History Film / Taps

23rd Dec '17 5:57:58 AM Ohio9
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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: JC get seriously burned, the little kid Charlie,Brian and Shawn get shot.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: "Lieutenant West, requesting permission to be dismissed, sir."

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: JC get seriously burned, the little kid Charlie,Brian and Shawn get shot.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: "Lieutenant West, requesting permission to be dismissed, sir."
23rd Dec '17 5:46:02 AM Ohio9
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* AllForNothing: [[The standoff ends in bloody failure, with several deaths and the school still scheduled to be closed.]]

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* AllForNothing: [[The [[spoiler: The standoff ends in bloody failure, with several deaths and the school still scheduled to be closed.]]
23rd Dec '17 5:45:34 AM Ohio9
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* AllForNothing: [[The standoff ends in bloody failure, with several deaths and the school still scheduled to be closed.]]


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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: The film ends with several soldiers and cadets being killed and none of the demands of the cadets being met.]]
23rd Dec '17 5:36:28 AM Ohio9
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* SwissCheeseSecurity: General Bache keeps a huge arsenal in the academy, in a building that apparently all the cadets can freely access. This is particularly absurd when you consider the actual U. S. military maintains their firearms on domestic bases in highly secured armories that only certain qualified personnel have access to.
6th Jul '17 5:25:09 AM jormis29
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It was the second role of Creator/TomCruise, and his first major role after a brief appearance in ''Endless Love'', and the first non-TV movie of Creator/SeanPenn. Timothy Hutton had already burst into the acting scene by playing in ''Literature/OrdinaryPeople''.

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It was the second role of Creator/TomCruise, and his first major role after a brief appearance in ''Endless Love'', ''Film/EndlessLove'', and the first non-TV movie of Creator/SeanPenn. Timothy Hutton had already burst into the acting scene by playing in ''Literature/OrdinaryPeople''.
4th Apr '17 4:26:40 PM Doug86
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''Taps'' is a 1981 film, directed by Harold Becker and starring Timothy Hutton, Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/TomCruise and GeorgeCScott. The story revolves around young military cadets who take over their academy in order to prevent the directory from closing it. It is based on the book ''Father Sky'', by Devery Freeman.

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''Taps'' is a 1981 film, directed by Harold Becker and starring Timothy Hutton, Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/TomCruise and GeorgeCScott.Creator/GeorgeCScott. The story revolves around young military cadets who take over their academy in order to prevent the directory from closing it. It is based on the book ''Father Sky'', by Devery Freeman.
10th Feb '17 11:14:11 PM Boggs
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* AdultsAreUseless: Played for drama, as just about every adult save General Bache is either jeeringly dismissive towards the boys (the school administration) or completely disinterested in their day to day lives. (Their parents) [[TheDogBitesBack That is, until the boys seize the school by force of arms after they try to shut them down.]]
29th Apr '16 8:00:45 AM Tallens
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* BloodKnight: Shawn is the most militant of the three main characters, [[spoiler:and is the one who opens fire on the gathered National Guard just as Brian is about to surrender]].



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7th Sep '15 12:44:03 AM greybeige
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* FourStarBadass: General Bache. Played with, in that it's implied at several points that Bache's career stalled for whatever reason and his running the school is a way of reliving his GloryDays

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* FourStarBadass: General Bache. Played with, in that it's implied at several points that Bache's career stalled for whatever reason and his running the school is a way of reliving his GloryDaysGloryDays, and while he means well it's clear that his philosophy and teachings ultimately have harmful consequences.
7th Sep '15 12:42:26 AM greybeige
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* FourStarBadass: General Bache.

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* FourStarBadass: General Bache. Played with, in that it's implied at several points that Bache's career stalled for whatever reason and his running the school is a way of reliving his GloryDays



* HonorBeforeReason: Brian, oh so much.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Brian, oh so much. Deconstructed, since since Brian is informed by several people that rigidly and needlessly holding to his actions in the face of doomed circumstances for nothing but honor is a fool's errand, and ultimately it only results in people getting hurt and killed. [[spoiler: Including Brian himself.]]
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