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Taps / Twentieth Century Fox presents a Stanley Jaffe production ; a Harold Becker film ; produced by Stanley R. Jaffe and Howard B. Jaffe ; screenplay by Darryl Ponicsan and Robert Mark Kamen ; adaptation by James Lineberger ; directed by Harold Becker.

Jaffe, Stanley R. (Added Author). Becker, Harold. (Added Author). Jaffe, Howard B. (Added Author). Ponicsan, Darryl. (Added Author). Kamen, Robert Mark. (Added Author). Lineberger, James. (Added Author). Scott, George C., 1927-1999 (Added Author). Hutton, Timothy, 1960- (Added Author). Cox, Ronny. (Added Author). Cruise, Tom, 1962- (Added Author). Penn, Sean, 1960- (Added Author). Jarre, Maurice. (Added Author). Freeman, Devery, 1913-2005 (Added Author). Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. (Added Author). Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc. (Added Author). George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn. (Cast).

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Twenty-fifth anniversary special edition.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
From the novel "Father sky" by Devery Freeman.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
Special features: Commentary by director Harold Becker; "Sounding the call to arms: mobilizing the 'Taps' generation" featurette; "The bugler's cry: the origins of playing 'Taps'" featurette; TV spots; All-new on-camera interview with Timothy Hutton.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Owen Roizman ; music, Maurice Jarre.
Participant or Performer Note:
George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn.
Summary, etc.:
"When a fiercely devoted group of military school cadets learns 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!"--Container.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 4.0 surround, Dolby Digital mono., dual layer, NTSC.
Language Note:
English dialogue, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Military education > Drama.
Military cadets > Drama.
Real estate developers > Drama.
Closed captioning.
Genre: Video recordings.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Topic Heading: 14 Unit.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Albany Carnegie.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albany Carnegie Public Library DVD TAP PG (Text) 35615010060220 New Items DVD Available -

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