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The first casualty of war is innocence: "Platoon" (1986), a film by Oliver Stone

Posted by Theia - Saturday, April 06th, 2013

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«Platoon» is an Action/Drama/War film directed and written by Oliver Stone, released in the USA on December 19 of 1986 . Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe are starring, alongside Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker, Francesco Quinn and John C. McGinley.

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In 1967, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) has dropped out of college and volunteered for combat duty in Vietnam. Assigned to Bravo Company, 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" O'Neill (John C. McGinley), with Taylor being mistakenly reprimanded by the ruthless Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes (Tom Berenger). Taylor eventually gains acceptance from a tight-knit group in his unit who socialize and use drugs in a cabin clubhouse. He finds a mentor in Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe) as well as the elder King (Keith David).

During one patrol, a soldier named Manny is found mutilated and tied to a post while two others, Sal and Sandy, are killed by a booby-trap. As tension mounts, the [...]

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