"Platoon" (1986)

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Platoon (1986)

Hemdale Film Corporation

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

"Platoon" is a 1986 American anti-war film written and directed by Oliver Stone, starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, and Charlie Sheen. It is the first film of a trilogy of Vietnam War films directed by Stone, followed by Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Heaven & Earth (1993). Stone wrote the screenplay based upon his experiences as a U.S. infantryman in Vietnam, to counter the vision of the war portrayed in John Wayne's "The Green Berets". Platoon was the first Hollywood film to be written and directed by a veteran of the Vietnam War.

In 1998, the American Film Institute placed Platoon at #83 in their "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies" poll.

Genre': Drama, War
Release date: December 19, 1986

Director: Oliver Stone

Produced by: Arnold Kopelson
Screenplay by: Oliver Stone
Based on: Oliver Stone's personal experiences during the Viet Nam War
Music by: Georges Delerue
Cinematography: Robert Richardson
Edited by: Claire Simpson

Cast: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Keith David, Kevin Dillon, John C. McGinley, Reggie Johnson, Mark Moses, Corey Glover, Johnny Depp

Distributed by: Orion Pictures


Academy Awards (1987 / 59th):
  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Sound
  • Best Film Editing
Golden Globe Awards (1987)
  • Best Motion Picture - Drama
  • Best Director - Motion Picture
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
BAFTA Film Awards (1987)
  • Best Direction
  • Best Editing
Overall: 23 wins and 14 nominations

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* © 1986 MGM

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Charlie Sheen | "Platoon" (1986)
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