Sunday, December 31, 2006

Three Kings (movie)

Title: Three Kings

Directed by: David O. Russell

Year, production: 1999, USA

Cast: Ice Cube, George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Spike Jonze, Cliff Curtis, Saïd Taghmaoui, ...

Runtime: 114 min

Firt war in Iraq. Just after it ends. Guys found a map that leads them to a secret shelter where gold stolen from Kuwiet is hidden by Iraqi soldiers.

I like very much the scene where they are escaping from the village and Iraqi soldiers are shooting them from mortar with gas shells.

The movie is very good I think, you can't be boring. Maybe it is more fiction then reality but it doesn't matter for me if I still like it.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

9-ya rota (movie)

Title: 9-ya rota (The 9th Company)

Directed by: Fyodor Bondarchuk

Year, production: 2005, Russia/Ukraine

Cast: Ivan Kokorin, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Aleksei Chadov, Konstantin Kryukov, ...

Runtime: 130 min

Russian war in Afganistan in the year 1988 so end of it. Russian movie and quite good I must say. Good special effects. It differs from american movies.
There is trainning in Uzbekistan like in the Full Metal Jacket and there is a war in Afganistan. The last battle looks a little strange to me but maybe the Afgans fought like that (walk without cover on russian possitions).

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Over There (movie)

Title: Over There

Directed by: Chris Gerolmo

Year, production: 2005, USA

Cast: Erik Palladino, Josh Henderson, Luke MacFarlane, Keith Robinson, Sticky Fingaz, Nicki Aycox, Omidi Abtahi, Brigid Brannagh, ...

Runtime: 13 episodes, about 45 minutes each.

This is a tv series about the second war in Iraq. Each episode shows some from Iraq and some from US where are the families of soldiers.

There are 13 episodes:

  1. Pilot
  2. Roadblock
  3. The Prisoner
  4. I want my Toilets
  5. Embedded
  6. It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding
  7. Mission Accomplished
  8. Situation Normal
  9. The Spoils Of War
  10. Suicide Rain
  11. Orphans
  12. Weapons of Mass Destruction
  13. Follow The Money

The best episodes for me are Roadblock and The Prisoner. Some episodes are maybe boring but I think it is a good tv series. Every episod is a continuation of previous one.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Tmavomodrý svet (movie)

Title: Tmavomodrý svet (Dark Blue World)

Directed by: Jan Sverak

Year, production: 2001, Czech Republic/UK/

Cast: Ondrej Vetchy, Krystof Hadek, Charles Dance, Tara Fitzgerald, Linda Rybova, ...

Runtime: 112 min.

This is a Czech movie and very good one. It is about Czech pilots that fought in division 311 in England. After Germans came in Czech lot of pilots went to England to fight there. The same was with Polish pilots (division 303) but I don't know any movie about it. Maybe there is something in movie "Battle of Britain" but I don't remember now. Czech pilots and Polish were much appreciated in the battle of England because of their very good skills.

After the war these Czech pilots who fought for free Europe and free Czech were put to prison by communistic government because their were consider as enemies of the new government. It was the same with Polish pilots/soldiers.

In the movie there is not that many fight scenes. There is also some romance, friendship but it is not boring. If you want to see some European movie this one is worth to see.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

American Soldiers (movie)

Title: American Soldiers

Year, production: 2005, Canada

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Cast: Zan Calabretta, Curtis Morgan, Jordan Brown, Eddie Della Siepe

Runtime: 110 min.

One day in Iraq of one squad. This is a low cost movie. The film is bad but there is one good fragment, the end of movie :) , I mean the last fight when they fight with knives after their ammunition ends. Also beginning is ok. This movie is for real war movies fans ;).

Monday, November 20, 2006

The Naked and the Dead (book)

Title: The Naked and the Dead

Author: Norman Mailer

Year: 1948

Norman Mailer: 31 of february 1923

American writer. The Naked and the Dead is based on his experienced from Warld War II. Action is set in South Pacific. Combats of a single platoon. This is his first book and this antymilitary book made him famouse when he was 25 years old.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Heaven & Earth (movie)

Title: Heaven & Earth

Year, production: 1993, USA/France

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hiep Thi Le, ...

