a very fine film. slightly disguised as an action film, but this is much more an investigation into the psyche of soldiers in extreme combat situations. platoon is pretty soul-wrenching, but really compelling.
all the cast is pretty good, and while charlie sheen normally has that Leslie Neilson curse where you expect him to do something funny at any moment, he plays the lost soldier incredibly well.
it's one of those classics that are actually worth watching.