The True Story

Episode 4. Platoon: The True Story

About this programme

4/5. Oliver Stone reveals the real-life events that inspired his Oscar-winning film and talks about the soldiers who he fought alongside in the Vietnam War, and who he immortalised on the big screen. This documentary examines how much of Platoon was based on Stone's personal recollections of the conflict and what was Hollywood fiction. The programme also features contributions by star Willem Dafoe (Sgt Elias) and Dale Dye, the Vietnam veteran and former Marine who worked as the military adviser on the movie.

Cast and crew

Cast

Contributor
Oliver Stone
Contributor
Willem Dafoe
Contributor
Dale Dye

Crew

Director
John Featherstone
Executive Producer
Andra Heritage
Producer
John Featherstone