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Born on the Fourth of July (20-Dec-1989)

Director: Oliver Stone

Writers: Oliver Stone; Ron Kovic

Based on a book: Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic

Music by: John Williams

Producers: A. Kitman Ho; Oliver Stone

Keywords: Drama, Biography, Vietnam War

Follows Ron Kovic's journey from a volunteer to fight in the Vietnam War; through tragedies committed during the fog of war and his subsequent injury, suffering and disability; to his reawakening as an anti-war activist. Tom Cruise is exceptional, playing the role to perfection. Oliver Stone's first Vietnam War film Platoon (1985) dealt strictly with the war, this film concerns the aftermath. Won Oscars for Best Director and Best Editing; received 6 other nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Cinematography.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mel Allen
Sports Journalist
13-Feb-1913 16-Jun-1996 Sportscaster, Voice of the Yankees
Daniel Baldwin
Actor
5-Oct-1960   A Baldwin brother
Stephen Baldwin
Actor
12-May-1966   A Baldwin Brother
William Baldwin
Actor
21-Feb-1963   A Baldwin Brother
Raymond J. Barry
Actor
14-Mar-1939   Arlo Givens on Justified
Tom Berenger
Actor
31-May-1949   Platoon
Edie Brickell
Singer
10-Mar-1966   And the New Bohemians
Rocky Carroll
Actor
8-Jul-1963   Leon Vance on NCIS
Eagle-Eye Cherry
Musician
7-May-1968   Desireless
Holly Marie Combs
Actor
3-Dec-1973   Piper Halliwell on Charmed
Tom Cruise
Actor
3-Jul-1962   Flamboyant Scientologist
Willem Dafoe
Actor
22-Jul-1955   Last Temptation of Christ
Dale Dye
Actor
8-Oct-1944   Warriors, Inc.
Vivica Fox
Actor
30-Jul-1964   Booty Call
Jason Gedrick
Actor
7-Feb-1965   Promised Land
John Getz
Actor
15-Oct-1946   Blood Simple
Bob Gunton
Actor
15-Nov-1945   The Shawshank Redemption
David Herman
Actor
20-Feb-1967   MADtv
Abbie Hoffman
Activist
30-Nov-1936 12-Apr-1989 Steal This Book
Lucinda Jenney
Actor
23-Apr-1954   Rain Man
Wayne Knight
Actor
7-Aug-1955   Newman on Seinfeld
Ed Lauter
Actor
30-Oct-1940 16-Oct-2013 Character actor
James LeGros
Actor
27-Apr-1962   Drugstore Cowboy, Living in Oblivion
William Mapother
Actor
17-Apr-1965   The Grudge
Jack McGee
Actor
2-Feb-1949   Chief Jerry Reilly on Rescue Me
John C. McGinley
Actor
3-Aug-1959   Dr. Perry Cox on Scrubs
Mark Moses
Actor
24-Feb-1958   Paul Young on Desperate Housewives
Kyra Sedgwick
Actor
19-Aug-1965   The Closer
Tom Sizemore
Actor
29-Nov-1961   Heat, Robbery Homicide Division
Mike Starr
Actor
29-Jul-1950   Goodfellas
Oliver Stone
Film Director
15-Sep-1946   JFK
Lili Taylor
Actor
20-Feb-1967   Six Feet Under
Jenna von Oy
Actor
2-May-1977   Six LeMeure on Blossom
Jake Weber
Actor
19-Mar-1964   Joe Dubois on Medium
Frank Whaley
Actor
20-Jul-1963   The Jimmy Show
Michael Wincott
Actor
21-Jan-1958   The Crow

