The Envelope Podcast – Episode #59: Platoon


Episode #59: Platoon


Ladies & Gentlemen. Welcome to The Envelope Podcast. Here on The Envelope, we discuss & review every Best Picture Winner in the Academy Awards History.

On this episode, we discuss the fifty-ninth Best Picture Winner: “PLATOON.”

“Platoon” follows Chris Taylor who 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, who believes nearby villagers are harboring Viet Cong soldiers, and Sergeant Elias, who has a more sympathetic view of the locals, ends up pitting the soldiers against each other as well as against the enemy. Directed by Oliver Stone, the film stars Charlie Sheen as Chris Taylor, Tom Berenger as Staff Sgt. Barnes, Willem Dafoe as Sgt. Elias, Keith David as King, Forest Whitaker as Big Harold, Kevin Dillon as Bunny, John C. McGinley as Sgt. O’Neill, Johnny Depp as Lerner, and Tony Todd as Warren.

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