Runtime: 140 min.

It is a true story of a Vietnamese girl Phung Le Ly (Hipe Thi Le). She had a very hard life during the war and after. She was raped by Vietcong, after war she had to work as a prostitution until Steve Butler blayed by Tommy Lee Jones (special forces oficer) married her and took her to America. After Vietnam war Steve had more problems to adopt to life in US then she had.

This is a third part of Vietnam War trilogy. First part is Platoon, second part is Born on the Fourth of July.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

HMS Ulysses (book)

Title: HMS Ulysses

Author: Alistair MacLean

Year: 1955

Alistair MacLean: 1922, April 28 - 1987, February 2 in Munich

He was a Scotish novelist. He wrote thrillers and adventure books. HMS Ulysses is his first book. Alistair MacLean served in Royal Navy and this book is based on his experienses. It is about a ship that is guarding convoy on the way to Murmansk.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Memphis Belle (movie)

Title: Memphis Belle

Year, production: 1990, USA/UK

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Cast: Mattew Modine, Tate Donovan, Eric Stoltz, D.B. Sweeney, Reed Diamond, ...

Runtime: 107 min.

It is a true story about last bombing done by B-17 bomber "Memphis Belle" during Second World War. The bombing was done in German city Bremen in 1943.

It must be very hard to do this kind of flight, bomb the city and come back alive, almost impossible. Very hard German resistance from ground and air. I don't know how much this film is real but looks very good.

If you like the movie and you are also a book reader you should read a book "Bomber". See details:

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Tae Guk Gi (movie)

Title: Tae Guk Gi - The Brotherhood of War

Year, production: 2004, South Korea

Directed by: Je-gyu Kang

Cast: Dong-Kun Jang, Bin Won, Min-ho Jang, ...

Runtime: 140 min.

War in Korea. Two brothers fight in this war against communistic forces. One of them lost his mind after he understand that his brother was killed. He joined North Korean and then they met. With help from China communistic forces pushed back Korean forces together with Americans. The result is that now there are North and South Korea.

Korean war is like a forgotten war. There are not much movies, books about that war. I think this movie is good and worth to see.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Apocalypse Now (movie)

Title: Apocalypse Now

Year, production: 1979, USA

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Frederic Forrest,Harrison Ford, Albert Hall, Denis Hopper, Scott Glenn, ...

Runtime: 153 min. (Redux version: 202 min.)

Some says, the best Vietnam war movie. Perhaps they are right but I like Platoon more

Captain Willard played by Martin Sheen was sent on a mission to kill one guy (Marlon Brando) who thinks that he is a good for local people somewhere in Cambodia.

The redux version is cool, 49 minutes longer. I saw redux version only one time and the extra part is french epizod where they meet with Frenchmen. The film is really great and you can see there young Harrison Ford more less from the Star Wars time ;).
I have just seen a document on Discovery about soldiers from River Division 593 (rivier patrols) from Vietnam War. They said that the way this movie is showing the River Division is not true. They never took drugs like it was in the movie and behave like in the movie. The only thing that is true is a boat.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tigerland (movie)

Title: Tigerland

Year, production: 2000, USA/Germany

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Cast: Collin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Shea Whigham, Clifton Collins Jr., Russell Richardson, ...

Runtime: 100 min.

It is about trainning before vietnam war. Pvt. Roland Bozz (Collin Farrell) has a gift getting into the trouble and he doesn't really like to be on the trainning. It is not about war in Vietnam but it is a war movie I think.

Monday, November 06, 2006

When Trumpets Fade (movie)

Title: When Trumpets Fade

Year, production: 1998, USA

Directed by: John Irving

Cast: Ron Eldard, Dylan Bruno, Zak Orth, Devon Gummersall, Steven Petrarca, Frank Whaley,...

