1981 PG 2h 6m DVD


1981 PG 2h 6m DVD
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Student cadet Brian Moreland leads his fellow military classmates in an armed revolt to prevent authorities from turning their school into condominiums. But the young men soon discover that playing soldier has serious consequences.
George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Brendan Ward, Evan Handler, John P. Navin Jr., Billy Van Zandt, Giancarlo Esposito
Harold Becker
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital Mono
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that several of the main characters are killed in this film, mostly by shooting. One character catches on fire. The students of Bunker Hill Academy get into a fistfight with local kids who gay-bait them, calling them "queers," "fag," and "faggot." The film's graphic violence may be too much for sensitive or younger viewers. Brian's father hits him. Brian leads his peers into a siege and battle with adults, doing what he thinks is right, but with fatal consequences.

Sexual Content

Some brief hand-holding at a dance, but that's it.


Some blood, a few fist fights, and several firefights.


Lots of swearing (including "s--t" and "ass"), as well as gay-baiting slurs.

Social Behavior

Brian follows his conscience, but his actions lead to his friends' deaths.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

General Bache shares a drink with his underage proteges and talks about smoking cigars despite his doctor's warnings.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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