Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) leaves his university studies to enlist in combat duty in Vietnam in 1967. Once he’s on the ground in the middle of battle, his idealism fades. Infighting in his unit between Staff Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), who believes nearby villagers are harboring Viet Cong soldiers, and Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), who has a more sympathetic view of the locals, ends up pitting the soldiers against each other as well as against the enemy. Commissioned by Tracy C (8/14/20).
Release date: December 24, 1986 (USA)
Director: Oliver Stone
Screenplay: Oliver Stone
Budget: 6 million USD
Awards: Academy Award for Best Picture