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Birdy
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7.3 IMDB rating
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Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage
Al Columbato
John Harkins John Harkins
Doctor Weiss
Sandy Baron Sandy Baron
Mr. Columbato
Karen Young Karen Young
Hannah Rourke
Bruno Kirby Bruno Kirby
Renaldi
Nancy Fish Nancy Fish
Mrs. Prevost
George Buck George Buck
Birdy's Father


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Sandy Kroopf Sandy Kroopf
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A very good movie

1 year, 1 month ago at Oct 19 13:36
To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and I should definitely rewatch it at some point. First of all, I have been defending Nicolas Cage for as long as I could but, I have to admit it, his career has been seriously underwhelming the last 10 years and most of his movies are pretty much some garbage nowadays. It’s such a shame because, back in the 80’s, Cage was actually... read more
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Two boyhood friends return scarred from Vietnam. One is institutionalized for thinking he is the bird creature that he imagined as a child, and the other—physically handicapped but of sound mind—tries to reach his friend to discover what caused his retreat from reality. The film illustrates the human yearning to remember oneself as a spirit free of earthly suffering, and how the mind creates personal myths to sustain spirit and body.
Release date: 21 December 1984
UPC: 043396045798
Tags: Drama (7), War (5), Vietnam War (4), 1980s (3), 1984 (3), Mental Illness (3), Illness (2), Vietnam (2), Cannes Winner (2), Innocence (2), Mind (2), Sort (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Reality (1), Growth/healing (1), Mystery/thriller (1), MMG (1), Adapted (1), # Eng (1), Friendship (1)
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A very good movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and I should definitely rewatch it at some point. First of all, I have been defending Nicolas Cage for as long as I could but, I have to admit it, his career has been seriously underwhelming the last 10 years and most of his movies are pretty much some garbage nowadays. It’s such a shame because, back in the 80’s, Cage was actually one of the most interesting actors at work and this movie is a fine reminder. Indeed, it was actually a milestone for the thespian as it was his first major starring role. About the movie itself, it was a rather simple story about 2 Vietnam war veterans but what I enjoyed the most was the gentle tone developed in this movie. Concerning Alan Parker, I always had a weak spot for his work and I thin” read more

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