Born on the Fourth of July

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Powerful true story of Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic, showing his gradual change from a naive youth to an embittered paraplegic to a committed anti-war activist. Nominated for many Oscars, including Best Picture!
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Powerful true story of Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic, showing his gradual change from a naive youth to an embittered paraplegic to a committed anti-war activist. Nominated for many Oscars, including Best Picture!

Original Release

12/20/1989

US 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
Tom Berenger Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes / Recruiting Sergeant
Rob Camilletti Tommy Finnelli
Stephen Baldwin Billy Vorsovich
Mark Moses Optimistic Doctor / Arzt
Vivica A. Fox Hooker
(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
Tom Berenger Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes / Recruiting Sergeant
Rob Camilletti Tommy Finnelli
Stephen Baldwin Billy Vorsovich
Mark Moses Optimistic Doctor / Arzt
Vivica A. Fox Hooker
Lili Taylor Jamie Wilson
Jerry Levine Steve Boyer
Willem Dafoe Charlie
Josh Evans Tommy Kovic
Bob Gunton Doctor #1 / Doctor
Cordelia González María Elena / Maria Elena
Tony Frank Mr. Wilson
Jayne Haynes Mrs. Wilson
Anne Bobby Suzanne Kovic / Susanne 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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