Runtime: 95 min.

Autumn 1944, World War II. The fight is in the Hurtgen forest. The battle close to Bostogne was after battles that you can see in the movie.

US and British generals said that they will be in Berlin in 1944 but German forces were not weak. The war was not over. Lot of soldiers died in these battles.

I have see it 2 weeks ago for the first time. I must say that I'm not disappointed.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Enemy at the Gates (movie)

Title: Enemy at the Gates

Year, production: 2001, USA, Germany, UK, Irland

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Cast: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Rachel Weisz, Bob Hoskins, Joseph Fiennes, Ron Perlman, ...

Runtime: 131 min.

German and Russian armies meet in the winter, 1942 in the city Stalingrad.

The sniper Vassili Zaitsev played by Jude Law is shooting Germans officers. He is very good at this. To kill him, from Germany comes the sniper König played by Ed Harris.

For fps pc gamers:
The game Call of Duty (Stalingrad part) is based on that film. That part of the game is great.

Born on the Fourth of July (movie)

Title: Born on the Fourth of July

Year, production: 1989, USA

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Cast: Tom Cruise, Caroline Kava, Raymond J. Barry, Josh Evans, Jamie Talisman, Anne Bobby, Dale Dye, Tom Berenger, Tom Sizemore, Oliver Stone, William Baldwin, ...

Runtime: 145 min.

This is a biography of Ron Kovic. He was paralyzed in the Vietnam war after he was shoot. When he came back he became anti-war activist. He just thought that he is betrayed by his country for which he fought.

This movie is not a typical war movie, more like a drama but I think it should be here. There is not much fight and shooting. It is about the changes of Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) after war. For me it is another great movie about vietnam war just after Platoon. It is also consider as a second part of Oliver Stone's vietnam war trilogy. First is Platoon and the third is Heaven & Earth.

Das Boot (The Boat) (movie)

Title: Das Boot (The Boat)

Year, production: 1981, West Germany

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Cast: Jürgen Prochnow, Martin Semmelrogge, Klaus Wennemann, Herber Grönemeyer, Hubertus Bengsch, Heinz Hoeing, Bernd Tabuer, ...

Runtime: 149 min. (293 min - uncut version)

It is a story about German U-boat that was sent on a mission. It was almost impossible mission and the captain has to command his crew to complete the mission. There was a correspondent on the boat that wrote what happend there.

I have bought dvd with uncut version but no time to see it, maybe today.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Full Metal Jacket (movie)

Title: Full Metal Jacket

Year, production: 1987, USA

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Cast: Matthew Modine, Kirk Taylor, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Kevyn Major Howard, John Terry, Jon Stafford, ...

Runtime: 116 min.

There is a creazy trainning and brutal war in the city Hue in 1968 but this film is strange. It differs from other war movies maybe because Stanley Kubrick is a director.

Something for FPS PC gamers. The trainning in the Medal Of Honor - Pacific Assault is taken from that movie, I think. Battlefield Vietnam is also based on this film (the Hue city map).

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Longest Day (movie)

Title: The Longest Day

Year, production: 1962, USA

Directed by: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Darryl F. Zanuck

Cast: Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Paul Anka, Richard Burton, Red Buttons, Wolfgang Buttner, Sean Connery, John Wayne, ...

Runtime: 360 min.

D - day invasion fo Wolrd War II. Story is told from both Allied and German perspective.

This is an old movie with many film stars from that period. As you can see it is also a very long movie. I need to see it again because I don' t remeber it well.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Thin Red Line (movie)

Title: The Thin Red Line

Year, production: 1998, Canada/USA

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Cast: Sean Penn, John Cusack James Caviezel, Adrien Brody, Nick Nolte, John Travolta, John Cusack, John Savage, Woody Harrelson, Don Harvey, Georde Clooney, ...

Runtime: 170 min.

This is an adaptation of book "The Thin Red Line" written by James Jones

World War II, U.S. marines fight with Japanes soldiers in Guadalcanal conflict.

