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Platoon / an Orion Pictures release ; Hemdale Film Corporation presents an Arnold Kopelson production of an Oliver Stone film ; produced by Arnold Kopelson ; written and directed by Oliver Stone.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 0792863089
  • ISBN: 9780792863083
  • ISBN: 0792849019
  • ISBN: 9780792849018
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Special ed.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment ; [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1986.
"Version Française incluse"--French container.
Special features: "Tour of the Inferno" documentary [making of] featuring interviews with the director, cast and crew (53 min.); Audio commentary by Director Oliver Stone; Audio commentary by Military Supervisor Captain Dale Dye; Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); TV spots (2 min.); "Behind the Scenes" photo gallery [slide show]; Poster art [slide show].
Formatted Contents Note:
Unknown territory -- Ants -- First week in hell -- Platoon politics -- New guys on ambush -- Dead of night -- Lesson in dying -- Crusader -- Feel-good cave -- Talking trash -- Bunker complex -- "Where's Manny?" -- Doing the village -- Look the other way -- "Fire in the hole" -- Enforced cease-fire -- No faith -- Rainy blur -- Waste of men -- Elias is out there -- "He's dead?" -- Your tired your poor -- Experts on killing -- Live bait -- Rest is gravy -- "Gotta die some time" -- In the foxhole -- Overrun -- One last shot -- Survivors.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Robert Richardson ; editor, Claire Simpson ; original music, Georges Delerue ; military technical advisor, Captain Dale Dye.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tom Berenger (Sgt. Barnes), Willem Dafoe (Sgt. Elias), Charlie Sheen (Chris), 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).
Summary, etc.:
In "Platoon," a middle-class college student volunteers for the war in Vietnam because he considers it his patriotic duty. The first thing he encounters on the airport tarmac in Saigon is a cart of body bags. It's downhill from there: endless hikes, ditch-digging, heat, rain, bugs and snakebites, fear and confusion, sleeplessness, and terror when he finally sleeps. He will only gradually, unknowingly, become an adequate soldier--one who has left innocence far behind.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R.
CHV rating: 18A.
System Details Note:
DVD, Region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., Dolby Digital mono., NTSC.
Language Note:
In English (Dolby 5.1), dubbed French (Dolby 2.0), or dubbed Spanish (Dolby mono.) with optional French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Winner, 1987 Academy Awards (honoring movies released in 1986) for Best Picture (Arnold Kopelson), Best Director (Oliver Stone), Best Film Editing (Claire Simpson), Best Sound (John K. Wilkinson, Richard D. Rogers, Charles "Bud" Grenzbach, Simon Kaye)
Subject: United States. Army > Military life > Drama.
United States. Army.
Vietnam War (1961-1975.)
Tet Offensive (1968.)
Soldiers > Vietnam > Drama.
Soldiers > Conduct of life > Drama.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Drama.
Tet Offensive, 1968 > Drama.
War > Moral and ethical aspects > Drama.
War > Moral and ethical aspects > Drama.
War > Moral and ethical aspects.
Soldados > Vietnam > Teatro.
Guerra > Aspectos morales y éticos > Teatro.
Armed Forces > Military life.
Soldiers > Conduct of life.
War > Moral and ethical aspects.
Genre: War films.
Feature films.
War films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Motion pictures.
Feature films.
War films.
Feature films.
Motion pictures > United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.