Platoon Movie Review 1986

Information and Film Reviews for Platoon the Movie

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A grunt's view of the Vietnam War is provided in all its horrific, inexplicable detail. Sheen is wooden in the lead, but both Dafoe and Berenger are resplendent as, respectively, good and bad soldiers. Strong, visceral filmmaking from fearless director Stone, who based the film on his own GI experiences. Highly acclaimed; considered by many to be the most realistic portrayal of the war on film.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 113 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Vietnam War, Buddies, Top Grossing Films of 1986, Ethics & Morals, Coming of Age, Anti-War War Movies, Military: Army, Military: Marines
Oliver Stone
Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, Francesco Quinn, Forest Whitaker, John C. McGinley, Kevin Dillon, Richard Edson, Reggie Johnson, Keith David, Johnny Depp, Dale Dye, Mark Moses, Chris Pederson, David Neidorf, Tony Todd, Ivan Kane, Paul Sanchez, Corey Glover, Oliver Stone
Robert Richardson
Oliver Stone
Georges Delerue
Arnold Kopelson, Hemdale Films


Oscars 1986: Director (Stone), Film Editing, Picture, Sound; AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1987: Director (Stone); Directors Guild 1986: Director (Stone); Golden Globes 1987: Director (Stone), Film--Drama, Support. Actor (Berenger); Ind. Spirit 1987: Cinematog., Director (Stone), Film, Screenplay.

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