To be honest I liked book more then film but the scen of taking the hill is great. The movie is too long...

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Windtalkers (movie)

Title: Windtalkers

Year, production: 2002, USA

Directed by: John Woo

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Christian Slater, Adam Beach, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo, ....

Runtime: 134 min.

U.S. army in the II World War with Japan used native language of Navajo indians as radio code. Several hundred Navajo Americans were recruited as Marines and trained to use their language as code.

Some marines have to protect indians on the battlefields.

I don't like this film. I think it is because of director John Woo who's all films are in the same convention which I don't like. If you have seen Mission Impossible 2 then you know what I mean.

Saving Private Ryan (movie)

Title: Saving Private Ryan

Year, production: 1998, USA

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Matt Damon, Vin Disel, Edward Burns, Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Paul Giamatti, Dennis Farina, Ted Danson, ...

Runtime: 170 min.

US soldiers try to save paratrooper Private Ryan (Matt Damon). His 3 brothers died in the war and generals wants to save him.

First days of invasion in Normady in july 1944.

Great pictures made by Janusz Kamiński from Poland.

I saw that movie in cinema and that was a great decision. I regret that I haven't seen "Black Hawk Down" in cinema which I like the same as this one.

Friday, October 13, 2006

No Man's Land (movie)

Title: No Man's Land

Year, production: 2001, Bosnia-Herzegovina/Slovenia/

Directed by: Danis Tanovic

Cast: Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac, Filip Sovagovic, Georges Siatidis, Serge-Henri Valcke, Sacha Kremer, Alain Eloy, Mustafa Nadarevic, Bogdan Diklic, Katrin Carlidge, ...

Runtime: 98 min.

Action is taken to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993. At that time there were the heaviest fighting but it is not shown in the movie. Two wounded soldiers Bosnian and Serb has met in a trench in a no man's land between two front lines. They can't go out because they will be shoot. UN soldier wants to help them. The third slodier, Bosnian, is in a big trouble...

This movie sometimes looks to me like a comedy or something like this. This is very european movie, I think.

It shows for example that UN forces that were there didn't do much at that time and it was all about politics and good look in TV.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Bomber (book)

Title: Bomber

Author: Len Deighton

Year: 1970

Leonard Cyril Deighton: Febuary 19 1929 in London

He is british historian and author of spy fiction and historical novels. "Bomber" is historical novel about RAF bomber command raid over Germany. It is often consider as his masterpiece.

You will not regret. Great book.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

A Bridge Too Far (movie)

Title: A Bridge Too Far

Year, production: 1977, USA/UK

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Cast: Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Elliott Gould, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Hardy Krüger, Ryan O'Neal, Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, ...

Runtime: 176 min

This is a historic story. Allied soldiers wanted to get bridges in Holland to be able to go easily to Germany in World War II. They failed in that. This campaign was called Operation Market-Garden.

The American, Polish and British soldiers were parachuted in Holland. That campaing was planned to crash German forces but it failed.

Because of poor allied intelligence and the presence of two German panzer divisions the final part of this operation (the bridge in Arnhem over the Rhine) failed.

Polish forces in command of general Stanislaw Sosabowski were created in Enagland to be used as a help for polish freedom forces that uprised in Warsaw. They never been used there, a lot of polish soldiers died in operation market garden in Holland close to Arnhem. The other thing is that british after failed battle ujustly made Sosabowski a scapegoat for the failure of Operation Market Garden. He was accused of criticizing Field Marshal Montgomery and the Polish General Staff was forced to remove him as the commanding officer of his brigade. This year I saw in tv that british soldiers which fought with polish soldiers in Holland thanked polish soldiers and specially general Sosabowski who died in London in 1967 for their help in those terrible battles. Because of communistic goverment he was not able to go back to Poland... In movie Gene Hackman plays general Stanislaw Sosabowski.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Jarhead (movie)

Title: Jarhead

Year, production: 2005, Germany/USA

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Scott MacDonald, Peter Sarsgaard, Lo Ming, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Kevin Foster, Brian Geraghty, Damion Poitier, ...

