Saturday, September 26, 2009


Written and directed by Oliver Stone

Tom Berenger
Willem Dafoe
Charlie Sheen

Premiere date: December 19, 1986

Chris Taylor is an idealistic new recruit who quickly comes to realize the savage brutality of war. As he struggles to adapt to he rules of the jungle, he witnesses his platoon divide into two opposing factions. Led by Sgt. Barnes, a combat-loving sadist, the soldiers massacre a Vietnamese village while on patrol. When Sgt. Grodin, a kind-hearted free spirit, confronts him, the two set out on a path of mutual destruction, taking the entire platoon with them. Fear, chaos, and the heart-pounding fight for survival ensues as the men are faced not only with an unforgiving enemy, but also with their own deadly cruelty.

8 Academy Award Nominations, 4 Wins
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Supporting Actor - Tom Berenger
Best Supporting Actor - Willem Dafoe
Best Original Screenplay
Best Film Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Sound


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