|Platoon 1986 R, 120 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Forest Whitaker, Francesco Quinn, John C. McGinley, Richard Edson, Kevin Dillon, Johnny Depp, Keith David, Reggie Johnson, David Neidorf, Mark Moses, Tony Todd, Chris Pedersen
Vietnam veteran Oliver Stone shows the horrors of war in the jungles of Vietnam as seen through the eyes of young recruit Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) and his platoon. Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe) is calm in the face of danger, but Sergeant Barnes' (Tom Berenger) violence and corruption often rise to the fore. While Chris watches the conflicts between the two sergeants and other members of his platoon, he must decide where his own values lie. The film won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director; four additional nominations were received, including Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe for Best Supporting Actor.
|The Principal 1987 R, 109 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Christopher Cain
Cast: James Belushi, Louis Gossett Jr., Rae Dawn Chong, Michael Wright, J.J. Cohen, Esai Morales, Troy Windbush, Jacob Vargas, Thomas Ryan, Reggie Johnson, Kelly Jo Minter, Ruth Beckford, Joan Valderrama, Rick Hamilton, Marty Pistone
The principal, Rick Latimer (James Belushi) of a high school used as a dumping ground for misfits works with, and against, the school's chief of security Jake Phillips (Louis Gossett Jr.) in this film about the problems of dealing with troubled teens.
|Seven Hours to Judgment 1988 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Beau Bridges
Cast: Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Julianne Phillips, Tiny Ron, Al Freeman Jr., Reggie Johnson, Glenn-Michael Jones, Shawn Miller, Christo Garcia, Tony Lee Troy, Nick Granado, Albert Ybarra, John Billingsley, Johnny "Sugarbear" Williams, Don Creery
David Reardon's (Ron Leibman) wife is robbed, and left for dead on the street. Judge John Eden (Beau Bridges) is assigned to the hearing of a street gang that is accused of the crime and rejects a plea from David for a delay. Finding a lack of evidence, the judge sets the gang members free. When David's wife later dies, he kidnaps the judge's wife, rigs a warehouse with booby traps and surveillance cameras to watch her, and tells the judge that he has seven hours to find the evidence to convict the gang members. Thus, the judge must hit the dangerous streets to obtain the evidence.
|1. Platoon (1986)|
2. The Principal (1987)
3. Seven Hours to Judgment (1988)
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