In this war drama directed by Oliver Stone, Berenger plays Sgt. Barnes, a hard core, but not heartless, American soldier fighting in the Vietnam war. Barnes fights the enemy alongside his fellow soldiers until a disagreement with Sgt. Elias turns deadly. Also starring Willem Defo, Charlie Sheen, and Kevin Dillon.
I remember reading the script and thinking ‘whoa, and I never doubted I could do it. I had a handle on it. I knew that Oliver had doubts and I knew that Dale [Dye] had doubts, but I knew exactly what I wanted to do with [the role]. I could see them being worried, but I wasn’t.