Platoon


2h 1986

Brief Synopsis

A rookie soldier, Charlie Sheen, struggles under the unbearable conditions of a horrible war: bugs, drugs, death, jungle rot, and hopelessness. But as he observes the differing style and attitudes of two of his commanders, a violent Sergeant played by Tom Berenger and a more Zen-like William Dafeo, he comes to see the deeper conflict within the war: one of conscience.

Film Details

Also Known As
Plutonen
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Drama
Period
War
Release Date
1986
Production Company
Bob Jellen; Venancio Goltiano
Distribution Company
Orion Pictures
Location
Philippines

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A rookie soldier struggles under the unbearable conditions of a horrible war: bugs, drugs, death, jungle rot, and hopelessness. But as he observes the differing style and attitudes of two of his commanders - one violent and one Zen-like - he comes to see the deeper conflict within the war: one of conscience.

Crew

Frans J Afman

Other

Joe Alonsabe

Auditor

Mike Ambrocio

Wardrobe Assistant

Linda Angeles

Other

Mel Araojo

Camera

Gil Arceo

Stunt Coordinator

Wynn Arenas

Wardrobe Supervisor

Rene Balicas

Dolly Grip

Rufo Balicas

Dolly Grip

Samuel Barber

Music

Cecille Baun

Prosthetics

Cecille Baun

Makeup Assistant

Francisco Belangue

Construction Manager

Romula Bernales

Property Master Assistant

Andy Birmingham

Production Accountant

H Gordon Boos

Assistant Director

David Brenner

Assistant Editor

Bobby Buensalida

Craft Service

Alex Cabodil

Stunts

David Campling

Sound Editor

Ben Canalita

Transportation

Rudy Candaza

Special Effects Assistant

Budd Carr

Music Supervisor

Maria Cecina

Tailor

Victor Cecogo

Other

Kathryn Clayton

Assistant

Joe Constantino

Production Manager

Rodel Curz

Art Director

John Daly

Executive Producer

Gordon Daniel

Sound Editor

Yves De Bono

Special Effects Supervisor

Angelica Deleon

Production Coordinator

Georges Delerue

Music Conductor

Georges Delerue

Music Arranger

Georges Delerue

Music

Bernardo Delina

Wrangler

David Delina

Property Master

Pepito Diaz

Assistant Director

Greg Dillon

Sound Editor

Delio Dizon

Other

Cesar Dominguez

Other

Dale Dye

Technical Advisor

Yvonne Eastmond

Accounting Assistant

Mark K Ebenhoch

Stunts

Mark K Ebenhoch

Assistant

Jim Elyea

Wardrobe

Ernesto Enriquez

Electrician

Angelito Felipe

Other

Diosdado Figueroa

Assistant

Tom Finan

Associate Editor

Jimmy Finnerty

Key Grip

Jim Fitzpatrick

Gaffer

Ricky Francisco

Photography

Sylvia Gajardo

Accountant

Robert "rock" Galotti

Stunts

Robert "rock" Galotti

Assistant

Anne Garcia

Other

Eusebio Garcia

Liaison

Dwight Gaston

Assistant Set Dresser

Matt Gatson

Production

Derek Gibson

Executive Producer

Pat Golden

Casting

Venancio Goltiano

Cable Operator

Cenon Gonzales

Unit Manager

Charles Grenzbach

Sound

Firmo Guina

Transportation Captain

Merle Haggard

Song Performer

Merle Haggard

Song

Taffy Haines

Sound

Barbara Harris

Casting

A. Kitman Ho

Coproducer

Derek Howard

Makeup Assistant

Derek Howard

Prosthetics

Carrie Hughes

Other

Jimmy Intal

Special Effects Assistant

Fidel Javier

Wardrobe Assistant

Jefferson Airplane

Song Performer

Bob Jellen

Production Insurance

Lope V Juban Jr.

