Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July

DVD - 2004
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Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, a young man who volunteered for the Vietnam War, was wounded, and returned paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He later became a new voice for those disenchanted with the war.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, 2004, c1989.
Edition: Special ed. Widescreen ed.
Branch Call Number: BORN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 145 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Cruise, Tom 1962-

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Triple_X_Rex
Feb 03, 2017

Tom Cruise seriously needs to take some acting lessons.

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Gizmo_Joe
Jan 11, 2017

Anything with Tom Cruise in it is bound to be bad - And this one is sure a stinker.

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Davidf05
Nov 07, 2016

I hate this movie. All Quiet on the Western Front,1930 is a much better made anti war film then Born on the 4th of July and the above movie that I mentioned. Oliver Stone treats history very bias.

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strider643
Mar 10, 2016

This film by Stone is very powerful and moving in parts. It really gets to the tragedy of American jingoism. The post-Vietnam family scenes are chillingly realistic. This is by far the best performance by Cruise in any film, since most of his films are pretty shallow and pointless action flicks. This film reminds you how terrible and challenging it would be to be a paraplegic. The fact that its based on Ron Kovics' autobiography makes the film even more memorable. Highly recommended.

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gwenahn
Oct 02, 2015

I was truly impressed by Tom Cruise's acting. I've never favored him, but thru this movie, wow, he IS a great actor!
I was entirely empathetic with those US Vietnam War veterans. Their feelings of frustration, anger, desertedness, and social despise devastated them, and they are just victims both or triple ways like by the government, the people, and by themselves.
It was painful to watch; I feel we need to embrace those war veterans and soldiers for their sacrifice regardless of ideological difference.
Excellent job, Tom and Oliver, the director!

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marx_bro
Jun 27, 2015

Hey? Everyone knows this movie but it was refreshing to watch again after (probably) 20 years. Relevant to today's geo-political morass we find ourselves' in. probably Tom Cruise's break-out role. A must watch for political / history buffs. True story!

aaa5756 Mar 16, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

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re_discover
Dec 11, 2013

I was really looking forward to watching this film, and I was very disappointed. I appreciated the way the combat scenes were done, as well as the harshness of the veteran's hospital. However, Ron's character was confusing and not relatable.

theodalton Sep 05, 2013

Poor movie. troubling buildup and when it gets going it is over. I would have rather had less of what it was and more of the story that wasn't told. The voice Ron Kovic became was not represented which would have made this potentially inspiring. Also, the acting was not convincing. Two Thumbs down.

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Jan 29, 2009

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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