Here's a flick that's not your usual combat movie, cos' the good souls and the baddies are ambiguous, and there's no jingoistic celebratory win at the end. Vietnam war veteran, director Oliver Stone, literally gives the audience a piece of himself as he deftly portrays the futility of war.
The narrator of the movie is a young American soldier, Private Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) caught between the moral gunfire of the 'Nam' war. Sgt. Elias Grodin (William Dafoe) is the compassionate leader while Sgt. Bob Barnes (Tom Berenger) is the merciless tyrant. The film captures the struggling consciences of the disoriented American GIs as they realize that amidst a war big words like "patriotism" lose all significance and morals get tossed out the window.
The film's runtime is 120 min. The cast includes Charlie Sheen, William Dafoe, Tom Berenger, Forest Whitaker and Francesco Quinn.
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