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R| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) leaves his university studies to enlist in combat duty in Vietnam in 1967. Once he's on the ground in the middle of battle, his idealism fades. Infighting in his unit between Staff Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), who believes nearby villagers are harboring Viet Cong soldiers, and Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), who has a more sympathetic view of the locals, ends up pitting the soldiers against each other as well as against the enemy.

Cast: Tom Berenger , Willem Dafoe , Charlie Sheen , Forest Whitaker , Francesco Quinn , John C. McGinley , Richard Edson , Kevin Dillon

Director: Oliver Stone

Genres: War, Drama

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Orion Pictures, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Platoon (1986)

Release Date: December 19th, 1986|2 hr. min.

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  • January 10, 2014 tonyski55
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    The realism and in depth scenes of the day to day life of the men who were fighting a politically corrupted war makes it apparent leave the fighting to the Generals.

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