Platoon Leader 1988

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Platoon Leader

Platoon Leader

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.

TitlePlatoon Leader
Release DateOctober 1st, 1988
GenresDrama, War
Runtime
DirectorsAaron Norris, Miguel Gil
WritersHarry Alan Towers, Rick Marx, Andrew Deutsch, David L. Walker, James R. McDonough
Production CompaniesBreton Film Productions, Cannon Group
Production CountryUnited States of America
Plot Keywordsvietnam, vietnam war, vietcong, u.s. army
Michael Dudikoff
Michael Dudikoff
Lt. Jeff Knight
Robert F. Lyons
Robert F. Lyons
Sgt. Michael McNamara
Michael DeLorenzo
Michael DeLorenzo
Raymond Bacera
Jesse Dabson
Jesse Dabson
Joshua Parker
Michael Rider
Michael Rider
Pvt. Don Pike
William Smith
William Smith
Major Flynn
October 1st, 1988