Platoon

Platoon

DVD - 1986
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Platoon is the story of every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Chris Taylor arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and the anger growing within himself.
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, ©1986.
ISBN: 9780792846468
079284646X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
video file, Laserdisc, rda
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digital, video

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akirakato
May 15, 2017

This is a 1986 American anti-war film written and directed by Oliver Stone.
It is the first film of a trilogy of Vietnam War films directed by Stone, followed by "Born on the Fourth of July (1989)" and "Heaven & Earth (1993)."
Stone wrote the screenplay based upon his experiences as a U.S. infantryman in Vietnam, to counter the vision of the war portrayed in John Wayne's "The Green Berets."
It was the first Hollywood film to be written and directed by a veteran of the Vietnam War.
The film depicts the enemy within the comrades.
It is one of the best anti-war films I've ever watched.

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JackPurcell
Oct 13, 2015

Middling good for a Vietnam movie.

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2101kol
Jun 30, 2014

One has to admit the action sequences depicting the Vietnam War are out of date. However, I was caught in the soldiers' struggle to maintain their sanity during the war. The movie is similar in terms of quality to Born on the Fourth of July.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 02, 2012

So, it would seem that Platoon, from 1986, was the film that finally exposed some mighty harsh realities to the viewer about the Vietnam War..... Realities, such as, the condoned rape of Vietnamese women and the hatefulness of the US soldier towards his fellow comrades.... Platoon also opened the viewer's eyes to this - When it came to the recruiting of US soldiers (the ones who were actually sent to Vietnam to directly do the fighting in cut-throat battle) - The US Military showed deliberate racism and prejudice by sending to the front-line of combat men who were either black, hispanic, or of other racial minorities, and/or whites of the lower class.... On the other hand, young, American men who came from families of affluence and privilige never once had to point a gun, or face the enemy, dead on. Their parents' money and influence made sure of that..... On all counts the Vietnam War was a shameful disgrace, beyond compare. This war was a real slap in the face for the American Government, as well as for the American peoples' pride and dignity.

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DirtyHarry55
Jul 08, 2012

Excellent movie!! That is all I can say.

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MITbuzz2
Mar 31, 2012

If you liked this movie, you'd prolly like "The Rookie" starring Clint Eastwood and a very young Charlie Sheen...

BadBitchCentral_9019 Dec 01, 2011

this was a very good movie.i thought this was a Johnny Depp film but i was wrong.he is in the film but Charlie Sheen is the star.regardless you cant go wrong with either of the two.

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tj_is_cool
Aug 16, 2011

One of Sheen's better films.

aaa5756 Jun 13, 2011

A++ for Platoon

Sunnchilde Jun 12, 2011

I was working at a theater when this movie opened. First matinee the ushers were all waiting in the back for the people to leave. At the end there was this one guy who hadn't left. His hands were clinching his arm rests. I went over to him said said "Sir, are you okay?" and I'll never forget he looked over at me and in a trembling voice said "You...you should warn people before you let them see this. I was a door gunner in Vietnam. And this is exactly how it was."

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DirtyHarry55
Jul 08, 2012

Violence: It is a movie about being in the field in the Vietnam war.

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DirtyHarry55
Jul 08, 2012

Coarse Language: Lots of swearing and crude sexual references.

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DirtyHarry55
Jul 08, 2012

Sexual Content: Crude sexual humor. There is a scene where the soldiers are apparently raping a village girl, but they do not show anything.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jul 16, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jul 16, 2010

Sexual Content: Rape

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jul 16, 2010

Violence: War violence

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Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

Somebody once wrote: 'Hell is the impossibility of reason.' That's what this place feels like. Hell.

Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves. And the enemy was in us. The war is over for me now, but it will always be there, the rest of my days as I'm sure Elias will be, fighting with Barnes for what Rhah called possession of my soul. There are times since I've felt like the child born of those two fathers. But, be that as it may, those of us who did make it have an obligation to build again, to teach to others what we know, and to try with what's left of our lives to find a goodness and meaning to this life.

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DirtyHarry55
Jul 08, 2012

DirtyHarry55 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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DirtyHarry55
Jul 08, 2012

Chris Taylor, a well to do young man, volunteers to fight in Vietnam. He quickly learns that he made a mistake. The NVA and the VC are not the only enemies he will encounter; fear, exhaustion, and even his own platoon-mates become an issue.

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