The Boston Marathon is a 26.2-mile race. But for a Marine, the last 100 yards were the toughest. Don.
Timothy Hutton leads a band of Bunker Hill Military Academy cadets determined to save their school from being torn down for a condo development. Tom Cruise and Sean Penn join Hutton in their first big movie roles and George C. Scott plays the crusty old academy commandant. Let’s just say honor and commitment don’t necessarily win the day. Cruise’s notorious maniacal laugh was definitely with him from the beginning and shows up at the film’s troubling climax. (1981)