An announcement that the venerable Bunker Hill Military Academy, a 141 year old institute, is to be torn down and replaced with condos sets off the young cadets led by their stodgy commander. Under the command of a student cadet major, the cadets seize the campus, refuse entry of the construction crews and ultimately confront the real military. Written by
John Sacksteder <email@example.com>
This school is our home, we think it's worth defending.
Did You Know?
Prior to the production of the film, the key actors -Timothy Hutton
, Sean Penn
, Tom Cruise
and others - were required to participate in a 45-day-long period of orientation with the students of Valley Forge Military Academy. They were given uniforms, borrowed from their real life counterparts at the school and given authentic military haircuts. They slept in campus barracks and were subjected to the same rigors and hardship that all Valley Forge cadets went through. While most of the actors enjoyed and excelled at their orientation, Cruise opted to leave the training for the comforts of a nearby hotel until filming began. See more
The Cadet Major is watching the motivational movie on an electric movie projector after the power had been cut and the auxiliary generator failed to start. See more
General Harlan Bache
[Bache is talking with Moreland and the outgoing Cadet Major, on the occassion of Moreland's ascendancy to the same rank for the next class
Honor. Burglar-proof, fool-proof, weather-proof, one hundred-proof.
"Love is a Many Splendored Thing"
Music by Sammy Fain
and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Played at the dance See more