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Platoon Trivia

AKA:
Platoon Picture
1986
Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1986 Drama movie starring Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker et al.
John C. McGinley has had a string of versatile roles in such movies as "Any Given Sunday," "The Rock," "Set It Off," "Seven," "Office Space," "Wall Street." He can now be seen in the TV comedy hit "Scrubs" as tough Dr. Perry Cox.
Contributed by: Hanne
Johnny Depp made a tribute to Sherilyn Fenn by writing 'Sherilyn' on his guitar. This can be seen in the dope smoking scene.
Contributed by: Sully
When Elias (Willem Dafoe) leaves after a dispute among the officers, one of them makes the comment, "Been in the bush three years and he thinks he's Jesus F***in' Christ." Two years later, Willem Dafoe played Jesus in Martin Scorcese's "Last Temptation of Christ".
Oliver Stone served in Vietnam in Bravo Co. 3rd Battallion 22nd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division.
Contributed by: Jessica
Adrian Cronauer can be heard saying his trademark "Good Morning, Vietnam" on a radio outside the latrine when Taylor is assigned to empty it.
Oliver Stone himself has a brief cameo as an officer in the bunker that is destroyed by a suicide runner.
Contributed by: Corey
The soldier, Francis Washington, who befriends Sheen's character is actually Corey Glover, lead singer of the rock band Living Colour!
The film that nobody for ten years wanted to make was a testament to one man's driving force and it scooped various accolades from other film-makers including Brian De Palma and Martin Scorsese. Scorsese, the man who taught Stone at NYU said "He's got power and force, it's good to see our country can still produce directors like him... he has a unique style and a personal film-maker who is out on his own... no one else is doing the things he's doing."
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