Runtime: 123 min.

Welcome To The Suck!

Movie is based on a book written by former Marine Anthony Swofford. The book was bestseller in 2003 and is about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.

It is about waitting for a fight and shoot that never came because 100 days war was over before they could took shoot. Marines arrived in Soudi Arabia and were waitting, preparing, trainning, drinking water, being bored... These guys are really crazy.

The Thin Red Line (book)

Title: The Thin Red Line

Author: James Jones

Year: 1962

James Jones: November 6 1921 - May 9 1977.

This american author served in the US 25th Infantry Division during World War II. He fought in the Guadalcanal battle and was injured there. This book is about that battle.
I read this book when I was like 16 years old (there was a time that I was reading books ;) ).

The Deer Hunter (movie)

Title: The Deer Hunter

Year, production: 1978, USA

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Cast: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken, Maryl Streep, George Dzundza, Chuck Aspegren, Shirley Stoler, Rutanya Alda, Pierre Segui, Mady Kaplan, ...

Runtime: 182 min.

Shows how the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.

The movie got 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture in 1978.

The part from the war is rather short but I could not stop think about it after wathing it first time. Rober De Niro is one of the best actors I think, doesn't mater what characters he is playing.
It is a big pleasure to watch these actors as they playing.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Band of Brothers (movie)

Title: Band of Brothers

Year, production: 2001, UK/USA

Directed by:

  • Phil Alden Robinson - part 1 "Currahee"

  • Richard Loncraine - part 2 "Day of Days"

  • Mikael Salomon - part 3 "Carentan"

  • David Nutter - part 4 "Replacements"

  • Tom Hanks - part 5 "Crossroads"

  • David Leland - part 6 "Bastogne"

  • David Frankel - part 7 "The Breaking Point"

  • Tony To - part 8 "The Last Patrol"

  • David Frankel - part 9 "Why We Fight"

  • Mikael Salomon - part 10 "Points"

Cast: Eion Bailey, Ron Livingston, Donnie Wahlberg, Matthew Settle, Rick Warden, Frank John Hughes, Damian Lewis, Neal McDonough, Scott Grimmes, Rick Gomez, David Schwimmer, Dexter Fletcher, James Madio...

Runtime: 705 min. (10 parts)

This is a story about Easy Company of the US Army Airbourne Paratrooper division in operation in France in World War II.

  • Part 1: CURRAHEE - training and deployment

  • Part 2: DAY OF DAYS - D-day

  • Part 3: CARENTAN - Easy Company tries to capture the town of Carentan

  • Part 4: REPLACEMENTS - A group of fresh replacements joins Easy Company in times of market garden operation in Holland

  • Part 5: CROSSROADS - Capt. WINTERS leads Easy Company men on a risky mission in Holland which ends with "turkey shoot" of fleeing German soldiers

  • Part 6: BASTOGNE - Belgium, Easy Company digs foxholes in the snow close to the town colled Bastogne

  • Part 7: THE BREAKING POINT - After successfull heldo of German forces from taking Bostogne Easy company is preparing to take town Foy

  • Part 8: THE PATROL - War is coming to end. Guys from Easy Company have to cross the river and take German prosoners. Not every one is hapy about that.

  • Part 9: WHY WE FIGHT - Easy Comany has entered Germany and found prison camp...

  • Part 10: POINTS - there are news that Hitler is dead. Easy Company went to bavarian town Berchtesgaden and has a mission to capture Hitler’s mountain fortress known as Eagle’s Nest

It is based on the book of Stephen Ambrose, "Band of Brother".

What to say? Janusz Kamiński as a camera operator like in movie Private Rayn. Great series. I have seen it only 2 times but definetly I'm gonna see it more times. My favorite parts are Day of Days, Crossroads, The Breaking Point.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Bravo Two Zero (movie)

Title: Bravo Two Zero

Year, production: 1999, South Africa/UK

Directed by: Tom Clegg

Cast: Sean Bean, Steve Nicolson, Rick Warden, Richard Graham, Ian Curtis, Robert Hobbs, ...

