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Born on the Fourth of July

Drama
War
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date_range 1989-12-20 access_time 145 min

Plot

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.

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Cast

Ron Kovic
Tom Cruise
Mr. Kovic
Raymond J. Barry
Mrs. Kovic
Caroline Kava
Jenny
Holly Marie Combs
Donna
Kyra Sedgwick
Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes
Tom Berenger
Tommy Finnelli
Rob Camilletti
Billy Vorsovich
Stephen Baldwin
Arzt
Mark Moses
Hooker
Vivica A. Fox
Jamie Wilson
Lili Taylor
Steve Boyer
Jerry Levine
Timmy
Frank Whaley
Charlie
Willem Dafoe
Tommy Kovic
Josh Evans
Doctor
Bob Gunton
Maria Elena
Cordelia González
Mr. Wilson
Tony Frank
Mrs. Wilson
Jayne Haynes
Suzanne Kovic
Anne Bobby
Joey Walsh
Richard Panebianco
Vet - Villa Dulce
Tom Sizemore
Vet - Villa Dulce
Michael Wincott
Man #1 - Arthur's Bar
Mike Starr
Legion Commander
Ed Lauter
Vet #1 - Democratic Convention
Daniel Baldwin
Vet #2 - Miami Convention
Brian Tarantina
Infantry Colonel
Dale Dye
Massapequa Mom
Norma Moore
Young Donna's Friend
Stacey Moseley
News Reporter
Oliver Stone
Young Jimmy Kovic
Sean Stone
Young Suzanne Kovic
Jenna von Oy
Neighbor
Ellen Pasternack
Neighbor
Joy Zapata
Marine Major - Vietnam
John Getz
Lieutenant - Vietnam
David Warshofsky
Martinez - Vietnam
Jason Gedrick
Platoon - Vietnam
Bill Allen
Platoon - Vietnam
William Baldwin
Platoon - Vietnam
Claude Brooks
Platoon - Vietnam
James Le Gros
Platoon - Vietnam
William Mapother
Platoon - Vietnam
Byron Minns
Doctor - Vietnam
Markus Flanagan
Chaplain - Vietnam
R.D. Call
Marvin - VA Hospital
Corkey Ford
Willie - VA Hospital
Rocky Carroll
Aide #3 - VA Hospital
Chris Pedersen
Patient - VA Hospital
David Herman
Patient - VA Hospital
Bruce MacVittie
Patient - VA Hospital
Damien Leake
Patient - VA Hospital
David Neidorf
Patient - VA Hospital
Paul Sanchez
Nurse Washington - VA Hospital
Billie Neal
Frankie - VA Hospital
Richard Poe
Donna's Boyfriend - Syracuse, NY
Jake Weber
Speaker - Syracuse, NY
Reg E. Cathey
Folk Singer - Syracuse, NY
Edie Brickell
Student Organizer - Syracuse, NY
Joseph P. Reidy
Man #2 - Arthur's Bar
Beau Starr
Man #3 - Arthur's Bar
Rick Masters
Friend #1 - Arthur's Bar
John Del Regno
Barmaid - Arthur's Bar
Melinda Renna
Vet - Villa Dulce
Andrew Lauer
Vet - Villa Dulce
Ivan Kane
Young Tommy
J.R. Nutt
Charlie's Hooker - Villa Dulce
Begonya Plaza
Madame - Villa Dulce
Edith Diaz
Bartender - Villa Dulce
Anthony Pena
Undercover Vet - Miami Convention
Peter Crombie
Paraplegic #2 - Miami Convention
Ken Osborne
Paraplegic #3 - Miami Convention
Alan Toy
Secret Service Agent - Miami Convention
Chuck Pfeiffer
Agent #2 - Miami Convention
William Wallace
Vet #1 - Miami Convention
Eagle-Eye Cherry
Vet #3 - Miami Convention
Frank Cavestani
Fat Republican - Miami Convention
John William Galt
Democratic Delegate - Democratic Convention
Jack McGee
Reporter #1 - Democratic Conventon
Jodi Long
Reporter #2 - Democratic Conventon
Michelle Hurst
Official #1 - Democratic Convention, Pushing Wheelchair
John C. McGinley
Official #2 - Democratic Convention
Wayne Knight
Passerby #1 - Democratic Convention
Elizabeth Hoffman
Passerby #2 - Democratic Convention
Lucinda Jenney
Passerby #4 - Democratic Convention
Annie McEnroe
Vet #2 - Democratic Convention
Réal Andrews
Democratic Conventioner (uncredited)
Theresa Bell
Marine Recruiter (uncredited)
Dean Denton
Parade Veteran (uncredited)
Ron Kovic
Protesting War Widow (uncredited)
Delia Sheppard
Soldier (uncredited)
Nick Nicholson
(uncredited)
Henry Strzalkowski
Veteran (uncredited)
Norman D. Wilson
Agent #1 - Miami Convention
Frank Girardeau
Corpsman - Vietnam
Donald Wilson
Marine Officer
Craig T. Nelson
Young Donna
Jessica Prunell
Platoon
Michael Guess

Facts

Release date
1989-12-20
Status
Released
Runtime
2 Hours 25 Minutes
Budget
$14.000.000
Revenue
$161.001.698
Screenplay
Oliver Stone
Director
Oliver Stone
Screenplay
Ron Kovic
Author
Ron Kovic
Production companies
Universal Pictures, Ixtlan
Genres
DramaWar
Homepage
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