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Platoon (1986)

R 120 min - Drama, War, Action - 18 December 1986
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The film probes the psyche of the young soldiers who fought in Vietnam. Their camaraderie, their struggle for survival amid terrifying violence and madness of combat. Dealing with the day-to-day existence of an infantry rifle platoon of thirty guys from all walks of life, PLATOON examines the fight between good and evil in the outfit and what it was really like to be a foot soldier (grunt) in Vietnam.

Director:  Oliver Stone
Stars:  Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker, John C. McGinley, Kevin Dillon, Johnny Depp, Francesco Quinn, Richard Edson, Keith David, Mark Moses, Chris Pedersen, Oliver Stone, Corkey Ford, Corey Glover, Bob Orwig, David Neidorf, Tony Todd, Kevin Eshelman, James Terry McIlvain, Ivan Kane, Paul Sanchez, Dale Dye, Nick Nicholson, Warren McLean, H. Gordon Boos, Brad Cassini, Robert 'Rock' Galotti, Eric Hahn, Henry Strzalkowski, Reggie Johnson

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Storyline

The film probes the psyche of the young soldiers who fought in Vietnam. Their camaraderie, their struggle for survival amid terrifying violence and madness of combat. Dealing with the day-to-day existence of an infantry rifle platoon of thirty guys from all walks of life, PLATOON examines the fight between good and evil in the outfit and what it was really like to be a foot soldier (grunt) in Vietnam.



Tagline: The first casualty of war is innocence.

Genres: Drama, War, Action

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Country:   United Kingdom,   United States of America
Language:  English, Tiếng Việt
Release Date:  18 December 1986

Box Office

Budget:  $6,000,000
Revenue:  $138,530,565

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Orion Pictures, Hemdale Film Corporation

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 00 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Tom Berenger {“Sgt. Barnes”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Willem Dafoe {“Sgt. Elias”}
CINEMATOGRAPHY — Robert Richardson
DIRECTING — Oliver Stone  – WON
FILM EDITING — Claire Simpson – WON
BEST PICTURE — Arnold Kopelson, Producer – WON
SOUND — John K. Wilkinson, Richard Rogers, Charles ‘Bud’ Grenzbach, Simon Kaye – WON
WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) — Oliver Stone


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