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Platoon

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Platoon

In PLATOON, Oliver Stone uses his experience as an infantryman in Vietnam to convey the immediacy of guerrilla warfare: the brutal heat of the jungle, the brushes with such wildlife as snakes and leeches, and, most powerfully, the presence of the unseen enemy. Charlie Sheen stars as Chris, a raw recruit, or "new meat," who serves as the film's narrator. At first he wilts under the rigorous conditions of jungle life, freezes up in a firefight, and wonders whether he'll be able to survive. But he gradually adapts and, as time goes by, begins to see that the platoon is divided into two groups. One consists of lifers, juicers, and subintelligent whites, the other of blacks and heads. Sgt. Barnes, a combat-loving burnout (Tom Berenger), is the informal leader of the lifers, and Sgt. Elias, a free spirit (Willem Dafoe), leads the latter group. When the platoon takes some gruesome losses while on an o.p., an enraged Barnes kills some Vietnamese who may or may not have been VC and orders the burning of their village, outraging the temporarily absent Elias. As the conflict between these two reaches its tragic denouncement, Chris must decide what he really values. Widely regarded as one of the finest war films ever made, PLATOON reflects not only the nation's division over Vietnam but it intimately conveys timeless verities of battle: terror, disorientation, exhilaration, and horrible loss.

Media Movies     DVD
Number of discs 1
Composer Oliver Stone
Released September 18, 2000
Original release date 1987
EAN/UPC 5050070003093
Label Metro Goldwyn Mayer 1000775200
Genre Drama
Dimensions 192 × 136 × 15 mm   ·   72 g
Playtime 115:00:00
Region code Region 2   (Europa)
Language French  
Subtitles Danish
Please note This movie may not be subtitled in English
Cinematographer Robert Richardson
Editor Claire Simpson
Primary Contributor Charlie Sheen
Primary Contributor Tom Berenger
Producer A. Kitman Ho
Producer Arnold Kopelson
Producer Derek Gibson
Producer John Daly
Writer Oliver Stone
Skuespiller Keith David
Skuespiller Willem Dafoe
Skuespiller Forest Whitaker
Skuespiller Charlie Sheen
Skuespiller Tom Berenger

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