Platoon script
Platoon (1986)
Synopsis: Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) leaves his university studies to enlist in combat duty in Vietnam in 1967. Once he's on the ground in the middle of battle, his idealism fades. Infighting in his unit between Staff Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), who believes nearby villagers are harboring Viet Cong soldiers, and Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), who has a more sympathetic view of the locals, ends up pitting the soldiers against each other as well as against the enemy.

Chris glancing down at his raw bleeding blisters. Transfers the

machete to his other, slightly less blistered, hand. The kid

cuts on - struggling but trying, on his last reserves of

strength, smashing almost straight forward through brush, not

even bothering to look ahead. He smells something, looks around,

slows his pace, eyes working ... around to the base of a tree.

He moves past it.

And as he does so, the camera from his POV comes around on a dead

decomposing 10-day-old GOOK - eyes starting from its sockets,

worms and flies feasting.

Chris draws his breath in, terrified. Barnes suddenly appears

alongside, his hard humourless eyes looking annoyed from the gook

to Chris.


What are you waiting for? He ain't gonna bite you.

Move out.

Chris looks at him with pent-up hatred and crashes on.


At the COMPANY PC, CAPTAIN HARRIS on the radio.


Bravo Two, Six. What's the delay up there, move it

out on point. We've got a link up at Phase Line

Whiskey at One Eight Zero Zero, over.


At the PLATOON PC, LIEUTENANT WOLFE sweats heavily as he speaks

in his radio. He is also new to the field, a dark little feisty

guy, about 24, very hairy, especially in the eyebrows, an intense

get-ahead look.


Two Bravo, Two move it out. Six says we're jamming

'em up back there. Over.

Barnes, upfront, turns to SAL, his radio man, under his breath.


Tell that dipshit to get fucked. Get that other

freshmeat up here. Gardner.

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Oliver Stone

William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Stone came to public prominence between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s for writing and directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as an infantry soldier. Many of Stone's films primarily focus on controversial American political issues during the late 20th century, and as such that they were considered contentious at the times of their releases. more…

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