Platoon Leader (1988)

R 10/01/1988 (US) DramaWar 1h 37m

War is hell. This was worse...


West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, experiences the manual doesn't allow coping with all realities and gets wounded. He returns, now fully respect by men and superiors. Besides the Vietcong, the platoon wrestles with the inscrutable villagers, which the G.I.'s officially protect, but also fear as some collaborate with them, other covertly with the Cong, either way subject to bloody reprisals.

  1. Aaron Norris


  2. David L. Walker


  3. Andrew Deutsch


  4. Rick Marx


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  1. Michael Dudikoff

    Michael Dudikoff

    Lt. Jeff Knight

  2. Robert F. Lyons

    Robert F. Lyons

    Sgt. Michael McNamara

  3. Michael DeLorenzo

    Michael DeLorenzo

    Raymond Bacera

  4. Jesse Dabson

    Jesse Dabson

    Joshua Parker

  5. Rick Fitts

    Sgt. Robert Hayes

  6. Tony Pierce

    Jan Shultz

  7. Daniel Demorest


  8. Brian Libby

    Brian Libby

    Sgt. Roach

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Platoon Leader
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Original Language English

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