Platoon

Platoon

Director: Oliver Stone Cast: Tom Berenger
Tom Berenger
, Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
, Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen
Oliver Stone
Platoon

Platoon

Director: Oliver Stone Cast: Tom Berenger
Tom Berenger
, Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
, Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen
Oliver Stone

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen)

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Overview

Oliver Stone's breakthrough as a director, Platoon is a brutally realistic look at a young soldier's tour of duty in Vietnam. Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) is a college student who quits school to volunteer for the Army in the late '60s. He's shipped off to Vietnam, where he serves with a culturally diverse group of fellow soldiers under two men who lead the platoon: Sgt. Barnes (Tom Berenger), whose facial scars are a mirror of the violence and corruption of his soul, and Sgt. Elias (Willem Dafoe), who maintains a Zen-like calm in the jungle and fights with both personal and moral courage even though he no longer believes in the war. After a few weeks "in country," Taylor begins to see the naïveté of his views of the war, especially after a quick search for enemy troops devolves into a round of murder and rape. Unlike Hollywood's first wave of Vietnam movies (including The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, and Coming Home), Platoon is a grunt's-eye view of the war, touching on moral issues but focusing on the men who fought the battles and suffered the wounds. In this sense, it resembles older war movies more than its Vietnam peers, as it mixes familiar elements of onscreen battle with small realistic details: bugs, jungle rot, exhaustion, C-rations, marijuana, and counting the days before you go home. This mix of traditional war movie elements with a contemporary sensibility won Platoon four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, and a reputation as one of the definitive modern war films.


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2011
UPC: 0027616077042
Original Release: 1986
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 17,509

Special Features

Audio commentary by director Oliver Stone; Audio commentary by military advisor Dale Dye; Deleted and exnteded scenes with optional commentary by Oliver Stone; Flashback to Platoon: Snapshot in time: 1967 - 1968; creating the 'Nam; raw wounds: the legacy of Platoon; Documentaries

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Berenger Sgt. Barnes
Willem Dafoe Sgt. Elias Grodin
Charlie Sheen Chris Taylor
Forest Whitaker Big Harold
Francesco Quinn Rhah
Kevin Dillon Bunny
Richard Edson Sal
John C. McGinley Sgt. O'Neill
Reggie Johnson Junior
Keith David King
Johnny Depp Lerner
David Neidorf Tex
Adam J. Glover Sanderson
Li Mai Thao Rape Victim
Li Thi Van Village Chief's Daughter
Nick Nicholson Mechanized Soldier
Chris Pederson Crawford
Matthew Westfall Terrified Soldier
Corkey Ford Manny
Mark Moses Lt. Wolfe
Corey Glover Francis
Bob Orwig Gardner
Tony Todd Warren
Kevin Eshelman Morehouse
James Terry McIlvain Ace
Ivan Kane Tony
Paul Sanchez Doc
Peter Hicks Parker
Basile Achara Flash
Steve Barredo Fu Sheng
Chris Castillejo Rodriguez
Andrew B. Clark Tubbs
Bernardo Manalili Village Chief
Than Rogers Village Chief's Wife
Clarisa Ortacio Old Woman
Romy Sevilla One-Legged Man
Warren McLean Mechanized Soldier #2
Ron Barracks Medic
Oliver Stone Officer in Bunker
Dale Dye Capt. Harris

Technical Credits
Oliver Stone Director,Screenwriter
Gil Arceo Stunts
Cecille Baun Makeup
Rodell Cruz Art Director
John Daly Executive Producer
Yves de Bono Special Effects
Georges Delerue Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Derek Gibson Executive Producer
Pat Golden Casting
Merle Haggard Songwriter
A. Kitman Ho Co-producer
Simon Kaye Sound Mixer
Arnold Kopelson Producer
Warren McLean Casting
Bob Morones Casting
Richard Boyle Screenwriter
Robert Richardson Cinematographer
Bruno Rubeo Production Designer
Claire Simpson Editor
Grace Slick Songwriter
Gordon J. Smith Makeup
Marvin Tarplin Songwriter
Doris Sherman Williams Art Director

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