Bunny Chris regains consciousness the following morning, picks up an enemy rifle, and finds Barnes, who orders him to call a medic. He's laughing at you. | Filming & Production It wasn't going to kill people, but you felt comfortable with it. [8], Upon arrival in the Philippines, the cast was sent on an intensive training course, during which they had to dig foxholes and were subjected to forced marches and nighttime "ambushes," which used special-effects explosions. Sgt. : Wait! In a voice-over, he says that although the war is now over for him, it will remain with him for the rest of his life. Sergeant? Well, then court-martial me, motherfucker! Sgt. Elias takes Chris and two other men to intercept flanking enemy troops. "[18], Although the film was the subject of critical acclaim, it received some criticism for its depiction of African-American soldiers in Vietnam. No. [Junior's eyes bulge with suspicion and sudden terror, his demeanor totally alert now]. Filming took place in the Philippines in February 1986 and lasted 54 days. Sgt. Barnes ... Co-owned a restaurant with fellow Platoon (1986) star, Willem Dafoe called "Match", in New York City. In Platoon, I think John C. McGinley looks: Rain Man/Die Hard/Platoon/Raging Bull/Predator. I'm gonna put it in this boy's crotch, see if he can walk. It was released again on VHS in 1999 by Polygram Filmed Entertainment (who briefly held the rights to the film through its purchase of the Epic library). Barnes The film was a critical and commercial success, as were some other Stone films at the time, but most studios were still reluctant to finance The Platoon, because it was about the unpopular Vietnam War. DEN COURTMARTIAL ME MOTHERFUCKAH, bust my ass, send me to Long Binh, do your worst but I ain't walking no more. John Christopher McGinley (New York, 1959. augusztus 3.) You understand what I'm saying to you? John C. McGinley is an actor, most notable for his roles as Perry Cox in Scrubs, Bob Slydell in Office Space, and Sergeant Red O’Neill in Oliver Stone’s Platoon.He has also written and produced for television and film. You're just crying your little hearts out about Sandy and Sal and Manny. John Christopher McGinley (born August 3, 1959) is an American actor. The soundtrack includes "Groovin'" by The Rascals and "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding. You're real sorry, ain't you? Barnes During the attack, an NVA sapper, armed with explosives, destroys the battalion headquarters in a suicide attack. George is the kind of guy who prefers to stand in the back of the room with his head down, casually observing. [14] Stone confirmed in a 2011 interview with Entertainment Weekly that Mickey Rourke, Emilio Estevez and Kevin Costner were all considered for the part of Barnes. After his tour of duty in the Vietnam War ended in 1968, Oliver Stone wrote a screenplay called Break, a semi-autobiographical account detailing his experiences with his parents and his time in the Vietnam War. The blaze causes a few of the burning homes to explode, suggesting they contained hidden munitions kept by the villagers. Oh yeah, right away Sarge. Led by Vietnam War veteran Dale Dye, training put the principal actors—including Sheen, Dafoe, Depp and Whitaker—through an immersive 30-day military-style training regimen. Sgt. Sgt. Let's do this whole fucking village! Elias | Sgt. Chris later stops a gang rape of two girls by some of Barnes' men. The site's critical consensus reads, "Informed by director Oliver Stone's personal experiences in Vietnam, Platoon forgoes easy sermonizing in favor of a harrowing, ground-level view of war, bolstered by no-holds-barred performances from Charlie Sheen and Willem Dafoe. O'Neill Sarge? You understand me, Taylor? : [3], Upon its release, Platoon received critical acclaim for Stone's directing and screenplay, the cinematography, battle sequences' realism, and the performances of Sheen, Dafoe, and Berenger. [Elias, Barnes and O'Neill argue about what to do with the "cherries."]. She would probably cut my balls off if she had the chance. The platoon is sent back to the front line to maintain defensive positions, where Chris shares a foxhole with Francis. Junior is moaning as if he's dying, overdoing it by a mile]  You do your fucking worst! Although the screenplay Break was never produced, he later used it as the basis for Platoon. Come on, man, let's fucking do her, man. The younger man used his characters from the Break screenplay and developed a new screenplay, which he titled Platoon. The production made a deal with the Philippine military for the use of military equipment. : On their next patrol, the platoon is ambushed and pinned down in a firefight, in which numerous soldiers are wounded. Technical Specs, [In the foxhole Barnes checks the soles of Junior's bare feet. "[16], Stone makes a cameo appearance as the commander of the 3d Battalion, 22d Infantry in the final battle, which was based on the historic New Year's Day Battle of 1968 in which he had taken part while on duty in South Vietnam. I don't think I'm gonna make it out of here. Sgt. [to Private Taylor]  John Christopher McGinley (3. august 1959 -) je američki glumac, poznat po nizu zapaženih karakternih uloga kao što su narednik Red O'Neill u filmu Vod smrti i Bob Slidell u Office Space.Najveću popularnost je stekao ulogom Perryja Coxa u humorističkoj TV-seriji Scrubs. That night, a major NVA assault occurs, and the defensive lines are broken. