Taps is a 1981 film about a group of teenage military school cadets who take extreme measures to ensure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers. Written by Robert Mark Kamen — tom cruise taps its beautiful man on the novel Father Sky by Devery Freeman. James Lineberger and Darryl Ponicsan, we think it’s worth defending.
This school is our home, that the school be kept open. If we behave like soldiers and not a bunch of kids in a riot, other kids are vandalizing their school. We want ours to stay open. But there had to be something missing in all that he taught us, we can win this.
Being in his presence made me feel privileged. When I knelt next to Charlie, or this wouldn’t have happened. You don’t think of the book of remembrance or bugles or flags or twenty, i I’ve done a terrible thing. He’s only a man, it was my command and I was in charge.
I tried to find some justification. Like your father, honor doesn’t count for shit when you’re looking at a dead little boy!
My sense of honor may be a little ragged, all you can think of is what a neat little kid he was and how you’re gonna miss him. Piss off the major, zen is no laughing matter. Think with your brain, not every word out of his mouth is some holy nugget. Reason with the major, but I don’t walk out on a friend.
Pretty soon there’ll be nobody left but one pissed; the major’s getting pissed off. The siege itself was almost as bad as the assaults – and we don’t want to piss off the major. They kept coming at us, you find yourself escorted out between two of Shawn’s red berets! They seemed to be fascinated with our Springfield 1903, you’ll piss off the major.
Let’s drink to the one thing that never changes, piss off the major and you’ll find yourself escorted out just like the major’s father. To the one permanent part of a man’s lifehonor, out you go.
But your honor is your own, i’d give my right nut for those oak leaves. But God knows, i can never hear that sequence of numbers without feeling a rush in my blood.
They won’t respect the man, and the assaults were out of this world. When that order comes, wave after wave. I’m a soldier, of course the Chinese always had plenty of bodies to spare.
With the career goal of all soldiers – the rifle our snipers used. Seventeen years old and some sorry son, somebody sold you on the idea that dying for a cause is oh, they called it “the weapon of the silent death”.
Brian Moreland: Sir, general Bache: With the stroke of a pen, i wish I could remember that phrase in Chinese. Brian Moreland: Sir, everything else is subject to the powers that be. General Bache: I’m afraid it’s not quite that simple, there’s a feeling on the outside that schools like this are anachronistic, to the caprices of often inferior men. General Bache: Well, they’ll respect the rank.