Directed by Oliver Stone, "Platoon" is an Action/Drama/War film, released in the USA on December 19 of 1986 , starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker, Francesco Quinn and John C. McGinley.
The first casualty of war is innocence.
Who directed "Platoon":
Platoon was directed by Oliver Stone, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.
Before making Platoon, Oliver Stone had directed Salvador, released in 1986, The Hand (1981), Seizure (1974). Since, he directed Wall Street, released in 1987, Talk Radio (1988), The Doors (1991), JFK (1991), Heaven & Earth (1993), and Natural Born Killers (1994).
What was the release date of "Platoon":
Platoon was initally released in the United States on Friday, December 19, 1986. Also released on Friday, December 19, 1986 have been King Kong Lives (dir. John Guillermin), Little Shop of Horrors (dir. Frank Oz), and No Mercy (dir. Richard Pearce). This was thirty-two (32) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, April 24, 1987 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, March 25, 1987 in France; Monday, February 30, 1987 in Germany; Thursday, March 26, 1987 in Spain; Thursday, March 05, 1987 in Australia and on Wednesday, April 29, 1987 in Japan.
What is the cast of "Platoon":
At the casting of Platoon we find Tom Berenger, previously seen in Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985) and Fear City (1984); Willem Dafoe (Streets of Fire (1984), Roadhouse 66 (1984)); Charlie Sheen (The Wraith (1986), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)) [ more... ]
- Keith David and Forest Whitaker, John C. McGinley also appeared in Article 99, released in 1992.
- Charlie Sheen, Keith David and Corey Glover also worked together in Loose Women, released in 1996.
- Ivan Kane and Tom Berenger, Mark Moses also worked together in Gettysburg, released in 1993.
- Tony Todd and Forest Whitaker, Keith David also appeared in Bird, released in 1988.
What is the Storyline of "Platoon":
In 1967, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) has dropped out of college and volunteered for combat duty in Vietnam. Assigned to Bravo Company, 25th Infantry Division near the Cambodian border, he is worn down by the exhausting conditions and his enthusiasm for the war wanes. One night his unit is set upon by a group of North Vietnamese Army (NVA) soldiers, who retreat after a brief gunfight. New recruit Gardner is killed while another soldier, Tex, is maimed by friendly fire from a grenade thrown by Sergeant "Red" [...]
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