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Platoon 1986 Subtitles

A naive young soldier must choose between his two platoon leaders and confront his fears in the terror of Vietnam.

Starring:
Tom Berenger, Keith David
Runtime:
1 hour, 59 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Military & War, Drama, Action & Adventure
Director Oliver Stone
Starring Tom Berenger, Keith David
Supporting actors Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker, Francesco Quinn, Kevin Dillon, John C. McGinley, Reggie Johnson, Mark Moses, Corey Glover, Johnny Depp, Chris Pedersen, Bob Orwig, Corkey Ford, David Neidorf, Charlie Sheen, Richard Edson, Tony Todd, Kevin Eshelman, James Terry McIlvain
Studio MGM
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Platoon is a superlative masterpiece, written and directed by Oliver Stone. From its striking visuals to its perfectly chosen score, you will find it hard to take your eyes away from the screen untill the last frame. With majestic performences from Charlie Sheen, William Dafoe and Tom Berenger, it ranks as one of the most powerful and brutally realistic films ever made. The battle sequences are exquisitly choreographed, but to me, it was the narration from Charlie Sheen, combined with the use of 'Adagio For Strings' by Samuel Barber that captured the unique atmosphere of Vietnam. A line of note - "The war is over for me now, but it will always be there, the rest of my days. As I'm sure Elias will be, fighting with Barnes for what Roch called, posession of my soul. There are times since, that I've felt like the child, born of those two fathers." Buy this film. You will not be dissappointed.
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the film remains one of the best 'Vietnam' movies ever.
'Oliver Stone' is one of the most accomplished director's with movies
like 'J.F.K' 'WALL STREET' 'ALEXANDER' along with 'PLATOON' and
many other notable movies under his belt.
the movie follows a small platoon of U.S soldiers fighting to stay alive
in the theatre of war that was 'Vietnam'
fighting any enemy that are relentless and often seemingly invisible.
tensions build up within the ranks as those in charge do not agree with
each others tactics or methods.
a brutal account of the realities of the war that could not be won.
great cast......maybe not the best transfer to Blu-ray, however sharper
than the DVD version.
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PLATOON is a shattering experience. Writer-director Stone, a Vietnam veteran, used his first-hand knowledge to create one of the most realistic war films ever made, one whose success lies in the mass of detail Stone brings to the screen, bombarding the senses with vivid sights and sounds that have the feel of actual experience. Stone captures the heat, the dampness, the bugs, the jungle rot, and, most important, the confusion and fear experienced by the average soldier.

The men in PLATOON do perform heroic acts on occasion, but the heroism isn't motivated by love of country or idealism--it is motivated by pure terror, by desperation, by a desire to end the madness one way or another. Never before in a war film has stark terror among soldiers been such a tangible, motivating force.

There is nothing appealing in Stone's war; it doesn't have a "recruitment flavour." However, while PLATOON has no equal when it comes to capturing the reality of the combat experience, with incredible production values and superb acting all round.

On an incredibly low budget of $6.5 million, Stone brought his cast and crew to the Philippines and shot PLATOON in a swift 54 days. To everyone's surprise, the film was a massive hit with the critics and the public, not to be missed.
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By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Nov. 2006
Format: DVD
This is probably one of the best Vietnam movies out there. It has a moving soundtrack, great cinematography and you find yourself engrossed and involved when watching the development of one naive recruit as he becomes hardened by the war and his experiences. You also see him profoundly changed in his outlook, that you too will share, as the film closes. A brilliant film, that should be watched by all.

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Speaking as a (very) old soldier, I have switched off more war films in exasperation than I care to remember. This however is the best. I ought to qualify that as I know little about tank warfare in the steppes of central Russia but when it comes to jungle warfare then this is the most realistic film you will ever see - long periods of boredom interspersed with short periods of absolute terror and mayhem. Forget about stereotypical rubbish like Full Metal Jacket - this is the real thing.
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Platoon has become a Vietnam War classic film. With a tramendus cast and a successful director like Oliver Stone, the film deals with the cruelty of the war, exploring at the same time the difficulties at the relationships between the sholdiers. All these with a fantastic music score and a fabulus photography make this film one of the best of its kind. An absolute buy for the collector and not only.
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Probably the best Vietnam war film ever made. Oliver Stone directed the film and i believe he actually served in Vietnam originally.

The cast is excellent, including Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Defoe which adds quality to the film.

I enjoyed the fact that Stone didn't glorify the war and highlighted the more seedy side of American soldiering with drugs and the sheer stress of fighting in hellish conditions, thousands of miles from home.

Great action scenes. Really recommend this one.
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I think this film is the most accurate portrayal of a platoon's experience in Vietnam around. There's not some Hollywood star with the rank of a colonel leading a platoon as I've seen in some films - just an inexperienced (2nd) lieutenant undermined by a more experienced NCO (Staff Sgt Barnes, played by Tom Berenger). Even the little details are there - such as Sgt Elias (played by Willem Dafoe) wearing a Cav patch on his right sleeve and making references to Ia Drang (I've obviously watched this too many times).

I'm not sure if all the events portrayed happened to Oliver Stone as there are similar events in the book "Nam" by Mark Baker and the famous death scene on the cover is very similar to one in the book "Platoon Leader" by James R. McDonough, both of which pre-date this film.

The film is an achievement and it's worth getting a version with the extras. The commentaries are interesting, especially Dale Dye's, who was the military adviser on the film and also fought in the Marines in Vietnam - and is featured briefly in the book "Dispatches" by Michael Herr.

The best extra is the "making of" called "Return to the Inferno" (I think) which features a lot of the cast, Oliver Stone and Dale Dye describing the experience of making the film. Highly recommended - when is it out on blu-ray?
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