R | | Drama, War
A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
With this movie, Oliver Stone became the first Vietnam veteran to direct a major motion picture about the Vietnam War. He was already the first Vietnam veteran to win an Oscar, for Midnight Express (1978), and became, with this film, the first Vietnam vet to win an Oscar for Best ... ...
Oh, man. Is that what I think it is?
Sergeant: All right, you cheese-dicks, welcome to the Nam. Follow me!
During the last battle, Sergeant O'Neill hides behind a dead body. As he pulls the body over him, the body's eyes are closed but when we see O'Neill peeking out, the eyes are open.
$241,080 (USA) (21 December 1986)
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