Platoon

Language and/or Subtitles: English
French
Spanish
Format: DVD 2000
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
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Braddock Carnegie Library - Turtle Creek Audiovisual DVD PLAT
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Audiovisual SVD-1688
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Audio Visual DVD PLA
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Audiovisual DVD PLA
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Dormont Public Library Audio Visual DVD PLAT
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Northland Public Library Audio Video Action PLATOON (DVD)
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual DVD 103 Pla
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South Fayette Township Library Audiovisual DVD PLA
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Summary
Oliver Stone's breakthrough as a director, Platoon is a brutally realistic look at a young soldier's tour of duty in Vietnam. Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) is a college student who quits school to volunteer for the Army in the late '60s. He's shipped off to Vietnam, where he serves with a culturally diverse group of fellow soldiers under two men who lead the platoon: Sgt. Barnes (Tom Berenger), whose facial scars are a mirror of the violence and corruption of his soul, and Sgt. Elias (Willem Dafoe), who maintains a Zen-like calm in the jungle and fights with both personal and moral courage even though he no longer believes in the war. After a few weeks "in country," Taylor begins to see the naïveté of his views of the war, especially after a quick search for enemy troops devolves into a round of murder and rape. Unlike Hollywood's first wave of Vietnam movies (including The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, and Coming Home), Platoon is a grunt's-eye view of the war, touching on moral issues but focusing on the men who fought the battles and suffered the wounds. In this sense, it resembles older war movies more than its Vietnam peers, as it mixes familiar elements of onscreen battle with small realistic details: bugs, jungle rot, exhaustion, C-rations, marijuana, and counting the days before you go home. This mix of traditional war movie elements with a contemporary sensibility won Platoon four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, and a reputation as one of the definitive modern war films. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Drama.
War films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Santa Monica, CA :MGM Home Entertainment Inc.,2000
Edition Widescreen version.
Contributors Sheen, Charlie.
Dafoe, Willem.
Berenger, Tom, 1949-
Kopelson, Arnold.
Stone, Oliver.
Delerue, Georges, 1925-1992.
Hemdale Film Corporation.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Participants/Performers Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Robert Richardson ; editor, Claire Simpson ; music, Georges Delerue.
Audience Rated R.
Language English
French
Spanish
In English with optional Spanish and French subtitles.
Closed captioned.
Notes DVD release of the 1986 motion picture.
Includes original theatrical trailer and booklet ([8] p. : ill ; 19 cm.) in container with information about the making of the film.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital.
Description 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 079284646X
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