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Platoon (1986)
"The first casualty of war is innocence."
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Tom Berenger Sgt. Bob Barnes
Willem Dafoe Sgt. Elias Grodin
Charlie Sheen Pvt. Chris Taylor
Forest Whitaker Big Harold
Francesco Quinn Rhah
John C. McGinley Sgt. Red O'Neill
Richard Edson Sal
Kevin Dillon Bunny
Reggie Johnson Junior Martin
Keith David King
Johnny Depp Private Gator Lerner
David Neidorf Tex
Mark Moses Lt. Wolfe
Chris Pedersen Crawford
Tony Todd Sgt. Warren
Corkey Ford Manny
Ivan Kane Tony Hoyt
Paul Sanchez Doc Gomez
J. Adam Glover Sanderson
Corey Glover Francis
Bob Orwig Pvt. Gardner
Kevin Eshelman Morehouse
Terry McIlvain Ace (as James Terry McIlvain)
Dale Dye Capt. 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 Nicholson Mechanized soldier #1 (as Nick Nickelson)
Warren McLean Mechanized soldier #2
Li Mai Thao Rape victim
Ron Barracks Medic
H. Gordon Boos Soldier with Mohawk haircut (uncredited)
Mark Ebenhoch Ebenhoch (uncredited)
Robert 'Rock' Galotti Huffmeister (uncredited)
Eric Hahn Soldier (uncredited)
Oliver Stone Alpha Company major in bunker (uncredited)
Henry Strzalkowski Bit part (uncredited)
Producer: Arnold Kopelson
Writer: Oliver Stone
Still my favorite film
Every once in a while I will watch this film again and see if maybe I have grown tired of it. Surely after "Saving Private Ryan," "Titanic," "Crimes and Misdemeanors," or "Schindler's List" I have seen a better film. Well, after every viewing there is something about Oliver Stone's masterpiece that keeps me saying that I have never seen anything better.

I am a sucker for Vietnam pictures. "Apocalypse Now" and "The Deer Hunter" also rank in my top ten of all time. Stories about Vietnam can run the entire gambit of human emotions. "Platoon" is not only a documentation of America's sordid involvement in a foreign civil war, it is also a dramatic story of human response. A life developing in the most horrible of places.

There have been films put together better. There have been films with more detailed and interesting plots. But none have ever told a more touching story of human development set in the backdrop of bloody violence and inhuman suffering.

Rating: 10 out of 10.

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User credit 1:1001 movies you must see before you die
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Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 8.2
Musician: Georges Delerue
Running time: 120 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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Last modified: 2008-02-17 17:37:38