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Platoon Movie

80's Movie Facts for Platoon

Summary

An intense 80s movie about war that follows the loves of American soldiers in Vietnam.

Platoon DVD

Plot

Private Chris Taylor (played by Charlie Sheen) volunteers to serve overseas in the Army, where he goes for battle in Vietnam in the movie Platoon.

As he and his troop wage war on Vietnam soldiers, Taylor learns that his command Sgt Bob Barnes (played by Tom Berenger) may be one of his enemies in Platoon.

Cast

SSgt. Bob Barnes - Tom Berenger
Sgt. Elias Grodin - Willem Dafoe
Pvt. Chris Taylor - Charlie Sheen
Big Harold - Forest Whitaker
Rhah - Francesco Quinn
Sgt. Red O'Neill - John C McGinley
Sal - Richard Edson
Bunny - Kevin Dillon
Junior Martin - Reggie Johnson
King - Keith David
Private Gator Lerner - Johnny Depp
Tex - David Neidorf
Lt. Wolfe - Mark Moses
Crawford - Chris Pedersen
Sgt. Warren - Tony Todd

Trivia

Actor Keanu Reeves was offered the role of Chris Taylor in Platoon, but he turned it down.

To prepare them for their roles, all of actors in Platoon had to endure a 14 day boot camp in the Philippines where they lived the full life of military men even right down to getting the military haircuts.

Academy Awards:

Tom Berenger won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Sgt. Barnes in Platoon.

Willem Dafoe won for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for the role of Sgt. Elias in Platoon.

Oliver Stone won for Best Director for Platoon.

Arnold Kopelson, Producer won for Best Picture for Platoon.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Platoon was released to theatres on 12/19/1986 by Orion, and grossed $137,963,328 at the box office in the US.


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