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A grunt's view of the Vietnam War is provided in all its horrific, inexplicable detail. Sheen is wooden in the lead, but both Dafoe and Berenger are resplendent as, respectively, good and bad soldiers. Strong, visceral filmmaking from fearless director Stone, who based the film on his own GI experiences. Highly acclaimed; considered by many to be the most realistic portrayal of the war on film.

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Available on Running time 113 minutes.

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Genres
Adventure Drama, Vietnam War, Buddies, Top Grossing Films of 1986, Ethics & Morals, Coming of Age, Anti-War War Movies, Military: Army, Military: Marines
Screenplay
Oliver Stone
Cast
Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, Francesco Quinn, Forest Whitaker, John C. McGinley, Kevin Dillon, Richard Edson, Reggie Johnson, Keith David, Johnny Depp, Dale Dye, Mark Moses, Chris Pederson, David Neidorf, Tony Todd, Ivan Kane, Paul Sanchez, Corey Glover, Oliver Stone
Cinematography
Robert Richardson
Director
Oliver Stone
Music
Georges Delerue
Producer
Arnold Kopelson, Hemdale Films

Awards

Oscars 1986: Director (Stone), Film Editing, Picture, Sound; AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1987: Director (Stone); Directors Guild 1986: Director (Stone); Golden Globes 1987: Director (Stone), Film--Drama, Support. Actor (Berenger); Ind. Spirit 1987: Cinematog., Director (Stone), Film, Screenplay.

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