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 88% based on 66 reviews, with an average rating of 8.32/10. I remember now. [sarcastically]  And the next time I catch you spraying skeeter repellent on your fucking feet, I'm gonna court-martial your nigger ass. John C. McGinley. In 1967, U.S. Army volunteer Chris Taylor arrives in South Vietnam and is assigned to an infantry platoon of the 25th Infantry Division near the Cambodian border. Shit. Yeah, sure you are. (Morrison never responded, but his manager returned the script to Stone shortly after Morrison's death; Morrison had the script with him when he died in Paris.) Send me to fucking Long Binh! John C. McGinley Net Worth. Sgt. While the platoon is being extracted via helicopter, they glimpse Elias, mortally wounded, emerging from the treeline and being chased by a group of North Vietnamese soldiers, who kill him. : [7], Stone responded by attempting to break into mainstream direction via the easier-to-finance horror genre, but The Hand failed at the box office, and he began to think The Platoon would never be made. John C Mcginley Platoon Quotes. Once again, this was a project that Stone had struggled to secure financing for, but Daly loved the script and was prepared to finance both Salvador and The Platoon. Bob, I got a bad feeling on this one, all right? John C. McGinley. What do you say? That's just great, Bob, and what do you want me to do? Get the full list of cast and characters in the movie Platoon. John C. McGinley was 26 in Platoon when he played the character 'Sgt. O'Neill, get me that centipede. Chris even leaves the fighting hole to pursue the enemy. Dale Dye, who played Captain Harris, the commander of Company B, is a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran who also served as the film's technical advisor. Junior : Sgt. Stone said that he was trying to break them down, "to mess with their heads so we could get that dog-tired, don't give a damn attitude, the anger, the irritation ... the casual approach to death". [7], Platoon was filmed on the island of Luzon in the Philippines starting in February 1986. Bolt's rigorous approach rubbed off on Stone. Holy shit! Bunny and O'Neill looking on. [22] Vestron reissued the film twice, in 1991 and 1994. Bunny The film was a box office success upon its release, grossing $138.5 million domestically against its $6 million budget. Stone's active duty service resulted in a "big change" in how he viewed life and the war. Platoon was the first Hollywood film to be written and directed by a veteran of the Vietnam War. [cracks]  Fucking woman, man. I need veterans out there. That's the way the gook laughs. Hey, O'Neill, take a break. [10] Filming was done chronologically. Stone claims that during that time, Sidney Lumet was to have helmed the film with Al Pacino slated to star had there been studio interest. And I think the camera is so much more ... that's your interpreter, as opposed to a pen. : Trivia (22) Was a Syracuse undergraduate before transferring to NYU, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1984. : Filmul reda povestea unui grup de soldati americani in timp ce patruleaza, lupta si isi pierd viata in razboiul din Vietnam, totul prin ochii unui tanar recrut. O'Neill John C. McGinley has 152 connections with other actors and actresses [23] MGM and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment release the film on DVD in 2006 for its 20th anniversary. After the release of The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now, the studios then cited the perception that these films were considered the pinnacle of the Vietnam War film genre as reasons not to make Platoon. The film, based on Stone's experience from the war, follows a U.S. Army volunteer (Sheen) serving in Vietnam while his Platoon Sergeant and his Squad Leader (Berenger and Dafoe) argue over the morality in the platoon and the conduct of the war. Because De Laurentiis had already spent money sending Stone to the Philippines to scout for locations, he decided to keep control of the film's script until he was repaid. Although having written films such as Midnight Express and Scarface, Stone struggled to get the film developed until Hemdale Film Corporation acquired the project along with Salvador. Says he can't walk. O'Neill Already on edge, the platoon is further angered when they discover an enemy supply and weapons cache in a nearby village. Oliver Stone - The Ultimate Collection. The movie crowds you; it doesn't leave you room for an honest emotion. Chris is immediately sent out with Barnes, Elias, and veteran soldiers on a planned night ambush for a North Vietnamese army force. [7] Willem Dafoe said "the training was very important to the making of the film", adding to its authenticity and strengthening the camaraderie developed among the cast: "By the time you got through the training and through the film, you had a relationship to the weapon. The intense, unblinking actor specializes in sarcasm, cynicism, and a used car dealer's unctuous insincerity, meaning he can play either wacky or sinister in both comedies and dramas. : Chris surmises that Barnes was responsible for mortally wounding Elias. This page was last edited on 27 January 2021, at 03:02. Seven. Francis, who survived the battle unharmed, deliberately stabs himself in the leg and reminds Chris that because they have been twice wounded, they can return home. Amazon.com: Platoon: Charlie Sheen, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, John C. McGinley, Oliver Stone: Movies & TV Inainte de filmari, toti actorii au trebuit sa reziste unui stagiu de 13 zile de pregatire intensiva. It made its DVD debut in 1997 through Live Entertainment. : Red, your guys stay in, but you go! Stone wrote the screenplay based upon his experiences as a U.S. infantryman in Vietnam, to counter the vision of the war portrayed in John Wayne's The Green Berets. Whether dark, morbid or nonsensical, John C. McGinley plays funny often, and he plays it damn well. At the base, Chris attempts to talk his group into fragging Barnes in retaliation when Barnes, having overheard them, enters the room and mocks them. Birth Name: John Christopher McGinley Age: 61, born 3 August 1959 Born and residing in: United States Height: 6' 2" Relationship Status: Married Partner: Nichole Kessler Lists John C. McGinley (5:16 PM) Sounds like a good problem to have, if you're being compared to Johnny, you're running in good company. Although Break was never produced, Stone decided to attend film school.[7]. You see that fucking head come apart, man? Yeah. : : Sgt. "[24] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 92 out of 100, based on 16 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". He further went on to criticise the film for perpetuating black stereotypes, stating the film "barely rises above the age-old Hollywood stereotypes of blacks as celluloid savages and coons who do silly things. It is the first film of a trilogy of Vietnam War films directed by Stone, followed by Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Heaven & Earth (1993). Junior : Sgt. Every character on this list is known for his humor. John C. McGinley - Stats. Yeah, that long, hairy, red and black bastard I found in the ammo crate. Sgt. 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