Taps

BB.5

(out of 5)


The Hardy Boys go to military school! Some of this drama is enjoyable and worth taking seriously, but most of it is silly fluff that teenage boys will thrive to and everyone else will have no trouble ignoring.  is wonderful as the head of a 160 year-old military cadet training school, an institution that is threatened by the government’s decision to raze the building and develop the land for condominium buildings.  is terrific as the ace student who decides that he’s not going to take it lying down, so he and his friends organize a revolt that has them take control of the school and block the construction crew that is coming to tear the place down. Early performances by  and a standout  are notable for nostalgia factor.


Major Studio Partners, Twentieth Century Fox

USA, 1981

Directed by

Screenplay by , , adaptation by , based on the novel Father Sky by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Golden Globe Awards 1981

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