Platoon (1986)

Hell Is the Impossibility of Reason

Chris (Charlie Sheen) narrates a letter to his grandmother describing his new, hellish life as a soldier in Vietnam.

Directed by Oliver Stone.

Released in 1986 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Soldier
  • action: Dig
  • action: Write
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Military Dramas
  • mood: Understated
  • mood: Dark
  • prop: Boot
  • setting: Vietnam
  • theme: Fear
  • theme: Mistakes
  • theme: Adversity
  • theme: War
  • actor: Kevin Dillon
  • actor: Johnny Depp
  • actor: Willem Dafoe
  • actor: Charlie Sheen
  • director: Oliver Stone
  • producer: Arnold Kopelson
  • producer: A. Kitman Ho
  • producer: Derek Gibson
  • producer: John Daly
  • cinematographer: Robert Richardson
  • composer: Georges Delerue
  • editor: Claire Simpson
  • production-designer: Bruno Rubeo
  • role-name: Sgt. Elias
  • role-name: Chris
  • role-name: Bunny
  • role-name: Lerner
  • screenwriter: Oliver Stone
  • year: 1986
  • studio: MGM