Platoon (1986)

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Continuity mistake: After the final battle at the end of the film, there is a scene where Francis who was in the hole with Taylor during the final battle, stabs himself in his right thigh so that he will be injured for the second time and sent out. In a scene shortly there after we see Francis loaded onto a helicopter and the bandage is on his left thigh and not the right one where he stabbed himself.

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Suggested correction: Francis did stab himself in the left thigh.

Revealing mistake: When Charlie Sheen fires at the villagers' feet there are no shell casings being ejected from the weapon, and there is also no muzzle flash.

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Suggested correction: During the day time, the only time you'll see a muzzle flash is if the weapon is aimed straight at you. Hollywood exaggerates muzzle flash for artistic purposes.


Continuity mistake: After the napalm has been dropped and Charlie Sheen is blackened from the fire (and others are dead and burned), the vegetation is all still green and unscathed. Shouldn't that also be burned and destroyed from the napalm?

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Chris Taylor: I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves. The enemy was in us. The war is over for me now, but it will always be there, the rest of my days. As I'm sure Elias will be, fighting with Barnes for what Rhah called "possession of my soul." There are times since, I've felt like a child, born of those two fathers.

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Trivia: The first time we see Willem Dafoe, he is holding his gun across his shoulders, as if he is holding a cross. Just a preview of his future.

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