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Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.

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General Harlan Bache
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Brian Moreland
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Colonel Kerby
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Alex Dwyer
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David Shawn
Brendan Ward ...
Charlie Auden
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Edward West
John P. Navin Jr. ...
Derek Mellott
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Bug
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J.C. Pierce
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Billy Harris
Tim Wahrer ...
John Cooper
Tim Riley ...
Hulk
Jeff Rochlin ...
Shovel
Rusty Jacobs ...
Rusty
Wayne Tippit ...
Mst. Sgt. Kevin Moreland
Jess Osuna ...
Dean Ferris
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Lt. Hanson
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Sheriff
Steven Ryan ...
Marshal
Jay Gregory ...
Interviewer
Karen Braga ...
Woman Announcer
Ralph Drischell ...
Stewart
Jane Cecil ...
Secretary
Thomas Medearis ...
Male Clerk
Amelia Romano ...
Mrs. Malloy
Sheila Marra ...
Lori Cable
Gary McCleery ...
Townie
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Deputy / Townie (as L. Michael Craig)
Arnie Mazer ...
Townie
Chris Hagan ...
Townie
John Taylor ...
Cadet
Lou Milione ...
Cadet
Eugene Krumenacker ...
Cadet
John McBrearty ...
Cadet
David McGinley ...
Cadet
Frank Chambers ...
Cadet
John Faucher ...
Cadet
John Newmuis ...
Cadet
Declan Weir ...
Cadet
Paul Lyons ...
Cadet
Ryan Helm ...
Cadet
Tom Hutchinson ...
Cadet
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Parent
Elizabeth Perry ...
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Parent
Jeanne Fisher ...
Parent
Robena Rogers ...
Parent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
M. James Arnett ...
Parent
John Rittenhouse ...
Townie
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Cadet in Parade (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Cadet in Parade (uncredited)
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Townie (uncredited)
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Cadet in Parade (uncredited)
Tom Leonard ...
Tank Driver (uncredited)
David Reed ...
Townie (uncredited)
John Sparano ...
Cadet (uncredited)
Ed Spinelli ...
Townie (uncredited)

Directed by

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Harold Becker

Written by

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Darryl Ponicsan ... (screenplay) and
Robert Mark Kamen ... (screenplay)
 
James Lineberger ... (adaptation)
 
Devery Freeman ... (novel "Father Sky")

Produced by

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Howard B. Jaffe ... producer
Stanley R. Jaffe ... producer

Music by

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Maurice Jarre

Cinematography by

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Owen Roizman

Film Editing by

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Maury Winetrobe

Editorial Department

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Jim Faris ... additional editor (as James Faris)
Dennis E. Lew ... first assistant editor
Michael Luciano ... additional editor
Saul Saladow ... assistant editor (as Saul R. Saladow)
Eric A. Sears ... assistant editor
Florence Williamson ... assistant editor (as Flo Williamson)

Casting By

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Shirley Rich

Art Direction by

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Stan Jolley
Alfred Sweeney

Set Decoration by

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Carl Biddiscombe ... (as Carl Biddescombe)

Makeup Department

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Frank Bianco ... hair stylist
Robert Jiras ... makeup artist (as Bob Jiras)

Production Management

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Norman A. Cook ... production manager (as Norman Cook)
Phillip M. Goldfarb ... production manager (as Phillip Goldfarb)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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M. James Arnett ... second unit director (as Jim Arnett)
William M. Elvin ... second assistant director (as Bill Elvin)
Nikita Knatz ... second unit director
Michael Looney ... second assistant director
Thomas J. Mack ... assistant director (as Tom Mack)
Charles Myers ... first assistant director: second unit

Art Department

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Russell Goble ... property master
Leon Harris ... production illustrator
Nikita Knatz ... production illustrator: second unit
Duane R. Marion ... lead man
Wayne Smith ... stand-by painter
Ken Walker ... assistant property master (as Kenny Walker)
Mickey Woods ... construction coordinator

Sound Department

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Ralph Babcock ... boom operator
Bruce Bell ... sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois ... re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Gordon Daniel ... sound editor
Greg Dillon ... sound editor
James Fritch ... sound editor (as Jim Fritch)
Bert Hallberg ... sound mixer (as Bertil Hallberg)
Arthur Jackson ... utility sound technician (as Arthur J. Jackson)
James J. Klinger ... sound editor (as Jim Klinger)
Marvin I. Kosberg ... sound editor (as Marvin Kosberg)
William L. McCaughey ... re-recording mixer
Joe Nicolo ... sound recordist
Anthony Palk ... sound editor (as Tony Palk)
Gary Shepherd ... sound editor
Howard S. Wollman ... re-recording mixer (as Howard Wollman)

Special Effects by

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James Camomile ... special effects
Fred Cramer ... special effects
Dennis Dion ... special effects
Garry Elmendorf ... special effects
Andrew 'Sandy' Overholtzer ... special effects (as Andrew Overhaltzer)
Paul Stewart ... special effects (as Paul H. Stewart)

