PG | | Drama
Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.
This was only Tom Cruise's second film, appearing in it at the age of nineteen, playing Cadet Captain David Shawn. Cruise received fifth billing in the casting list.
We have a home here. We think it's something worth defending.
When taking inventory of the armory, the man counting the weapons states they are ".45 millimeter caliber 1911's". M1911 pistols are .45 caliber, meaning the bore is .45 inches in diameter, and not the metric measurement of 45 millimeters (a significantly larger measurement, to the point where they would be classed as artillery, rather than small arms). In countries which issued the M1911 (or copies), and to whom the Metric system was common, the cartridge was referred to as 11.43x23mm.
$2,787,655 (USA) (11 January 1982)
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