R | | Drama, War
A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Oliver Stone personally detonated the pyrotechnic explosions for shots in which the camera is moving, so the timing of the explosions would occur when he wanted.
Oh, man. Is that what I think it is?
Sergeant: All right, you cheese-dicks, welcome to the Nam. Follow me!
The characters in the movie are in the Army, but on the cover, the dog tags that make up the two "O"s in Platoon read USMC.
$241,080 (USA) (21 December 1986)
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