Inside Platoon with Filmmaker Oliver Stone
The Real Story: Platoon - Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning film Platoon brought the true horror of
the Vietnam War to the big screen. Based on Stone's own experiences as a
soldier in the conflict, the film captivated millions of viewers all
over the world. But how much of the film was real and how much was
To reveal the real story, Smithsonian Channel (Sunday, 8pm) recreate scenes; uncover
a radio transmission from the battle that inspired the movie's climax,
and interview writer/director Oliver Stone and cast member Willem Dafoe.