Plot – In the military college of Bankerhill, guys from 11 to 17 are educated under the guide of General Bache. The guys study hard and the elders receive prestigious ranks in the army, but the owners of the college decide then to sell the institution. General Bache wants to resist even after a heart attack and the cadets rebel too. During negotiations with police, a young cadet is shot to death.
All actors – George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Brendan Ward, Evan Handler, John P. Navin Jr., Billy Van Zandt, Giancarlo Esposito, Donald Kimmel, Tim Wahrershow all
“Taps” Quotes 10 quotes
“- Brian Moreland: Sir, how could they do this?
- General Harlan Bache: With the stroke of a pen, sir. Their field of honor was a desktop.”
“- Brian Moreland: Don't let friendship keep you here.
- Alex Dwyer: Don't worry.”
“We have a home here. We think it's something worth defending.”
“I saw my duty, and I did it.”
“Honor doesn't count for shit when you're looking at a dead little boy.”
“You're not a soldier! I'm a soldier, with the career goal of all soldiers: staying alive in situations where it ain't all that easy to do! You're a death-lover. Some sorry son of a bitch has got you convinced that dying for a cause is oh, so romantic. Well, that's the worst kind of all the kinds of bullshit there is!”
“It's beautiful, man!”