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Platoon 1986

From Amazon: Platoon put writer-turned-director Oliver Stone on the Hollywood map; it is still his most acclaimed and effective film, probably because it is based on Stone's firsthand experience as an American soldier in Vietnam. Chris (Charlie Sheen) is an infantryman whose loyalty is tested by two superior officers: Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), a former hippie humanist who really cares about his men (this was a few years before he played Jesus in Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ), and Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), a moody, macho soldier who may have gone over to the dark side. The personalities of the two sergeants...

Release Date:December 19th, 1986
Running Time:120 minutes
Box Office Gross: $138,530,565 (US)
$0 (World)
Directed By:
Oliver StoneOliver Stone
Written By:
Oliver StoneOliver Stone
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen
Willem DafoeWillem Dafoe
No image existsTom Berenger
No image existsFrancesco Quinn
Forest WhitakerForest Whitaker
John C. McGinleyJohn C. McGinley
No image existsKevin Dillon
No image existsRichard Edson
No image existsReggie Johnson
No image existsKeith David
Johnny DeppJohnny Depp
No image existsDale Dye
No image existsMark Moses
No image existsChris Pederson
No image existsDavid Neidorf
Tony ToddTony Todd
No image existsIvan Kane
No image existsPaul Sanchez
Oliver StoneOliver Stone
No image existsCorey Glover

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Platoon Movie Review by Derringer (1/14/2009)


Thank you, Director OLIVER STONE, For Setting The Record Straight On This Question.

So, it would seem that PLATOON is the film that finally exposes some mighty harsh realities to the viewer about The Vietnam War - Realities, such as, the...

(complete Platoon review by Derringer)

Platoon Movie Review by Chris (8/22/2008)

A gritty and emotional look at the lives of a platoon of American soldiers as they patrol, fight and die in the jungles of Vietnam as seen through the perspective of a young recruit. Two veteran sergeants clash when one of them precipitates a massacre of villagers.

Informed by director Oliver Stones own personal...

(complete Platoon review by Chris)

Platoon Movie Review by Jarrod (7/15/2007)

'Platoon' presents a very unflattering view of war, based on the personal experiences and memories of its director, Oliver Stone, who might, like so many veterans, take what he saw with him to the grave, unable to forget it and also unable to forgive himself for the things he may have done in the midst of the chaos. ...

(complete Platoon review by Jarrod)

Platoon Movie Review by Melanie (1/29/2007)

I wrote this review for my history class last semester. I love historical movies, and military is a plus. Although it follows the criteria of my class, I found it appropriate to post here. The assignment was to identify the accuracy of the movie and whether or not it was appropriate to be studied in class.

In the...

(complete Platoon review by Melanie)

Platoon Movie Review by Jesse (12/14/2006)

This film is one hell of an eye-opener. I didn't love it, but I did find it very important. Oliver Stone wrote and directed this Best Picture winner which is loosely based on his experiences in the Vietnam war. This film shows the importance of the American soldier and the effect the war has on them personally and...

(complete Platoon review by Jesse)

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