Platoon
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1986
Director: Oliver Stone
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-862815
Running time: 2:00 (120 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: June 05, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#1093)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 14, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
Winner of 4 Academy Awards®* including Best Picture, and based on the first-hand experience of Oscar®-winning director Oliver Stone, Platoon is powerful, intense and starkly brutal. "Harrowingly realistic and completely convincing" (Leonard Maltin), it is "a dark, unforgettable memorial" (The Washington Post) to every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam.

Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) is a young, naive American who, upon his arrival in Vietnam, quickly discovers that he must do battle not only with the Viet Cong, but also with the gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and intense anger growing within him. While his two commanding officers (Oscar®-nominated** Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe) draw a fine line between the war they wage against the enemy and the one they fight with each other, the conflict, chaos and hatred permeate Taylor, suffocating his realities and numbing his feelings to man's highest value...life.


*1986: Picture, Director, Film Editing, Sound
**1986: Supporting Actor, Platoon
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Genres
War
Drama
Action
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Orion Pictures
 • Hemdale Film Corporation
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
French  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Spanish  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
French
Spanish
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Gallery
 • Closed Captioned
 • TV Spots
Crew
Direction
Oliver Stone....Director
Writing
Oliver Stone....Writer
Production
John Daly....Executive Producer
Derek Gibson....Executive Producer
Arnold Kopelson....Producer
Cinematography
Robert Richardson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Claire Simpson....Film Editor
Music
Georges Delerue....Composer
Sound
Simon Kaye....Production Sound Mixer
Gordon Daniel....Supervising Sound Editor
David Campling....Sound Editor
Greg Dillon....Sound Editor
James J. Klinger....Sound Editor
Tony Palk....Sound Editor
John "Doc" Wilkinson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Richard Rogers....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Charles "Bud" Grenzbach....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Gordon J. Smith....Make-up Effects
Yves De Bono....Visual Effects
Bruno Rubeo....Production Designer
Rodell Cruz....Art Director
Doris Sherman Williams....Art Director
Wynn Arenas....Costume Designer
Cast
Keith David....King
Forest Whitaker....Big Harold
Francesco Quinn....Rhah
Kevin Dillon....Bunny
John C. McGinley....Sgt. O'Neill
Reggie Johnson....Junior
Mark Moses....Lt. Wolfe
Corey Glover....Francis
Johnny Depp....Lerner
Chris Pedersen....Crawford
Bob Orwig....Gardner
Corkey Ford....Manny
David Neidorf....Tex
Tom Berenger....Sgt. Barnes
Willem Dafoe....Sgt. Elias
Charlie Sheen....Chris
Richard Edson....Sal
Tony Todd....Warren
Kevin Eshelman....Morehouse
James Terry McIlvain....Ace
J. Adam Glover....Sanderson
Ivan Kane....Tony
Paul Sanchez....Doc
Dale Dye....Captain Harris
Peter Hicks....Parker
Basile Achara....Flash
Steve Barredo....Fu Sheng
Chris Castillejo....Rodriguez
Andrew B. Clark....Tubbs
Bernardo Manalili....Village Chief
Than Rogers....Village Chief's Wife
Li Thi Van....Village Chief's Daughter
Clarisa Ortacio....Old Woman
Romy Sevilla....One-Legged Man
Mathew Westfall....Terrified Soldier
Nick Nickelson....Mechanized Soldier #1
Warren McLean....Mechanized Soldier #2
Li Mai Thao....Rape Victim
Ron Barracks....Medic
H. Gordon Boos....Soldier with Mohawk Haircut (uncredited)
Mark Ebenhoch....Pfc. Ebenhoch (uncredited)
Oliver Stone....Alpha Co. Major in Bunker (uncredited)