Stunts

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M. James Arnett ... stunt coordinator (as Jim Arnett) / stunts (as Jim Arnett)
David R. Ellis ... stunts (as David Ellis)
Gary Hymes ... stunts
Francis 'Skeets' Mariano ... stunt driver
Bobby Porter ... stunts
Anthony Redd ... stunts
J.N. Roberts ... stunts
R.A. Rondell ... stunts
Reid Rondell ... stunts
John Sherrod ... stunts
Brett Smrz ... stunts
Brian Smrz ... stunts
Frank James Sparks ... stunts (as Frank Sparks)
Gary Robert ... stunts (uncredited)
Reid Rondell ... stunt double: Tom Cruise (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Morris Baxter ... fox best boy
Garrett Brown ... steadicam operator
Ted Churchill ... panaglide operator
James Glennon ... camera operator
Craig Haagensen ... first assistant camera (as Craig Hagenson)
Rob Hahn ... first assistant camera
Gary Holt ... gaffer
David Jarrell ... best boy electric
Larry Orlick ... first assistant camera: second unit
Scott Rathner ... second assistant camera
Bob Rose ... key grip (as Bobby Rose)
Tim Ryan ... dolly grip (as John 'Tim' Ryan)
George Silano ... camera operator
William H. Steiner ... camera operator: second unit
Ronald Vidor ... Steadicam operator
Zoltan Vidor ... director of photography: second unit (as Zoli Vidor)
Josh Weiner ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Jo Doster ... extras casting
Darilyn Stringer ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Barry Kellogg ... costumer
Michael J. Long ... costumer
Eddie Marks ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Robert A. Jaffe ... location coordinator

Music Department

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Philip Ayling ... musician: oboe
Hoyt Bohannon ... musician: french horn
Don Cristlieb ... musician: bassoon
Vince De Rosa ... musician: french horn
James Decker ... musician: french horn
Earl Dumler ... musician: oboe
Norman Herzburg ... musician: bassoon
Jerry MacDonald ... music editor
Arthur Maebe ... musician: french horn
Jack Marsh ... musician: bassoon
Richard Perissi ... musician: french horn
Garry Ulmer ... scoring mixer
Dale Anderson ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
John Berkman ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Larry Bunker ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
David Duke ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Dominick Fera ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Clare Fischer ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Justin Gordon ... musician: saxophone, clarinet (uncredited)
Gary Gray ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Ralph Grierson ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Todd Hemmenway ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Michael Lang ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Richard Lepore ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Abe Luboff ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Warren Luening ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Earl Madison ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Billy May ... conductor (uncredited)
Lincoln Mayorga ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Malcolm McNab ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Michael Mention ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Peter Mercurio ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Ted Nash ... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Buell Neidlinger ... musician: bass (uncredited)
John Neufeld ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Uan Rasey ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Emil Richards ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Meyer Rubin ... music contractor (uncredited)
Wilbur Schwartz ... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
David Shostac ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Eleanor Slatkin ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Julian Spear ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Chet Swiatkowsky ... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Phillip A. Teele ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Tony Terran ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Lloyd Ulyate ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Ian Underwood ... musician: synthesizer (uncredited)
Ken Watson ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Chauncey Welsch ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Don Williams ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Jerry Williams ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
John Williams ... conductor (uncredited)
Bob Zimmitti ... musician: percussion (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Aram Betkijian ... transportation captain
Julio Salazar ... production driver
Paul Sullivan ... transportation co-captain

Other crew

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Marion Billings ... publicist
William Chapman ... production coordinator (as Bill Chapman)
Sara Colleton ... assistant: Mr. Becker
Chris Silver Finigan ... Assistant accountant
Joel L. Fink ... cadet coordinator
Harry Hauss ... helicopter pilot (as Harold S. Hauss)
Andrea Jaffe ... publicist
Marie Kenney ... script supervisor
Joanne Knapp ... production secretary
Harry Litwack ... teaching coordinator
Michelle Marchetti ... production secretary
Michel Mention ... assistant: Mr. Jarre
Craig Nannos ... technical advisor: military (as J. Craig Nannos)
Kathy Rowe ... assistant: Mr. Jaffe
Art Smith Jr. ... technical advisor
Joyce Webb ... script supervisor: second unit
Dianne E. Collins ... publicist: M/S Billings Publicity Ltd. (uncredited)
Paul McKenna ... technical advisor: military (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster ... financing (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines School's out See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • The Siege at Bunker Hill: T.A.P.S (United Kingdom)
  • Die Kadetten von Bunker Hill (Germany)
  • Taps, más allá del honor (Spain)
  • Die Kadetten von Bunker Hill (West Germany)
  • Le dernier clairon (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 126 min
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Box Office

Budget $14,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,787,655, 11 Jan 1982

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Light My Fire See more »
Quotes [Firing machine gun]
David Shawn: It's beautiful, man!
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