Platoon

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Hemdale Film / Cinema 86 Released 1986

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Director:
Oliver Stone
Released:
1986
Rating:
R

Platoon follows a young American soldier named Chris Taylor, a rich kid who has joined the war in an effort to appreciate multi-ethnic races and give something back instead of sitting around watching from the outside like all the other rich folk. His platoon has two sergeants, Barnes and Elias, the former of whom is a hard-nosed macho man ready to tear apart anything in his path and the latter of whom is an experienced soldier who came into the war with a sense of adventure and has now come to appreciate the fine things in life, and, for that matter, life itself. Chris forms a close friendship with Elias, put to a tragic end after Barnes murders Elias in cold blood, an attempt to keep the hounds off of his back after a savage attack on an innocent little farming town in Vietnam, of which Elias is able to testify to. Chris knows Barnes shot Elias, and he tries to form an alliance with a band of other soldiers to help him take out Barnes before more people end up dead. During a savage final attack for the platoon in Vietnam, Barnes tries to murder Chris - but events don't always turn out the way you have them planned.

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