As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor 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

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Release Information

  • December 18, 1986


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $138,530,565.00

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