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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

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Tom Cruise Tom Cruise
Ron Kovic
Raymond J. Barry Raymond J. Barry
Mr. Kovic
Caroline Kava Caroline Kava
Mrs. Kovic
Josh Evans Josh Evans
Tommy Kovic
Jamie Talisman Jamie Talisman
Jimmy Kovic
Anne Bobby Anne Bobby
Suzanne Kovic
Samantha Larkin Samantha Larkin
Patty Kovic
Tom Berenger Tom Berenger
Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes


Written by
Ron Kovic Ron Kovic
(book)
Oliver Stone Oliver Stone
(screenplay)


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Vietnam War

10 years, 9 months ago at Nov 15 23:33
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This movie revisited so many questions in my mind especially with America's current situation in the Middle East. Oliver Stone conveys the unfathomable hardships and struggles that plagued veterans of the Vietnam War and Tom Cruise plays an important and memorable role in translating the real life of Ron Kovic.

Born on the Fourth of July

2 years ago at Jul 29 1:52
2 votes
Born on the Fourth of July just reminds me of why I’m so lukewarm to Oliver Stone on a good day, and loathe him on a bad day. While the center of the film is a solid story, an impassioned howl about Vietnam and its numerous wrongs, it is trapped within too many stylistic diversions and distractions.

The early sequences are meant to be slices of Americana, but they’re too hokey,... read more

A good movie

8 months, 3 weeks ago at Nov 28 13:36
2 votes
To be honest, it has been a years since I have seen this movie and I should really re-watch it at some point. Well, in Oliver Stone’s filmography, this movie definitely has a solid reputation but, even though I really loved 'Platoon', I didn't think his 2nd Vietnam feature was really so amazing. I mean, sure, it was a decent watch but I thought it was also rather over-sentimental and even someti... read more
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The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Release date: 5 January 1990
UPC: 025192020827
Tags: War (19), Drama (19), 1989 (16), Vietnam (13), Based On Book (8), Political (8), Military (7), Friendship (7), Vietnam War (7), Biography (7), Mexico (6), Bar (6), Nightclub (6), Desert (5), Taxicab (5), Speech (5), 1980s (5), Bronx New York (5), 1960s (4), Physical Therapy (4)
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“To be honest, it has been a years since I have seen this movie and I should really re-watch it at some point. Well, in Oliver Stone’s filmography, this movie definitely has a solid reputation but, even though I really loved 'Platoon', I didn't think his 2nd Vietnam feature was really so amazing. I mean, sure, it was a decent watch but I thought it was also rather over-sentimental and even sometimes even cheesy. Anyway, Stone still managed to get his 2nd Academy award for Best director and it is quite surprising that the movie was snubbed for the Best picture, especially in favor of the rather underwhelming 'Driving Miss Daisy'. Concerning Tom Cruise, this movie was also quite a milestone because it was his first high-profile dramatic role (he did show up in ‘Rain Man’ the year before” read more

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