Other

Simon Kaye

Sound

John Kerr

Production Assistant

James J Klinger

Sound Editor

Arnold Kopelson

Producer

Evan Kopelson

Assistant Director

Roy Lachica

On-Set Dresser

Neddie Laraquel

Property Master Assistant

Chris Lombardi

Assistant Camera Operator

Susan Malerstein-watkins

Script Supervisor

Felizardo Manaloto

Special Effects Assistant

Jose Marquez

Special Effects Assistant

Teodoro Martin Sr.

Other

Warren Mclean

Casting

Julie Monroe

Assistant Editor

Suzette Montalban

Cashier

Warren Moore

Song

Ooty Moorehead

Production Supervisor

Bob Morones

Casting

Kathryn Morrison

Costumes

Eliong Munoz

Assistant

Toto Natividad

Assistant Editor

Mary Nelson-duerrstein

Negative Cutting

Nick Nickelson

Production Assistant

Orlando Niu

Security

Jerry O'hara

Location Manager

Ben Pagar

Wrangler

Tony Palk

Sound Editor

Dondi Pangilinan

Assistant

Gavino Payawal

Assistant

Dan Perri

Titles

Tess Quismundo

Tailor

Cesar Ramido

Carpenter

Joseph Ramos

Stunts

Martin Raygon

Assistant Set Dresser

Celebrado Raymundo

Electrician

Charlie Rebolledo

Generator Operator

Robert Richardson

Director Of Photography

Robert Richardson

Dp/Cinematographer

William Robinson Jr.

Song

Richard D Rogers

Sound

Steven L Rogers

Production Assistant

George Rosales

Camera Assistant

Bruno Rubeo

Production Designer

Caloy Salcedo

Camera Assistant

Rolando Salem

Special Effects Assistant

Ben Salvador

Apprentice

Alex Santa Maria

Carpenter

Donald Santos

Boom Operator

Newton Thomas Sigel

Dp/Cinematographer

Newton Thomas Sigel

Director Of Photography

Rolly Silong

Stunts

Claire Simpson

Editor

Grace Slick

Song

Gordon J Smith

Special Effects

Gordon J Smith

Continuity

Gionilda Stolee

Makeup Assistant

Gionilda Stolee

Prosthetics

Elizabeth Stone

Assistant

Oliver Stone

Screenplay

Richard Stone

Music Editor

Marvin Tarplin

Song

Frederick S Taylor

Apprentice

Boy Terrado

Special Effects Assistant

Roman Tizon

Assistant

Gerry Toomey

Assistant Director

Antonio V Torralba

Medic

Sonny Tuazon

Stunts

Reynaldo Velasco

Props

Gigi Vitan

Production Assistant

Joanne Weiss

Music Coordinator

Ronald Wengler

Color Timer

Stanley White

Assistant

Wynne Wicker

Technical Advisor

John Wilkinson

Sound

Sherman Williams

Art Director

Andrew Wilson

Special Effects

Henry Yamballa

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Plutonen
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Drama
Period
War
Release Date
1986
Production Company
Bob Jellen; Venancio Goltiano
Distribution Company
Orion Pictures
Location
Philippines

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Award Wins

Best Director

1986
Oliver Stone

Best Editing

1986
Claire Simpson

Best Picture

1986

Best Sound

1986

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

1986

Best Original Screenplay

1986

Best Supporting Actor

1986
Tom Berenger

Best Supporting Actor

1986
Willem Dafoe

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Voted Best Director by the 1986 Directors Guild of America.

Released in United States Winter December 19, 1986

Wide Release in United States December 25, 1986

Released in United States on Video January 22, 1988

Re-released in United States on Video May 9, 1995

Re-released in United States on Video April 23, 1996

Formerly distributed in USA on video by LIVE Home Video.

Formerly distributed by Vestron Video.

Began shooting March 20, 1986.

Corey Glover is the lead singer for the acclaimed rock 'n' roll band Living Color.

Released in United States Winter December 19, 1986

Wide Release in United States December 25, 1986

Re-released in United States on Video May 9, 1995

Re-released in United States on Video April 23, 1996

Released in United States on Video January 22, 1988