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Platoon Filming Locations

Platoon Picture

Locations Manager(s): Jerry O'Hara

On Location

The movie was made on location in the Philippines.

Mount Makling (near Los Banos) was used for scenes of (Several) 3rd perimeter, the woods artillery attack, triple canopy forest, the final stuff, elias and barnes, chris and barnes

Near Puerto Azul was used for (Several} 1st perimeter, cliffside, church, buddah, river, village

Near Maragadong was used for (Several) the river bed, corkey's throat, Main camp

Near Manilla was the Airforce base Camp. It was either Philippines or US military.

We shot the bunker scene over and over again all over the place. I think five of the locations had bunkers built.

[Thanks to Derek Howard who was a makeup and prosthetic special effects assistant on platoon for the excellent above info]

The airbase scenes were filed at Villamor Air Base in Manila. It is a Philippine airbase. Scenes were also filmed hear for the movie Purple Hearts.
[Thanks to Steven Hinkamp]

Can you help? Do you know any of the Philippines (or any other) filming locations used for Platoon? [Please send them in]

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