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Quotations from Platoon

Platoon is an action war-drama about a young recruit who is faced with the horrors of war in Vietnam. The film follows the life of Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) who dropped out of college to fight in Vietnam. Shortly after being assigned to the country, he faces the death of a fellow new recruit along with another soldier who was killed by friendly fire. The movie continues with the use of drugs, brutality, and other horrors of war. Directed by Oliver Stone. Starring Charlie Sheen, William Defoe, Forest Whitaker, and Tom Berrenger.

Platoon won four Oscar awards, including Best Director and Best Picture. The movie received great critical acclaim and is considered one of the best war movies ever made and one of the greatest pictures ever created. Read some quotes from Platoon below.


Sgt. Barnes: Man, I don't need this shit! I am reality!
Sgt. Elias: What happened today was just the beginning. We're gonna lose this war.
Chris Taylor: Come on! You really think so? Us?
Sgt. Elias: We've been kicking other peoples asses for so long I figured it's time we got ours kicked.
Bunny: Holy shit, d'you see that fuckin' head come apart, man?
Rhah: And if there's a heaven and God I hope there is, I know he's sitting up there, drunk as a fucking monkey and smoking shit. Because he left his pains down here.
Sgt. Elias: I love this place at night. The stars... there's no right or wrong in them. They're just there.
King: Somewhere out there is the beast and he's hungry tonight.
Chris Taylor: Have you ever gotten into a mistake that you just can't get out of, King?
King: There is a way out of everything, man. Just keep your pecker hard and your powder dry and the world will turn.
Sgt. Barnes: You all take a good look at this lump of shit. Remember what it looks like. You fuck up in a firefight... and I goddamn guarantee you a trip out of the bush - in a body bag! Out here, assholes, you keep your shit wired tight at all times! And that goes for you, shit-for-brains. You don't sleep on no fuckin' ambush! And the next sum'bitch I catch coppin Z's in the bush, I'm personally gonna take an interest in seein' him suffer. I shit you not. Doc, tag him and bag him!
Sgt. Barnes: Death? What you all know about death?
Chris Taylor: Somebody once wrote: "Hell is the impossibility of reason." That's what this place feels like. Hell.
Junior: Free your mind, your ass will follow.
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