Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July

  • R
  • 1989
  • 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

Screenwriters: 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.


  • 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...

Main Cast


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


Tagline: A story of innocence lost and courage found.

Genres: biography, drama, war

Certificate: R

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


Year: 1989

Runtime: 145 min

Country: USA

Language: English, Spanish

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby