The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter (1978)

  • R
  • 183 min
  • USA, UK
  • drama, war
9/10

A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined.

Director: Michael Cimino

Writer: Michael Cimino, Deric Washburn

Stars: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter (1978)

  • R
  • 183 min
  • USA, UK
  • drama, war
9/10

A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined.

Director: Michael Cimino

Writer: Michael Cimino, Deric Washburn

Stars: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep

Its greatness is blunted by its length and one-sided point of view, but the film's weaknesses are overpowered by Michael Cimino's sympathetic direction and a series of heartbreaking performances from Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, and Christopher Walken.

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Main Cast


Content


Tagline: One of the most important and powerful films of all time!

Genres: drama, war

Keywords: vietnam veteran, pennsylvania, vietnam, party, escape, friend, viet cong, pittsburgh steelers

Categories: vietnam war, vietcong, russian roulette, Pennsylvania, wedding, hunting, saigon vietnam, russian american, homecoming, veterans hospital, southeast asia, return from war, blue collar, friendship, steel worker, post traumatic stress disorder, allegheny mountains, small town, fall of saigon

Certificate: R

Crew


Producer: Michael Cimino, Michael Deeley, John Peverall, Barry Spikings

Editor: Peter Zinner

Casting: Cis Corman

Director of photography: Vilmos Zsigmond

Original music composer: Stanley Myers

Associate producer: Joann Carelli, Marion Rosenberg

Details


Runtime: 183 min

Country: USA, UK

Language: English, French, Russian, Vietnamese

Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1

Color: Color (Technicolor)