It captured the violence and sadness of human conflict in emotionally-wrenching ways. How much do you know about "Platoon?"
How many Academy Awards did "Platoon" win?
Who directed "Platoon?"
- Irvin Kershner
- Philippe Mora
- Oliver Stone
In what year was "Platoon" released?
Who plays the lead role in the film?
- Charlie Sheen
- Emilio Estevez
- Martin Sheen
For which Academy Award was the film NOT nominated?
- Best Female Lead
- Best Screenplay
- Best Cinematography
What was the film's budget?
- $6 million
- $26 million
- $46 million
How old is the primary protagonist (Chris Taylor) when he arrives in the combat zone?
How many days did it take the film crew to complete shooting?
How many stars did film critic Roger Ebert give to "Platoon" in his review?
- four out of four
- three out of four
- two out of four
For the first version of the script, Stone hoped for which person to be the star of the show?
- Jim Morrison
- Roger Gilmour
- Iggy Pop
The character Bob Barnes is essentially a depiction of what human trait?
Which actor portrayed the character named Lerner?
- Willem Dafoe
- Johnny Depp
- Cokey Ford
What is the nickname for Kevin Dillon's character?
Why were studio executives unenthusiastic about creating the film?
- It was about Vietnam.
- It was too violent.
- Stone was known for being mean-spirited.
Why was the movie banned in Vietnam?
- It didn't reflect well on the country.
- It had too many obscene words.
- It featured partial nudity.
Which actor nearly got the part of Chris Taylor over Charlie Sheen?
- Brad Pitt
- Robert De Niro
- Al Pacino
How does Elias Grodin (played by Willem Dafoe) die during the course of the story?
- He steps on a mine.
- Barnes shoots him.
- The Vietcong shoot him.
In which country was "Platoon" filmed?
- El Salvador
- Costa Rica
Why did Stone have red dirt hauled to the shooting locations?
- Vietnam had reddish soils.
- to enhance color contrast in some scenes
- to make the ground look saturated with blood
What role does Johnny Depp's character play in the unit?
- M60 gunner
Dale Dye acted in the movie and also worked as an advisor to make sure the war seemed real. In which branch of the real-world military did he serve?
Which song does NOT appear on the film's soundtrack?
- "White Rabbit"
- "The End"
What Philippines event nearly caused major problems with filming?
- The president was being forced from office.
- There was a massacre in the capital.
- The country signed a trade agreement detrimental to the U.S.
Which film nearly stopped the production of "Platoon" from even getting started?
- "Apocalypse Now"
- "Red Dawn"
- "Full Metal Jacket"
Who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor?
- Robert Richardson
- Willem Dafoe
- Charlie Sheen
Once he started lobbying studios to make the film, how long did it take for Stone to finish his project?
- four years
- 10 years
- 14 years
Which actor plays the role of Big Harold?
- Forest Whitaker
- Billy Dee Williams
- Carl Thomas
What is the movie's tagline?
- "The first casualty of war is innocence."
- "The first casualty of war is the truth."
- "The first casualty of war is Harold's left foot."
How much did "Platoon" make at the box office in North America?
- around $140 million
- around $180 million
- around $220 million
What did Oliver Stone think of Charlie Sheen's first audition for the movie?
- He thought Sheen might be too drunk to work properly.
- Stone preferred Sheen's brother.
- He loved Sheen.