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Platoon Leader / Soldier Boyz (Blu-ray)
by Jesse Skeen

Kino brings us a double feature of two Michael Dudikoff Vietnam flicks. The first, 1988's Platoon Leader is one of the most unashamedly titled movies I've ever seen, obviously meant to capitalize on the Oscar-winning Platoon which already had its fair share of knockoffs after its release, and perhaps mislead a few renters at the video store into picking the wrong one. Like the other copycat movies this takes place during the Vietnam war in the late 1960s. Dudikoff is Lieutenant Jeff Knight, who arrives to, well, lead a platoon of soldiers after their previous leader couldn't hack it- apparently going nuts and spending most of his time in his bunker before being sent home. The soldiers don't expect much more from Knight and he feels he needs to prove himself to them. He doesn't get off to a great start however as he's almost k...Read the entire review »

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