I deployed in May to Kandahar, Afghanistan. My main job was route clearance, which covered IED detection.
Development[ edit ] "Vietnam was really visceral, and I had come from a cerebral existence: I came back really visceral. And I think the camera is so much more Although the screenplay Break was never produced, he later used it as the basis for Platoon.
The script was set to music from The Doors ; Stone sent the script to Jim Morrison in the hope he would play the lead. Although Break was never produced, Stone decided to attend film school. The younger man used his characters from the Break screenplay and developed a new screenplay, which he titled The Platoon.
Producer Martin Bregman attempted to elicit studio interest in the project, but was not successful. But, based on the strength of his writing in Platoon, Stone was hired to write the screenplay for Midnight Express The film was a critical and commercial success, as were some other Stone films at the time, but most studios were still reluctant to finance The Platoon, because it was about the unpopular Vietnam War.
After the release of The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Nowthe studios then cited the perception that these films were considered the pinnacle of the Vietnam War film genre as reasons not to make The Platoon. Stone began to think The Platoon would never be made.
De Laurentiis secured financing for The Platoon, but he struggled to find a distributor. Once again, this was a project that Stone had struggled to secure financing for, but Daly loved the script and was prepared to finance both Salvador and The Platoon. Stone shot Salvador first, before turning his attention to what was by now called Platoon.
The production was almost canceled because of the political upheaval in the countrydue to then-president Ferdinand Marcos.
With the help of well-known Asian producer Mark Hill, the shoot commenced, as scheduled, two days after Marcos fled the country. The production made a deal with the Philippine military for the use of military equipment.
Denzel Washington expressed interest in playing the role of Elias. Led by Vietnam War veteran Dale Dyetraining put the principal actors—including Sheen, Dafoe, Depp and Whitaker —through an immersive day military-style training regimen. They limited how much food and water they could drink and eat and when the actors slept, fired blanks to keep the tired actors awake.Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products/5(6).
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The Wounded Platoon Season 28 Episode 12 | 1h 25m 47s How a platoon of soldiers, changed by war. is battling mental health disorders that many blame for their violent, self-destructive behavior.
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Third Platoon, Charlie Company. What happened to them in Iraq, and what happened when they came home.