Director: Oliver Stone | Genre: Drama, War

Released: 1986 | Runtime: 120 min

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Stars of this Movie

Platoon Quotes

  • Sgt. Barnes : You talking about killing? Hmm? Y'all experts? Y'all know about killing? I'd like to hear about it, potheads. [ takes pipe and inhales drag ]
    Sgt. Barnes : Are you smoking this shit so's to escape from reality? Me, I don't need this shit. I am reality. There's the way it ought to be, and there's the way it is. Elias was full of shit. Elias was a crusader. Now, I got no fight... with any man who does what he's told. But when he don't, the machine breaks down. And when the machine breaks down, we break down. And I ain't gonna allow that... in any of you. Not one. [ hands pipe back and spits ]
    Sgt. Barnes : Y'all love Elias. Oh, you wanna kick ass. Yeah. Well, here I am, all by my lonesome. And there ain't nobody gonna know. Six of you boys against me. Kill me. Huh. I shit on all of you.
  • Sgt. Barnes : Man, I don't need this shit! I am reality!
  • Bunny : Holy shit, d'you see that fuckin' head come apart, man?
  • Sgt. Elias : I love this place at night. The stars... there's no right or wrong in them. They're just there.
  • Chris Taylor: He killed him, I know that he killed him, I saw his eyes when we came back in.
    Rhah: How do you know the dinks didn't get him? You've got no proof, man.
    Chris Taylor: The proof is in the eyes, when you know you know.
  • Pvt. Gator Lerner: [to Rhah] You're weird, man.
  • Rhah: What did you turn in to the underworld for, Taylor?
    King: This here ain't Taylor. Taylor's dead! This here is Chris. He's been resurrected.
  • Sgt. Elias: What happened today was just the beginning. We're gonna lose this war.
    Chris Taylor: Come on! You really think so? Us?
    Sgt. Elias: We've been kicking other peoples asses for so long I figured it's time we got ours kicked.
  • Sgt. Elias: Police up your spare rounds and frags. Don't leave nothin' for the dinks.
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