Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
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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. Tom Cruise delivers a riveting and unforgettable portrayal of Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic in Oliver Stone's Academy Award®-winning masterpiece. Based on a true story, the acclaimed film follows the young Kovic from a zealous teen who eagerly volunteers for the Vietnam War, to an embittered veteran paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Deeply in love with his country, Kovic returned to an environment vastly different from the one he left, and struggled before emerging as a brave new voice for the disenchanted. Paralyzed from the chest down, U.S. Marine Ron Kovic returns home from Vietnam and finds renewed purpose protesting the war he once proudly fought.
- Born on the Fourth of July
- Drama War Biography
- IDMB rating
- 7.2 (98687 votes)
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- Oliver Stone
- Cordelia Gonzalez, Jerry Levine, Ed Lauter, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans, Bryan Larkin, Frank Whaley, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, John Getz, Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe
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