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The Resource Platoon., an Orion Pictures release ; Hemdale Film Corporation presents an Arnold Kopelson production of an Oliver Stone film ; produced by Arnold Kopelson ; written and directed by Oliver Stone

Platoon., an Orion Pictures release ; Hemdale Film Corporation presents an Arnold Kopelson production of an Oliver Stone film ; produced by Arnold Kopelson ; written and directed by Oliver Stone

Label
Platoon.
Title
Platoon.
Statement of responsibility
an Orion Pictures release ; Hemdale Film Corporation presents an Arnold Kopelson production of an Oliver Stone film ; produced by Arnold Kopelson ; written and directed by Oliver Stone
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In "Platoon, " a middle-class college student volunteers for the war in Vietnam because he considers it his patriotic duty. The first thing he encounters on the airport tarmac in Saigon is a cart of body bags. It's downhill from there: endless hikes, ditch-digging, heat, rain, bugs and snakebites, fear and confusion, sleeplessness, and terror when he finally sleeps. He will only gradually, unknowingly, become an adequate soldier--one who has left innocence far behind
Awards note
Winner, 1987 Academy Awards for Best Picture (Arnold Kopelson), Best Director (Oliver Stone), Best Film Editing (Claire Simpson), Best Sound (John Wilkinson, Richard D. Rogers, Charles Grenzbach, Simon Kaye).
Cataloging source
IHI
Characteristic
videorecording
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Platoon (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Robert Richardson ; film editor, Claire Simpson ; original music by Georges Delerue ; military technical advisor, Captain Dale Dye
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R
Language note
In English, French, or Spanish with optional French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Tom Berenger (Sgt. Barnes), Willem Dafoe (Sgt. Elias), Charlie Sheen (Chris), Keith David (King), Forest Whitaker (Big Harold), Francesco Quinn (Rhah), Kevin Dillon (Bunny), John C. McGinley (Sgt. O'Neill), Reggie Johnson (Junior), Mark Moses (Lt. Wolfe), Corey Glover (Francis), Johnny Depp (Lerner), Chris Pedersen (Crawford), Bob Orwig (Gardner). Corkey Ford (Manny), David Neidorf (Tex)
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1949-
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  • Kopelson, Arnold
  • Stone, Oliver
  • Berenger, Tom
  • Dafoe, Willem
  • Sheen, Charlie
  • David, Keith
  • Whitaker, Forest
  • Dillon, Kevin
  • McGinley, John C
  • Depp, Johnny
  • Orion Pictures
  • Hemdale Film Corporation
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
120
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  • Soldiers
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • War
Technique
live action
Label
Platoon., an Orion Pictures release ; Hemdale Film Corporation presents an Arnold Kopelson production of an Oliver Stone film ; produced by Arnold Kopelson ; written and directed by Oliver Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1986
  • Special features: Audio commentary with Oliver Stone; Audio commentary with Captain Dale Dye; "Tour of the Inferno" documentary [making of] (53 min.); Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); TV spots (2 min.); "Behind the Scenes" photo gallery [slide show]; Poster art [slide show]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unknown territory -- Ants -- First week in hell -- Platoon politics -- New guys on ambush -- Dead of night -- Lesson in dying -- Crusader -- Feel-good cave -- Talking trash -- Bunker complex -- "Where's Manny?" -- Doing the village -- Look the other way -- "Fire in the hole" -- Enforced cease-fire -- No faith -- Rainy blur -- Waste of men -- Elias is out there -- "He's dead?" -- Your tired your poor -- Experts on killing -- Live bait -- Rest is gravy -- "Gotta die some time" -- In the foxhole -- Overrun -- One last shot -- Survivors
Control code
1155521
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616862815
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1155521
  • (OCoLC)166244238
System details
DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo, widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Platoon., an Orion Pictures release ; Hemdale Film Corporation presents an Arnold Kopelson production of an Oliver Stone film ; produced by Arnold Kopelson ; written and directed by Oliver Stone
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1986
  • Special features: Audio commentary with Oliver Stone; Audio commentary with Captain Dale Dye; "Tour of the Inferno" documentary [making of] (53 min.); Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); TV spots (2 min.); "Behind the Scenes" photo gallery [slide show]; Poster art [slide show]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unknown territory -- Ants -- First week in hell -- Platoon politics -- New guys on ambush -- Dead of night -- Lesson in dying -- Crusader -- Feel-good cave -- Talking trash -- Bunker complex -- "Where's Manny?" -- Doing the village -- Look the other way -- "Fire in the hole" -- Enforced cease-fire -- No faith -- Rainy blur -- Waste of men -- Elias is out there -- "He's dead?" -- Your tired your poor -- Experts on killing -- Live bait -- Rest is gravy -- "Gotta die some time" -- In the foxhole -- Overrun -- One last shot -- Survivors
Control code
1155521
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616862815
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1155521
  • (OCoLC)166244238
System details
DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo, widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1
Video recording format
DVD

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