TAPS Movie Filming Locations

TAPS Locations

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Locations Notes

Rewind the locations where they filmed the 1981 Teen Drama movie starring George C. Scott, Tom Cruise, Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn

Ronny Cox, Brendan Ward, Evan Handler, John P. Navin Jr., Billy Van Zandt, Giancarlo Esposito, Donald Kimmel, Tim Wahrer, Tim Riley, Jeff Rochlin, Rusty Jacobs, Wayne Tippit, Jess Osuna, Earl Hindman, James Handy, Steven Ryan Update Cast

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Wanna see the real life filming location used for Bunker Hill Academy in the movie?

These scenes were actually shot at Valley Forge Military Academy, located in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Google Map

The "Main Gate" where the confrontation between the "townies" and Gen. Basche (Geo. C. Scott) takes place never exsisted. It was constructed for the movie only, and was returned to its original form of a small "single person gate" for the real superintendant to exit the Main Area, and cross the street to his house.

Many of the "interior scenes were filmed on sets constructed in the academy's former riding hall named " Clothier Hall, which no longer exists.

The Superintendant's house is really named "Crossed Sabres", -the name for the annual school yearbook. [Thanks to Mark]

Part of this movie was filmed @ Kemper Military Academy, Boonville Missouri. I attended Kemper 1969 - 1971. [Thanks to Maurice A] But, Stuart Herold kindly updated: None of it was shot at Kemper the whole movie was filmed at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne PA [Thanks to Stuart Herold]

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Locations Links

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Valley Forge Military Academy

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LX is our radical new locations feature that we've been beavering away on.. For years!

Each location will have it's own page with then/now pictures, maps, StreetView, discovery story and the most detailed explanations on how the location was used. Most importantly, the locations will have a status that shows whether they are verified correct and by whom. We are working with the actual locations managers or other crew where possible. The whole thing will be very interactive and you will, of course, be able to update everything.

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