History Trivia / Platoon

5th Apr '16 1:09:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: A LOT of 'em.
** Yeah, [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Dr. Cox]] was in 'Nam (he plays Red O'Neill). Bonus points: in both roles he's often seen bickering with a smug superior named Bob.
** Creator/JohnnyDepp is in a minor role as Private Gator Lerner, one of Elias' friends.
** Captain Harris is Dale Dye, who served in Vietnam and to whom fell the honor of writing the novelization of the film.
** [[Creator/KeithDavid Goliath]] befriends the protagonist [[NewMeat FNG]]. As in ''Film/PitchBlack'', David is part of a group under attack by a much larger force, but survives long enough to fly away to safety.
** LivingColour frontman Corey Glover is Francis.
** [[Series/{{Entourage}} Johnny Drama]] is Bunny.
** [[Series/MadMen Duck Phillips]] must've pissed somebody off to still only be a lieutenant after serving in WWII.
** And Elias was so good at being symbolically Christ-like that he followed up by ''[[TheLastTemptationOfChrist becoming Jesus]]''.
25th Aug '15 9:06:28 AM kquinn0830
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* EnforcedMethodActing: This was the first film where the actors had to go through basic training similar to the real military to get them into character and act like real soldiers. Dale Dye actually approached Creator/OliverStone with the idea after being unsatisfied with the depiction of soldiers in previous war films and trained them himself. The success eventually led to him becoming the go to professional for actors' boot camps.
4th Apr '15 6:05:12 PM DrOO7
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* AFIS100YearsSeries:
** AFIS100Years100Movies: #83
** AFIS100Years100Thrills: #72
** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #86
23rd Dec '14 3:36:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* StarMakingRole: This is what basically launched Creator/CharlieSheen's career, after a couple of memorable smaller roles. He lampoons his role in this movie in ''HotShots: Part Deux'' (along with his dad MartinSheen for ''Film/ApocalypseNow''), "I loved you in ''WallStreet''!"

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* StarMakingRole: This is what basically launched Creator/CharlieSheen's career, after a couple of memorable smaller roles. He lampoons his role in this movie in ''HotShots: Part Deux'' ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'' (along with his dad MartinSheen Creator/MartinSheen for ''Film/ApocalypseNow''), "I loved you in ''WallStreet''!"
''Film/WallStreet''!"
19th Apr '14 9:25:19 PM skbc1p4res
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* BackedByThePentagon: Averted[=/=]Defied. The military refused to have anything to do with this film.
21st Feb '14 2:22:50 PM m8e
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* DoingItForTheArt: This movie was OliverStone's dream project.

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* DoingItForTheArt: This movie was OliverStone's Creator/OliverStone's dream project.
26th Jan '14 3:43:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** JohnnyDepp is in a minor role as Private Gator Lerner, one of Elias' friends.

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** JohnnyDepp Creator/JohnnyDepp is in a minor role as Private Gator Lerner, one of Elias' friends.



** [[KeithDavid Goliath]] befriends the protagonist [[NewMeat FNG]]. As in ''PitchBlack'', David is part of a group under attack by a much larger force, but survives long enough to fly away to safety.

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** [[KeithDavid [[Creator/KeithDavid Goliath]] befriends the protagonist [[NewMeat FNG]]. As in ''PitchBlack'', ''Film/PitchBlack'', David is part of a group under attack by a much larger force, but survives long enough to fly away to safety.



** [[{{Entourage}} Johnny Drama]] is Bunny.
** [[MadMen Duck Phillips]] must've pissed somebody off to still only be a lieutenant after serving in WWII.

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** [[{{Entourage}} [[Series/{{Entourage}} Johnny Drama]] is Bunny.
** [[MadMen [[Series/MadMen Duck Phillips]] must've pissed somebody off to still only be a lieutenant after serving in WWII.
20th Jan '14 6:44:13 PM skbc1p4res
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* [[BannedInChina Banned In Vietnam and Malaysia]]: The former for having the American soldiers destroy a village. The latter for its excessive profanity and violence.

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* [[BannedInChina Banned In in Vietnam and Malaysia]]: The former for having the American soldiers destroy a village. The latter for its excessive profanity and violence.
20th Jan '14 6:43:52 PM skbc1p4res
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* [[BannedInChina Banned In Vietnam]]: For having the American soldiers destroy a village.

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* [[BannedInChina Banned In Vietnam]]: For Vietnam and Malaysia]]: The former for having the American soldiers destroy a village.village. The latter for its excessive profanity and violence.
27th Dec '13 7:56:57 PM nombretomado
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* StarMakingRole: This is what basically launched CharlieSheen's career, after a couple of memorable smaller roles. He lampoons his role in this movie in ''HotShots: Part Deux'' (along with his dad MartinSheen for ''Film/ApocalypseNow''), "I loved you in ''WallStreet''!"

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* StarMakingRole: This is what basically launched CharlieSheen's Creator/CharlieSheen's career, after a couple of memorable smaller roles. He lampoons his role in this movie in ''HotShots: Part Deux'' (along with his dad MartinSheen for ''Film/ApocalypseNow''), "I loved you in ''WallStreet''!"
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