David, Keith

SKU: 027616077042

UPC 027616077042
Release Date 2011-10-04
Studio MGM
Discs 1
Length 120
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis In PLATOON, Oliver Stone draws on his experience as an infantryman in Vietnam to convey the brutality of guerrilla warfare: the heat of the jungle, the brushes with such wildlife as snakes and leeches, and, most powerfully, the presence of the unseen enemy. Charlie Sheen stars as Chris, a raw recruit, or new meat, who serves as the film's narrator. At first he wilts under the rigorous conditions of jungle life, freezes up in a fire fight, and wonders whether he'll be able to survive. But he gradually adapts and, as time goes by, begins to see that the platoon is divided into two groups. One consists of lifers, juicers, and subintelligent whites, the other of blacks and heads. Sgt. Barnes, a combat-loving burnout (Tom Berenger), is the informal leader of the lifers, and Sgt. Elias, a free spirit (Willem Dafoe), leads the latter group. When the platoon takes some gruesome losses, an enraged Barnes kills some Vietnamese and orders the burning of their village, outraging the temporarily absent Elias. As the conflict between these two reaches its tragic climax, Chris must decide what he really values. Widely regarded as one of the finest war films ever made, PLATOON reflects not only the United States' division over Vietnam but the timeless truths of battle: terror, disorientation, exhilaration, and horrible loss.Theatrical Release: December 21, 1986 PLATOON is number 83 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies. Estimated budget: $6 million. The film has grossed more than $150 million worldwide. Oliver Stone's first choices for the roles of Barnes and Elias were James Woods and Kevin Costner, respectively. Stone received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart during his service in Vietnam. Set in 1967; Produced and released in 1986....Wrenching... - RecommendedNothing that Oliver Stone has done preparation for the singular achievement of his latest film, PLATOON....A major piece of work, as full of pasion as it is of redeeming, scary irony...Rating: B+...Intense....Very effective scenes....An impressive-looking production in all respects......This is movie-making with a zealot's fervor....[Stone] may have achieved a remarkable bridge with PLATOON. He has personalized a war for us......With incredible set pieces and gripping firefights the belie the tiny budget, PLATOON's impact has barely diminished over the years...4 stars out of 5 -- [A] phenomenon....Importantly, Stone captured something of what it felt like to fight in the war.
Cast Tom Berenger (Star)
Kevin Dillon (Star)
Richard Edson (Star)
Francesco Quinn (Star)
Forest Whitaker (Star)
Charlie Sheen (Star)
Johnny Depp (Star)
John C. McGinley (Star)
A. Kitman Ho (Producer)
Stephen Barber (Composer)
Oliver Stone (Director)
Georges Delerue (Composer)
Derek Gibson (Executive Producer)
Robert Richardson (Director of Photography)
Willem Dafoe (Star)
Oliver Stone (Screenwriter)
Keith David (Star)
Arnold Kopelson (Producer)
John Daly (Executive Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Audio commentary by director Oliver Stone Audio commentary by military advisor Dale Dye Deleted and exnteded scenes with optional commentary by Oliver Stone Flashback to Platoon: Snapshot in time: 1967 - 1968; creating the 'Nam; raw wounds: the legacy of Platoon Documentaries Dual Layer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 4.0 - English, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish Subtitles - French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Feature Film Drama,War Documentaries
Attribute Additional Footage,Audio Described Content,BluRay HD-DVD,Director Cast Commentary,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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