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A dedicated and honor bound young cadet takes up arms to prevent his military school from being closed.
Main Cast & Crew
Harold Becker - Director
George C. Scott
Upon hearing that Bunker Hill Military Academy will be demolished to make way for condominiums, the cadets barricade themselves inside. With a full arsenal of weapons, the ability to use them and a keen sense of discipline and hierarchy, the kids prove formidable foes of the local police and the parents laying siege to the Academy. But when the National Guard moves in, morale breaks down and the boys slowly start deserting the compound.
Sean Penn's film debut.
"[It] works thanks to Becker's understated direction and three strong leading performances." - 07/01/2004 Uncut, p.138