• R
  • 1986
  • 120 min
  • UK, USA
  • drama, war

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Director: Oliver Stone

Screenwriter: Oliver Stone

Stars: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

Won 1987 Golden Globes Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama

Informed by director Oliver Stone's personal experiences in Vietnam, Platoon forgoes easy sermonizing in favor of a harrowing, ground-level view of war, bolstered by no-holds-barred performances from Charlie Sheen and Willem Dafoe.


  • Oliver Stone
    Oliver Stone

    William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director and screenwriter. Stone became known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as an American infantry soldier. His work frequently focuses on contemporary political and cultural issues, often controversially. He has received...

Main Cast


Producer: Arnold Kopelson, A. Kitman Ho

Editor: Claire Simpson

Casting: Pat Golden, Warren McLean, Bob Morones,

Director Of Photography: Robert Richardson

Original Music Composer: Georges Delerue

Executive Producer: Derek Gibson, John Daly

Production Design: Bruno Rubeo


Tagline: The first casualty of war is innocence.

Genres: drama, war

Certificate: R

Categories: vietnam war, war violence, suicide attack, jungle warfare, soldier, machismo, tropics, battle, guerilla warfare, drug use, ak 47, bombardment, marijuana, horrors of war


Year: 1986

Runtime: 120 min

Country: UK, USA

Language: English, Vietnamese

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo