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Chris Taylor, a young, naive recruit in Vietnam, faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

  1. Oliver Stone

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tom Berenger

    Tom Berenger

    Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes

  2. Charlie Sheen

    Charlie Sheen

    Private First Class Chris Taylor

  3. Willem Dafoe

    Willem Dafoe

    Sergeant Elias Grodin

  4. Forest Whitaker

    Forest Whitaker

    Big Harold

  5. John C. McGinley

    John C. McGinley

    Sergeant Red O'Neill

  6. Kevin Dillon

    Kevin Dillon


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $138,530,565.00

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Release Information

  • December 18, 1986
    R, Theatrical



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A review by tricksy

By tricksy

Platoon is a must see. The film that put Stone on the map, Platoon is considered by Vietnam Vets as the most realistic. But in keeping the maxim of giving credit where credit is due, much of the success of Platoon belongs to military adviser Captain Dale Dye, who has been linked to pretty much every great war movie in the last twenty years. Much accolades to Tom Berenger as well, whose performance as Sgt. Barnes is the tour de force of his career. With a great script, great performances, and awesome cinematography, Platoon is a surefire classic.

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