15 certificatePlatoon is a Film programme that first aired in 1986 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Platoon is a 4 star programme

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Platoon (1986)

Directed by
Oliver Stone

This vivid, harrowing war drama follows a 19-year-old college drop-out Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), who signs up for service in Vietnam in September 1967. After initially being rejected by the other soldiers, he finds himself plunged into the bloody chaos of life as a GI on the frontline.

Chris has two commanding officers, one of them is the ill-tempered Sergeant Robert Barnes (Tom Berenger, pictured), and the other is the more co-operative Sergeant Elias Grodin (Willem Dafoe). Chris not only struggles in a battle with the enemy, but also with the constant conflict between the sergeants. The film also stars Forest Whitaker, Francesco Quinn and Kevin Dillon.

The winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, this is an uncompromising and semi-autobiographical study of men at war from writer-director Oliver Stone.

Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1986

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is Platoon next on TV?

It's next showing on itv4 June 2nd, 10:00pm and on itv4 June 2nd, 11:15pm. See more...


Image for Tom BerengerTom Berenger...Sgt. Bob Barnes
Image for Willem DafoeWillem Dafoe...Sgt. Elias Grodin
Image for Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen...Pvt. Chris Taylor
Image for Forest WhitakerForest Whitaker...Big Harold
Image for Francesco QuinnFrancesco Quinn...Rhah
Image for John C. McGinleyJohn C. McGinley...Sgt. Red O'Neill
Richard Edson...Sal
Image for Kevin DillonKevin Dillon...Bunny
Reggie Johnson...Junior Martin
Image for Keith DavidKeith David...King
Image for Johnny DeppJohnny Depp...Pvt. Gator Lerner
David Neidorf...Tex
Image for Mark MosesMark Moses...Lt. Wolfe
Chris Pedersen...Crawford
Tony Todd...Sgt. Warren