Runtime: 115 min.

Eight man from SAS special forces were put behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. The mission was to destroy scud missiles. This top secret mission was called "Bravo Two Zero". Sergeant Andy McNab (Sean Bean) was a commander.

Based on Andy McNab's International Best Seller "Brawo Two Zero". This is a true story of the SAS mission in the gulf war!

I don't kow how do you think but I like films where spec groups have something to do but the good one. This one is very good.

The patrol


Saturday, September 30, 2006

Black Hawk Down (movie)

Title: Black Hawk Down

Year, production: 2001, USA

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Cast: Josh Harnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner, Jason Isaacs, Eric Bana, Sam Shepard, Ewen Bremner, Ron Eldars, Tom Hardy, Charlie Hofheimer, Hugh Dancy, Tom Guiry, Steven Ford, Brian Van Holt, ...

Runtime: 144 min.

True story. US soldiers were put in to the fight in Somalia.
of the United States' involvement in Somalia during a war. On October 3, 1993, U.S. soldiers entered Somalia on an mission that as they thought should take less than an hour. 18 U.S. soldiers and 1000 Somalians were killed.


I have seen it many times and still can't be boring during that. Best characters for me are delta force soldier Eric Bana (Sfc. Norm 'Hoot' Hooten), Tom Sizemore (Lt. Col. Danny McKnight) and Josh Harnett (SSgt. Matt Eversmann) both rangers.

Friday, September 29, 2006

The Lost Battalion (movie)

Title: The Lost Battalion

Year, production: 2001, USA/Luxembourg

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy

Cast: Rick Shroder, Phil McKee, Jamie Harris, Adam James, Daniel Caltagirone, Andre Vippolis, ...

Runtime: 92 min.

This movie based on facts.
American battalion is in trap made by germans in forest Argonne. It was in October the 1918 France just before the end of the First World War.

This movie is a must. I haven't seen many movies from I World War but I think this one is great.

Hamburger Hill (movie)

Title: Hamburger Hill

Year, production: 1987, USA

Directed by: Jhon Irvin

Cast: Anthony Barille, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michale A. Nickles, Michael Dolan, ..
Run time: 112 min.

This story was written by John Carabatsos who was in vietnam in the 1ts Air Cavalary in 1968-69. He has interwieved soldiers that fought on the hill 937 on 10 of May 1969.

The movie is not just about the fight at Hill 937, which then was called a Hamburger Hill. A 1/3 part of the movie takes place in the camp and shows how was the life there.
I liked that movie very much. I haven't seen it again for a couple of years. I need to refresh my memory some day.

Casualties of War (movie)

Title: Casualties of War

Year, production: 1989, USA

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Cast: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly, Thuy Thu Le, ...

Runtime: 113 min.

Very good movie about war in Vietnam and specially about what it does to people. I liked Micheal. Sean Penn is very good as always.

5 American soldiers take a vietnam girl from a village where she lives. She was raped by 4 of these soldiers. The fifth (Michael J. Fox) did not. The young girl is killed after all. The fifth soldier wants to punish the other four. The film is more about the realities of war and what war makes with people.

The movie is based on true story.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Platoon (movie)

Title: Platoon

Year, production: 1986 , USA

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Cast: Tom Berenger, Wiliem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker, Francesco Quinn, Jony Depp, ....

Runtime: 120 min.

Vietnam war movie. One of the best war movie I have ever seen. Charlie Sheen started a big career after that movie.

Young american soldier Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) came to Vietnam and very quickly he found out that there are many other things to be worry about then Viet Cong enemies. Two officers (Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe) fight not only with the enemy but also with each other....

The best part is when Elias (Willem Dafoe) is daying. The music in that part is great. I felt like I will be crying during that.