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Born on the Fourth of JulyIn the mid 1960s, suburban New York teenager Ron Kovic enlists in the Marines, fulfilling what he sees as his patriotic duty. Coming from the Vietnam war, paralyzed Ron becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.Keywords:
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Directors of "Born on the Fourth of July"Oliver StoneBirthdate: 15 September 1946, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Born on the Fourth of July"Ron KovicBirthdate: 4 July 1946, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USAOliver StoneBirthdate: 15 September 1946, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "Born on the Fourth of July"VarietyJune 06, 2008
Tom Cruise, who takes Kovic from clean-cut eager teen to impassioned long-haired activist, is stunning.Time OutJune 24, 2006
A compelling, elegiac film, particularly encouraging after the simplified morality of Platoon.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
Born on the Fourth of July is...the most ambitious nondocumentary film yet made about the entire Vietnam experience.Rolling StoneMay 12, 2001
Stone has found in Cruise the ideal actor to anchor the movie with simplicity and strength.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
This is an impassioned movie, made with conviction and evangelical verve. It's also hysterical and overbearing and alienating.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
Stone has created a film whose overblown parts add up to far less than the epic whole he had in mind.LarsenOnFilmSeptember 19, 2016
...a tale of American masculinity undone.Creative LoafingAugust 08, 2012
Not counting his iconic themes for such blockbusters as Star Wars and Jaws, this might feature John Williams' best music score to date.BrianOrndorf.comJuly 04, 2012
An exceptional feature on every level of execution, also displaying a rare sensitivity to Stone that he would spend the rest of his career trying to bury in violence and experimentation.Common Sense MediaJanuary 02, 2011
Unflinching story of Vietnam vet turned activist.TV GuideDecember 21, 2008
Cruise's impassioned performance as Kovic is an impressive accomplishment.Film4December 21, 2008
Not the sort of movie you actually enjoy, but its thought-provoking subject matter and haunting images are not easily forgotten.
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