Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) leaves his university studies to enlist in combat duty in Vietnam in 1967. Once he's on the ground in the middle of battle, his idealism fades. Infighting in his unit between Staff Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), who believes nearby villagers are harboring Viet Cong soldiers, and Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), who has a more sympathetic view of the locals, ends up pitting the soldiers against each other as well as against the enemy. Directed by Oliver Stone. [Google listing]

This film is rated "R"

A companion series to the Museum’s new Vietnam exhibit and forthcoming Project Welcome Home, the Museum will screen four films that explore the Vietnam War from the air, the ground, on the home front, and through the lens of soldiers, pilots, journalists and film makers. Films in the summer series include Platoon, We Were Soldiers, and Full Metal Jacket, and Rescue Dawn. An introduction to each film will be provided by a Vietnam veteran from the Distinguished Flying Cross Society.

Vietnam Film Series Dates

June 23 Rescue Dawn

July 29 Platoon

FREE with Museum Admission.