Born on the Fourth of July

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In the mid 1960s, suburban New York teenager Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) enlists in the Marines, fulfilling what he sees as his patriotic duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he accidentally kills a fellow soldier during a retreat and later becomes... read more
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In the mid 1960s, suburban New York teenager Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) enlists in the Marines, fulfilling what he sees as his patriotic duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he accidentally kills a fellow soldier during a retreat and later becomes permanently paralyzed in battle. Returning home to an uncaring Veterans Administration bureaucracy and to people on both sides of the political divide who don't understand what he went through, Kovic becomes an impassioned critic of the war.

Original Release

01/05/1990

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Cast

Tom Cruise Ron Kovic
Raymond J. Barry Mr. Kovic
Caroline Kava Mrs. Kovic
Holly Marie Combs Jenny
Kyra Sedgwick Donna, Ron's Girlfriend
Tom Berenger Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes
Rob Camilletti Tommy Finnelli
Stephen Baldwin Billy Vorsovich
Mark Moses Optimistic Doctor - VA Hospital
Vivica A. Fox Hooker - VA Hospital
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Oliver Stone

Writers

Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic

Cast

Tom Cruise Ron Kovic
Raymond J. Barry Mr. Kovic
Caroline Kava Mrs. Kovic
Holly Marie Combs Jenny
Kyra Sedgwick Donna, Ron's Girlfriend
Tom Berenger Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes
Rob Camilletti Tommy Finnelli
Stephen Baldwin Billy Vorsovich
Mark Moses Optimistic Doctor - VA Hospital
Vivica A. Fox Hooker - VA Hospital
Lili Taylor Jamie Wilson - Georgia
Jerry Levine Steve Boyer
Willem Dafoe Charlie - Villa Dulce
Josh Evans Tommy Kovic
Bob Gunton Doctor #1 - VA Hospital
Cordelia González María Elena, Hooker - Villa Dulce
Tony Frank Mr. Wilson - Georgia
Jayne Haynes Mrs. Wilson - Georgia
Anne Bobby Suzanne Kovic
Richard Panebianco Joey Walsh

Producers

Editors

David Brenner, Joe Hutshing

1990 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1990 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1990 Oscar Best Director Won
1990 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Nominated
1990 Oscar Best Cinematography Nominated
1990 Oscar Best Sound Nominated
1990 Oscar Best Film Editing Won
1990 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Nominated
1990 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Won
1990 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Won
1990 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Won
1990 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Won
1990 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
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