By Steve Daly
Updated May 26, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

Platoon

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  • Movie
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The tribute disc Platoon‘s producers say that director Oliver Stone had to down the better part of a bottle of tequila before he could deliver his commentary track. No wonder. Stone’s dramatization of his own Nam tour of duty remains as painful as shrapnel. Interviews with the cast, including Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Tom Berenger, and Forest Whitaker, reveal that in the name of authenticity, Stone and military adviser Dale Dye made the shoot a mix of therapy for themselves and ritual abuse for the actors. Riveting stuff, and as infinitely sad as a night spent reading Robert McNamara. A-

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Platoon

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  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
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  • 120 minutes
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