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DVD Features:

  • Commentary by Director Harold Becker
  • Sounding The Call To Arms: Mobilizing the 'Taps' Generation and The Bugler's Cry: The Origins Of Playing 'Taps Featurettes, Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio: English [CC], Spanish, French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dual Layer disc
  • Widescreen (Anamorphic)
  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.20
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 4.0 - English
    • Mono - Spanish, French
    • Subtitles - Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Harold Becker - Director
    • Featurette:
      1. "The Bugler's Cry: The Origins of Playing 'Taps'"
      2. "Sounding the Call to Arms: Mobilizing the TAPS Generation"
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical Teaser (2)
      2. Theatrical Trailer
      3. Work Print Trailer
      4. TV Spots (2)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Performer: , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenplay by &
Composition by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Uncut - 07/01/2004
"[It] works thanks to Becker's understated direction and three strong leading performances."

Description by OLDIES.com:

The riveting tale that took America by storm is now an unstoppable force: Taps: 25th Anniversary Edition packs an arsenal of extras including an all-new, on-camera interview with Timothy Hutton, an Audio Commentary, two Featurettes and more! From a cast including Timothy Hutton, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, and George C. Scott, this definitive edition of the jarring film delivers an emotional wallop!

When a fiercely devoted group of Military School cadets learn that their school is being sold to real estate developers, they refuse to accept defeat ... instead choosing to rise up together to protect the Academy and their honor. But the brave young soldiers soon learn that the most courageous decisions can sometimes have unexpected - and even fatal - consequences!

Product Description:

A dedicated and honor bound young cadet takes up arms to prevent his military school from being closed.

Plot Synopsis:

Upon hearing that Bunker Hill Military Academy will be demolished to make way for condominiums, the cadets barricade themselves inside. With a full arsenal of weapons, the ability to use them and a keen sense of discipline and hierarchy, the kids prove formidable foes of the local police and the parents laying siege to the Academy. But when the National Guard moves in, morale breaks down and the boys slowly start deserting the compound.


Production Notes:

  • Sean Penn's film debut.

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  • UPC: 024543267515
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