Dwyer
Tom Cruise Cadet Captain David Shawn
Brendan Ward Charlie Auden
Evan Handler Edward West
John P. Navin Jr. Derek Mellott
Billy Van Zandt Bug
Giancarlo Esposito Cadet Captain J.C. Pierce
Donald Kimmel Billy Harris
Timothy Wahrer Cadet Major John Cooper
Tim Riley Hulk
Jeff Rochlin Shovel
Rusty Jacobs Rusty
David Reed Townie
Earl Hindman Lieutenant Hanson
James Handy Sheriff
Wayne Tippit Master Sergeant Kevin Moreland
M. James Arnett Parent

Producers

Editors

Maury Winetrobe

1982 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
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