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USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox Film
Cast: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr, Tom Guiry, Shea Whigham, Tyler Cravens, Neil Brown Jr, Rhynell Brumfield, Keith Ewell, Stephen Fulton, Matt Gerald, Cole Hauser, Chris Huvane, Tory Kittles, Shamari Lewis, James MacDonald, Michael McGruther, Dane Northcutt, Afemo Omilani, Russell Richardson, Nick Searcy
Director: Joel Schumacher
USA: 109 mins
UK: 100 mins
USA Rated: R for violence, pervasive language, a scene of strong sexuality and some drug use
UK Certificate: 18 contains coarse language, strong violence and sex, and drug use
USA Release Date: 22 September 2000 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 18 May 2001
1971. A nation stands divided over the escalating war in Vietnam. Thousands of young Americans lie dead on foreign soil. And at Fort Polk, Louisiana, thousands more prepare to join them.
The spectre of combat hangs over the men of A-Company, Second Platoon, as they enter the final stage of infantry training. They will be sent to the war. But each man deals with this prospect in his own way. Private Jim Paxton (Matt Davis), notebook in hand, expects the war to inform his writing - a romantic notion drawn from Hemingway and James Jones. Miter (Clifton Collins, Jr) hopes to prove himself as a man. Cantwell (Thomas Guiry) simply resigns himself to the inevitable. And Wilson (Shea Whigham), with disturbing zeal, lusts for battle.
One man's defiance, however, galvanizes every member of the platoon. Soon after Roland Bozz (Colin Farrell) joins A-Company, the lines of opinion that divide the conscience of the nation begin to penetrate the ranks of the soldiers. Just released from the base stockade, Bozz wants out of the army, and he stages small acts of protest.
Bozz' disobedience triggers unexpected and far-reaching consequences. But nothing Bozz does can save himself or the boys in Second Platoon from Tigerland, a wilderness designated by the army for jungle combat simulation. Their last stop before the war.
Deep in the backwoods of Louisiana, with little hope of escaping Vietnam, Bozz rushes towards an action that no one - not even he - could have anticipated.