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Most of the battle names mentioned during the film are well-known. Two lesser-known ones are from the Vietnam War. The first, Pleiku, is a town in the central highland region of Vietnam, the site of a U.S. base during the Vietnam War. It was the scene of a major Viet Cong attack in early 1965. The second, Plei Me, was a camp, forty kilometers south of Pleiku city, attacked and besieged in October 1965 by the 33rd Regiment of the North Vietnamese Army. See more »
When the cadets are watching M*A*S*H in the lounge, the opening sequence is on the screen, but the music is the closing music. 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.
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A story often overlooked for less-than-stellar acting and direction, Taps brings into question if classical military leadership and the traditional honor of fighting men has a place in the modern age.
Providing a springboard for young actors into future careers, the film showcases a number of actors ranging in ages from pre-teen to late teens with varying results. Some perform predictably while others really shine (particularly Brendan Ward as Charlie Auden).
The film holds up well after 30 years, feeling more like a story SET in the early 80's rather than being burdened by its age. Cinematography is dramatic, though not always dynamic, and makes GREAT use of the borrowed setting of actual Valley Forge academy.
The story is paced well, though some may feel it to be kind of slow. This is NOT an action movie, and is far from a traditional military movie either. Those who are looking for something along the lines of We Were Soldiers or even the first half of Full Metal Jacket will be very disappointed. Those with a more open mind for classical story-telling will find a surprisingly detailed portrayal of life in a military academy and a deeper story than may be seen on the surface.
Atypical for the theme and maybe not for everyone, but definitely worth a shot.
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