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Platoon
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S = Sex
V = Violence
Platoon (1986)

Charlie Sheen (Major League, Two and a Half Men) stars as an idealistic college dropout who volunteers for service in Vietnam in this Oscar-winning war story from writer-director Oliver Stone (Natural Born Killers, Any Given Sunday). Co-stars include Willem Dafoe (The Last Temptation of Christ, The ... (Read All)

Format MPAA Rating Genre
DVD R Drama
DVD Release Date Run Time Distributor
12/9/1997 2 hrs. 0 min. Artisan Entertainment
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RATINGS SUMMARY
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Profanity Details
Words and Instances:
F-word(159), A*s(32), A*shole(9), Balls(2), B*stard(2), B*tch(6), Christ(7), C*ck(4), Damn(3), D*ck(9), God(3), Goddamn(15), Hell(8), Jesus(6), N*gger(1), Piss(1), Pr*ck(1), P*ssy(6), Sh*t(72)
Profanity Examples in context:
“Let’s do this whole f*ckin’ village!” - “F*ck you!” - “Get your a*s up the hill, you fat f*ck!” - “Kiss my a*s, man.” - “Sh*t, man, you try that, and Barnes will shove it right back up your a*s with a candle on it.” - “You ignorant a*shole!” - “I bet you that old b*tch runs the whole f*ckin’ show, man. She’d probably cut my balls off if she had the chance.” - “… tellin’ me how much you admired the b*stard.” - “Jesus f*cking Christ!” - “That c*cksucker knows what I’m saying.” - “Hot damn!” - “All right, you cheese d*cks, welcome to the ‘Nam.” - “God!” - “Goddamn it, you a*sholes!” - “Hell, I gotta paint myself white just to get me of them f*cking jobs.” - “Next time I catch you sprayin’ skeeter repellent on your f*ckin’ feet, I’m gonna court martial your n*gger a*s.” - “It’s gonna piss on us all night.” - “You don’t have to be a pr*ck every day of your life.” - “F*ckin’ p*ssy, man.” - “This sh*t won’t wash, you f*ckin’ puke!” - “And that goes for you, sh*t-for-brains.” - “I sh*t on all of you.”
Sex Details
Sexual Content Overview:
Sexual innuendos, including the words “balls,” “blow,” “c*ck,” “d*ck,” “pecker,” “p*ssy,” “rape,” and “suck.”
Sexual Examples in context:
A man complains that military officials are “trying to fight this war with one hand tied around their balls.” A man talks about military nurses: “They gonna give you blow jobs, you pay ‘em enough. I heard all about them white b*tches.” A man calls another man a “c*cksucker.” A man shouts “Ho Chi Minh sucks dead d*cks!” at Viet Cong soldiers. One soldier advises another to relax: “Just keep your pecker hard and your powder dry, and the worm will turn.” A man says, “I still like a piece of p*ssy once in a while.” A man declines to take part in a poker game: “Wouldn’t want to get raped by you guys.”
Nudity Overview:
Male buttocks.
Nudity Examples in context:
A man’s buttocks are visible as he urinates.
Violence Details
Violence Content Overview:
Blunt force injuries resulting in blood on clothing and person, blood splattering, unconsciousness, and death. Cutting injury resulting in blood on person. Explosion-related injuries with a character screaming in pain and resulting in blood on body and clothing, person on fire, severed limb, and death. Gunshot injuries resulting in blood spurting from wound, blood on clothing and person, and death with eyes open and closed. Stabbing injuries with no blood and resulting in death. General injuries depicted by blood on clothing and person, bloody wound, and bloody bandage. General injury resulting in death with eyes open. Corpses with blood on body and clothing, bloody wound, object protruding from body, severed limb, and eyes open. Rape injury with a character crying out in pain. Witnessing harm to loved one. Destruction by explosion and fire. Witnessing harm to a loved one. Verbal threats of death.
Violence Examples in Context:
A soldier beats an unarmed civilian to death with the butt of his rifle. As the blows land off screen, blood splatters onto another soldier’s face, and a sobbing woman pleads with him to stop. A man cuts another man’s face with a knife. A man screams in pain after an explosion; smoke rises from a hole in his shirt, and another man reaches in and pulls out a hot shell fragment. A soldier caught in an explosion emerges from a hut with blood all over his face and shirt and bloody stumps where his arms used to be. He falls over and dies. A soldier shoots a woman in the head; she dies, and blood spurts from the wound. A shot hits a man in the thigh; he has blood on his skin and pants. A man shoots another man in the chest; he dies with his eyes open. A man stabs himself in the thigh. A man with a bayonet stabs another man to death. A man has a bloody bandage around his eyes, a bloody wound in his head, and blood on his side, face, and clothes. An injured man dies with his eyes open. A corpse with open eyes and blood on its face and shirt is tied to a tree with a note pinned to its chest. A corpse has blood on its face and a bloody stump where its arm used to be. A woman is heard crying in pain off camera as she is raped. Soldiers set fire to villagers’ huts and blow up stores of rice. A military officer insists that a villager is lying to him, so he shoots a woman in the head and then tells his translator, “You tell him he starts talkin’, or I’m gonna waste more of ‘em.”
Words used as Character Slurs:
F-word(31), Animal(2), A*s(1), A*shole(8), B*stard(1), B*tch(6), Chicken(1), Crazy(2), D*ck(3), Dumb(2), Fag(1), Fat(1), Gook(12), Ho(1), Homosexual(1), Honky(1), Idiot(1), Lame(3), Liar(2), N*gger(1), Pig(1), Pr*ck(1), P*ssy(2), Rat(1), Redneck(1), Sh*t(5), Stupid(3), Suck(4), Ugly(1), Weird(1), General character slurs, General racist remarks
Additional Content
Other content:
Substance abuse. Illegal, dishonest, disrespectful, and irresponsible behavior. Tobacco use. Mature themes, discussions, and objects. Product placement.
Incidents:
Smoking illegal drugs. Contact with illegal drugs. Drug euphoria expressed through character actions. Inciting violence. Lying. Abuse of a corpse. Mimicking. Belching. Spitting. Urinating. Vomiting. Telling a person to “shut up.” Dereliction of duties. Cigarette smoking by main character and adults. Themes of death, gambling, and rape. Discussions of death, injury, and substance abuse. Scenes contain bloody objects, blood on person and clothing, and a severed body part. Products include: Budweiser, Marlboro, Kool, Motown, and Jack Daniels.
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