Platoon: The True Story

Platoon: The True Story

Series 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 & Crew

Contributor Oliver Stone
Contributor Willem Dafoe
Contributor Dale Dye
Director John Featherstone
Executive Producer Andra Heritage
Producer John Featherstone
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