Taps

81
  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama War
  • 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

US Release

12/09/1981

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Cast

George C. Scott General Harlan Bache
Timothy Hutton Cadet Major Brian Moreland / Brian Moreland
Ronny Cox Colonel Kerby
Sean Penn Cadet Captain Alex Dwyer / Alex Dwyer
Tom Cruise Cadet Captain David Shawn / 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 / 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 / Brian Moreland
Ronny Cox Colonel Kerby
Sean Penn Cadet Captain Alex Dwyer / Alex Dwyer
Tom Cruise Cadet Captain David Shawn / 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 / 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 / Townnie
Earl Hindman Lieutenant Hanson / Lt. Hanson
James Handy Sheriff
Wayne Tippit Mst. Sgt. Kevin Moreland
M. James Arnett Parent

Producers

Editors

Maury Winetrobe

1982Golden GlobeBest Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
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