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Platoon

(DVD - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Uniform Title: Platoon (Motion picture)
Title: Platoon
[videorecording]
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment Inc., c2000.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Includes original theatrical trailer and booklet ([8] p. : ill ; 19 cm.) in container with information about the making of the film.
Videodisc release of the 1986 motion picture by Hemdale Film Corporation.
Summary: 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.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Award for Best picture of 1986.
Local Note: 15 35 53 60 76 80 102 109 118 133 143 159 160 172 173 193 210 226 228 243 245
Statement of Responsibility: Hemdale Film Corporation ; produced by Arnold Kopelson ; written and directed by Oliver Stone
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Richardson ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, George Delerue.
Performers: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen.
System Details: DVD, Dolby.
Other Language: In English with optional Spanish and French subtitles.
Closed captioned.
Subject Headings: Video recordings for the hearing impaired 2000. Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Drama.
Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs-2000.
Feature films-2000.
War films.
Topical Term: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Publisher No: 100840
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Jun 30, 2014
  • 2101kol rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

One has to admit the action sequences depicting the Vietnam War are out of date.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.

Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent movie!! That is all I can say.

Oct 02, 2012
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

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

Dec 01, 2011
  • BadBitchCentral_9019 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Aug 16, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

One of Sheen's better films.

Jun 13, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A++ for Platoon

Jun 12, 2011
  • Sunnchilde rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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."

Oct 20, 2010
  • SpaceMonkeyMafia rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

best war movie.

Sep 10, 2010
  • fengsuliang rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very moving and provocative film.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Lots of swearing and crude sexual references.

Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Dec 17, 2012
  • DirtyHarry55 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 16, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 16, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: War violence

Jul 16, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Rape

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Sep 10, 2010
  • fengsuliang rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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