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Oliver Stone’s “Platoon” is drawing tens of thousands of Vietnamese to watch the film on video in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, the Vietnam News Agency reported over the weekend. The disturbing war saga--played out on Vietnamese soil--is the first U.S. film about the Vietnam War to be screened in Ho Chi Minh City since the communist victory over U.S.-backed South Vietnam in April, 1975, the news agency said. The brief report did not explain how copies of the film were obtained.


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