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Platoon

Winner of Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, this harrowing drama chronicles Vietnam frontline combat as seen through the eyes of young grunt Charlie Sheen (and drawn from the real-life experiences of creator Oliver Stone). Fine support from Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe as the unit's bitterly competitive topkicks; with Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker.

Year: 1986
Genre: War and Anti-War Films, Academy Award - Best Picture, Best of the 1980s, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Golden Globe - Drama
Country: USA, UK
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker
Duration: 114 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence.
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Location in store: War

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