A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
Robert De Niro,
Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives up college and volunteers for combat in Vietnam. Upon arrival, he quickly discovers that his presence is quite nonessential, and is considered insignificant to the other soldiers, as he has not fought for as long as the rest of them and felt the effects of combat. Chris has two non-commissioned officers, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn between the two NCOs and a number of men in the platoon when an illegal killing occurs during a village raid. As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for survival, he soon realizes he is fighting two battles, the conflict with the enemy and the conflict between the men within his platoon. Written by
I watched Platoon when I was 17 at 1987. I was on the edge of
questioning everything and ready to uprise with a small move. Of course
I was fascinated after watching the movie and I remember I was that
close to cry. I can definitely say Platoon is one of the best war
movies of the history. It has many incredible scenes and it reserves a
great story of brotherhood inside also vandalism and senseless of war.
Charlie Sheen , William Dafoe and the great Tom Berenger can easily be
considered as one the best combination of actors to tell a story of
faith and betrayal in a movie. Oliver Stone did a great job as writer
and director. I remember that I was really touched with the letters
that Taylor ( Charlie Sheen ) writes to his grandma. Also with the
amazing music of the film you feel many different things. I believe
that on the last scene the picture of William Dafoe with his hands open
on his knees with hundreds Viet Congs coming after him is a masterpiece
work and unforgettable.I watched this movie at Osmanbey Gazi movie
theater at Osmanbey-Istanbul and ı believe 70's and 80's are the best
time in Istanbul for watching a movie with big saloons and with great
atmosphere. With 90's big movie theaters started to turn to couple of
small saloons and with shopping malls movie theaters started to locate
at malls. I really miss a lot of 80's and the taste I get from the
legend movie theaters like Osmanbey Site-Sisli Kent-Osmanbey Gazi-
Pangaltı Inci-Harbiye Konak and Harbiye As.
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