What happens when an upper-class American teenager drops out of university and signs up to fight in Vietnam? Oliver Stone knows, because he did just that. In Vietnam, his actions earned him a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and several other medals. His screenplay and film about those events, made against the odds in a Vietnam-weary era, were equally decorated by the awards committees.

Director: Oliver Stone

Screenplay by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award® for Best Picture (won), Director (won), Supporting Actor Dafoe, Supporting Actor Berenger, Screenplay; BAFTA Award for Best Director (won)

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