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79 Ratings



Directed by Harold Becker
United States, 1981


An announcement that the venerable Bunker Hill Military Academy 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 they seize the campus, refuse entry of the construction crews and confront the military.

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Taps Directed by Harold Becker

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1982 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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  • Wortzik's rating of the film Taps

    When to fight, why to fight and the importance of knowing when it's time to back out and retreat from some things you stand for. That's what Taps is all about, that's the lesson we get. Almost like an poor cousin of Dead Poets Society both outstanding films that talk about youth idealisms amidst repressive adults, this film has an incredible cast giving brilliant performances. Very thrilling.

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