Platoon Leader

Platoon Leader (1988)

War is hell. This was worse...

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West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, experiences the manual doesn't allow coping with all realities and gets wounded. He returns, now fully respect by men and superiors. Besides the Vietcong, the platoon wrestles with the inscrutable villagers, which the G.I.'s officially protect, but also fear as some collaborate with them, other covertly with the Cong, either way subject to bloody reprisals.

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Sound George S. Clinton Original Music Composer
Art Emilia Roux Set Decoration
Editing Michael J. Duthie Editor
Production Harry Alan Towers Producer
Writing Harry Alan Towers Adaptation
Directing Aaron Norris Director
Writing Rick Marx Screenplay
Writing Andrew Deutsch Screenplay
Sound Patrick Cyccone Jr. Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Arthur Wooster Director of Photography
Sound Frank A. Montaño Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Richard Burton Sound Editor
Sound Kathy Siegel Foley Editor
Production Michael L. Games Production Manager
Camera Harmon Cusack Camera Operator
Directing Miguel Gil First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Katherine Dover Costume Design
Sound Robyn Williams Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Robyn Williams Costume Supervisor
Sound Joachim H. Hansch Music Supervisor
Writing David L. Walker Screenplay
Writing James R. McDonough Book
Costume & Make-Up Merryl MacKenzie Key Makeup Artist
Camera Dennis Kington Steadicam Operator