Platoon

Trivia: Director Oliver Stone claimed that the lead character of Chris was largely autobiographical and mirrored many of Stone's own experiences as a soldier in Vietnam.

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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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Trivia: During the last night battle scene an NVA "Kamikaze" runs into US command bunker that's full of GIs and blows himself up. One of those GIs is none other than Oliver Stone.

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Trivia: As they walk away from the village they are told to destroy, some soldiers are carrying or helping people. On their left (the right of the screen) there is a ditch and you can clearly see a soldier fall into it as the camera pans along.

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: Somebody once wrote: "Hell is the impossibility of reason." That's what this place feels like. Hell.

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