Platoon

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  • R
Writer/director Oliver Stone has created a personal and searing testament to the men who fought the war in Vietnam. Seen through the eyes of a college drop-out, the war is a real nightmare, a private hell of fears from outside and in, with enemies on both sides of the line. read more
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Writer/director Oliver Stone has created a personal and searing testament to the men who fought the war in Vietnam. Seen through the eyes of a college drop-out, the war is a real nightmare, a private hell of fears from outside and in, with enemies on both sides of the line. His platoon's allegiance is split between leaders Sergeant Barnes and Sergeant Elias. Barnes is a scar-faced, gung-ho fanatic bent on destroying the elusive Viet Cong and anyone who disagrees with him. Elias is a different type of soldier; he has lost faith in the war, but not in man. Friction between the two sergeants leads to a second war, as deadly as the one being waged against the enemy.

Original Release

12/19/1986

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Cast

Directors

Oliver Stone

Writers

Oliver Stone

Cast

Producers

Derek Gibson Executive Producer
John Daly Executive Producer
A. Kitman Ho Executive Producer
Arnold Kopelson Producer
A. Kitman Ho Producer
John Daly Producer

Editors

Claire Simpson

1987 Oscar Best Picture Won
1987 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1987 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1987 Oscar Best Director Won
1987 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1987 Oscar Best Cinematography Nominated
1987 Oscar Best Sound Won
1987 Oscar Best Film Editing Won
1987 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Won
1987 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Won
1987 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Won
1987 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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