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Platoon is a Vietnam war based film released on December 19, 1986 and produced by Orion Pictures. The film was directed and written by Oliver Stone. Platoon was produced by Arnold Kopelson, and starred Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe.
Platoon is about a young recruit in Vietnamwho faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war. After its release the film received 9 nominations, and celebrated 18 wins and 4 Academy Awards in 1987 for BestDirector, Best Film Editing, Best Picture, and Best Sound.
The film was shot in Luzon, Philippinesin 1986. It was given an MPAA rating of Rand runs 120 minutes.