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Born on the Fourth of July (1990)

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Henry Strzalkowski Henry Strzalkowski
(uncredited)
Delia Sheppard Delia Sheppard
Protesting War Widow
Christopher Robin Smith Christopher Robin Smith
FBI Agent - Republican National Convention
Dean Mauro Dean Mauro
Conventioneer
John William Galt John William Galt
Fat Republican
Ron Kovic Ron Kovic
Parade Veteran
Hillary Hickam Hillary Hickam
Prom Date
Réal Andrews Réal Andrews
Vet #3


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


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Vietnam War

13 years, 11 months ago at Nov 15 23:33
2 votes
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

5 years, 3 months 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

3 years, 11 months 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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Description: The second of three films by co-writer/director Oliver Stone to explore the effects of the Vietnam War, Born On The Fourth Of July tells the true story of Ron Kovic. The film is long but emotionally powerful; many consider it Stone's best work and Cruise's best performance. Both were nominated for Oscars, as was the film itself, but only Stone, who co-wrote the film with Kovic from the latter's book, won for Best Director. Synopsis by Don Kaye Read more at [Link removed - login to see] ... (more)
Release date: 5 January 1990
UPC: 025192020827
Tags: Drama (20), War (19), 1989 (15), Vietnam (12), Biography (8), Vietnam War (8), Based On Book (8), Political (8), Military (7), Friendship (7), Bar (6), Mexico (6), Speech (6), Nightclub (6), Bronx New York (5), Desert (5), Taxicab (5), Fourth Of July (4), 1980s (4), Military Officer (4)
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