1986   UK, USA Platoon
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Director:Oliver Stone
Studio:Hemdale Film
Writer:Oliver Stone
IMDb Rating:8.2 (132,601 votes)
Awards:Won 4 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 9 nominations
Genre:Action, Drama, War
Duration:120 min
Languages:English
IMDb:0091763
Amazon:B0002ZSKMS
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Oliver Stone  ...  (Director)
Oliver Stone  ...  (Writer)
 
Keith David  ...  King
Forest Whitaker  ...  Big Harold
Francesco Quinn  ...  Rhah
Kevin Dillon  ...  Bunny
John C. McGinley  ...  Sgt. O'Neill
Reggie Johnson  ...  Junior
Mark Moses  ...  Lt. Wolfe
Corey Glover  ...  Francis
Johnny Depp  ...  Lerner
Chris Pedersen  ...  Crawford
Bob Orwig  ...  Gardner
Corkey Ford  ...  Manny
David Neidorf  ...  Tex
Tom Berenger  ...  Sgt. Barnes
Willem Dafoe  ...  Sgt. Elias
Robert Richardson  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: The first casualty of war is innocence.

Summary: Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives up college and volunteers for combat in Vietnam. Upon arrival, he quickly discovers that his presence is quite nonessential, and is considered insignificant to the other soldiers, as he has not fought for as long as the rest of them and felt the effects of combat. Chris has two commanding officers, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn between the two officers and a number of men in the platoon when an illegal killing occurs during a village raid. As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for survival, he soon realizes he is fighting two battles, the conflict with the enemy and the conflict between the men within his platoon.


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