Platoon

Factual error: Bunny bites an aluminum beer can in half. Beer cans weren't aluminum until the mid 70s. He would have hurt his mouth on that one.

Factual error: Several distinct loon calls are added in the background for about 30 seconds, along with the pipes and other bird calls. Loons are native to Northern America only, and don't exist in Southeast Asia. (00:44:45)

Factual error: At the end of the film in a scene when company Bravo is defending after a VC attack the company commander (Dale Dye) is wearing Y-type pistol belt suspenders, which were not introduced until 1974.

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