Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July

  • 1989
  • R
  • 145 min
  • USA
  • biography, drama, war

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.

Director: Oliver Stone

Writer: Ron Kovic, Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic

Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava

Led by an unforgettable performance from Tom Cruise, Born on the Fourth of July finds director Oliver Stone tackling thought-provoking subject matter with ambitious élan.

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  • Oliver Stone
    Oliver Stone
    William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director and screenwriter. Stone became known in the late 1980s and the early 1990s for directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as an American infantry soldier. His work frequently focuses on contemporary political and cultural issues, often controversially. He has received three Academy...

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Tagline: A story of innocence lost and courage found.

Certificate: R

Genres: biography, drama, war

Keywords: vietnam veteran, post traumatic stress disorder, bar, 1970s, wheelchair, vietnam war, desert, spit in the face, drunkenness, 1950s, 1960s

Categories: vietnam war, vietnam war veteran, drunkenness, protesting vietnam war, post traumatic stress disorder


Producer: Oliver Stone, A. Kitman Ho, Lope V. Juban Jr., Joseph P. Reidy, Clayton Townsend

Editor: David Brenner, Joe Hutshing

Casting: Risa Bramon Garcia, Billy Hopkins

Director of photography: Robert Richardson

Original music composer: John Williams

Costume design: Judy L. Ruskin

Production design: Bruno Rubeo

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 145 min

Country: USA

Language: English, Spanish

Sound Mix: Dolby

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Color: Color