Charlie Sheen narrates, as cast and crew share their personal experiences making the Academy Award winning film, Platoon. This non-union, low budget, independent film was cast almost ... See full summary »
In August 1966, in a Vietnamese rubber plantation called Long Tan, 108 young and inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives against 2500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers.
The story sees Courtney as Cal, a by-the-book police officer who makes ends meet as a Marine Corps reservist along with his rowdy and inseparable group of childhood friends. When Cal's younger, reckless half-brother Oyster (Wolff) accidentally kills a guy in a bar fight and tries to flee, Cal forces him to face the music. After an unfair sentence, Oyster fights for survival in a dangerous Pennsylvania prison system while Cal and his friends are deployed to fight the lethal insurgency in Iraq. Overseas, Cal's world is shaken, and after he barely makes it home alive, he resolves to break Oyster out of prison - no matter the cost.
When the project was announced, Sam Claflin was cast in the lead role. He later dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Jai Courtney. See more »
What you know about running a business?
Lots. There's this book called The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, and it teaches all the secrets of success.
Oh yeah? And what are they?
I haven't read the book yet.
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A bit of everything
Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Good acting and good storyline. A story of brotherhood in the marine sense and the family sense. Unpredictable plot which I wasn't expecting. It has romance, violence, suspense and emotion. Like I said. A bit of everything
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