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Platoon Leader (1988)

 -  War | Drama  -  October 1988 (USA)
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A young officer, just out of West Point is sent to Vietnam, where the men don't respect him until he gets wounded and returns to be a wiser soldier and a better commander

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Raymond Bacera
Jesse Dabson ...
Joshua Parker
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Sgt. Robert Hayes
Tony Pierce ...
Jan Shultz
Daniel Demorest ...
Duffy
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Sgt. Roach
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Pvt. Don Pike
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Al Karaki ...
Kemp
Evan J. Klisser ...
Larsen
Evan Barker ...
Klinski
A.J. Smith ...
Lt. Riley
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West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, experiences the manual doesn't allow coping with all realities and gets wounded. He returns, now fully respect by men and superiors. Besides the Vietcong, the platoon wrestles with the inscrutable villagers, which the GIs officially protect, but also fear as some collaborate with them, other covertly with the Cong, either way subject to bloody reprisals. Written by KGF Vissers

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If you liked platoon, you may like this film
8 February 2003 | by (victora, canada) – See all my reviews

We,of Road Kill Productions really like this movie. The effects are very good and the acting is good as well. This movie was made two years after Platoon was made and we must admit this movie is very dramatic and very striking in some scenes. We still think Platoon is better if course, but if you are a fan of platoon or any other War related flick. Odds are you might enjoy this movie.


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