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Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker
Oliver Stone (Screenplay), Oliver Stone (Director)
Release: Dec. 19th, 1986
Runtime: 2 hours
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.
Rate that Movie: Platoon
PLATOON (Oliver Stone, 1986) MoFo Rating: 7.6 (28 votes) ...
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Being rooted in Stone's own experiences as a soldier during the Vietnam War, Platoon translates that same perspective to film with considerable aplomb.
Out of all of the war movies I have ever seen (which is not many), Platoon is now my favorite.
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