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Platoon

Platoon
  • 1987
  • US
  • 120 min
  • Directed by: Oliver Stone
  • Written by: Oliver Stone
  • Cast: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen

Vietnam veteran writer/director Stone's movie won four deserved Oscars, vividly portraying the experience of the ordinary infantryman on combat duty around the turn of 1967-8. Private Sheen is a university dropout, who finds his ideals crushed by survival instinct in the sweat, blood and fear of battle. A highly uncomfortable and well crafted experience, which remains a landmark in grimy authenticity in an over-subscribed genre.

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