CAST

The Kovic Family
Tom Cruise   ...   Ron Kovic
Bryan Larkin   ...   Young Ron
Raymond J. Barry   ...   Mr. Kovic
Caroline Kava   ...   Mrs. Kovic
Josh Evans   ...   Tommy Kovic
Seth Allen   ...   Young Tommy
Jamie Talisman   ...   Jimmy Kovic
Sean Stone   ...   Young Jimmy
Anne Bobby   ...   Suzanne Kovic
Jenna von Oy   ...   Young Suzanne
Samantha Larkin   ...   Patty Kovic
Erika Geminder   ...   Young Patty
Amanda Davis   ...   Baby Patty
Kevin Harvey Morse   ...   Jackie Kovic
Vietnam
John Getz   ...   Marine Major
David Warshofsky   ...   Lieutenant
Jason Gedrick   ...   Martinez
Michael Compotaro   ...   Wilson
Paul Abbott   ...   Platoon
Bill Allen   ...   Platoon
William Baldwin   ...   Platoon
Claude Brooks   ...   Platoon
Michael Smith Guess   ...   Platoon
James LeGros   ...   Platoon
William Mapother   ...   Platoon
Christopher W. Mills   ...   Platoon
Byron Minns   ...   Platoon
Ben Wright   ...   Platoon
Markus Flanagan   ...   Doctor
R. D. Call   ...   Chaplain
John Falch   ...   Corpsman
Dan Furnad   ...   Corpsman
Fred Geise   ...   Corpsman
Greg Hackbarth   ...   Corpsman
Don Wilson   ...   Corpsman
Massapequa
Kyra Sedgwick   ...   Donna
Jessica Prunell   ...   Young Donna
Frank Whaley   ...   Timmy
Jason Klein   ...   Young Timmy
Jerry Levine   ...   Steve Boyer
Lane R. Davis   ...   Young Steve
Richard Panebianco   ...   Joey Walsh
John Pinto   ...   Young Joey
Rob Camilletti   ...   Tommy Finnelli
J. R. Nutt   ...   Young Tommy
Stephen Baldwin   ...   Billy Vorsovich
Philip Amelio   ...   Young Billy
Michael McTighe   ...   Danny Fantozzi
Cody Beard   ...   Young Danny
Ryan Beadle   ...   Ballplayer
Harold Woloschin   ...   Umpire
Richard Grusin   ...   Coach
Tom Berenger   ...   Recruiting Sergeant
Richard Haus   ...   2nd Recruiting Sergeant
Mel Allen   ...   Himself (voice)
Ed Lauter   ...   Legion Commander
Liz Moore   ...   Fat Lady at Parade
Sean McGraw   ...   Young Donna's Father
Oliver Stone   ...   News Reporter
Dale Dye   ...   Infantry Colonel
Norma Moore   ...   Massapequa Mom
Stacey Moseley   ...   Young Donna's Friend
Mike Miller   ...   Neighbor
Ellen Pasternack   ...   Neighbor
Joy Zapata   ...   Neighbor
Bob Tillotson   ...   Truck Driver
Veterans Hospital
Corkey Ford   ...   Marvin
Rocky Carroll   ...   Willie
Sami Chester   ...   Aide #2
Chris Pedersen   ...   Aide #3
Chris Walker   ...   Aide #4
Willie Minor   ...   Eddie
David Herman   ...   Patient #1
Bruce MacVittie   ...   Patient #2
Damien Leake   ...   Patient #3
David Neidorf   ...   Patient #4
Paul Sanchez   ...   Patient #5
Richard Lubin   ...   Patient #6
Norm Wilson   ...   Patient #7
Peter Benson   ...   Patient #8
Sergio Scognamiglio   ...   Patient #9
Billie Neal   ...   Nurse Washington
Richard Poe   ...   Frankie
Bob Gunton   ...   Doctor #1
Vivica Fox   ...   Hooker
Mark Moses   ...   Optimistic Doctor
Villa Dulce
Willem Dafoe   ...   Charlie
Tom Sizemore   ...   Vet #1
Andrew Lauer   ...   Vet #2
Michael Wincott   ...   Vet #3
Ivan Kane   ...   Villa Vet
Ed Jupp, Jr.   ...   Villa Vet
Michael Sulsona   ...   Villa Vet
Cordelia Gonzalez   ...   María Elena
Karen Newman   ...   Whore
Begonia Plaza   ...   Charlie's Whore
Edith Diaz   ...   Madame
Anthony Pena   ...   Bartender
Eduardo Ricaro   ...   Cab Driver
Syracuse
Abbie Hoffman   ...   Strike Organizer
Jake Weber   ...   Donna's Boyfriend
Reg E. Cathey   ...   Speaker
Edie Brickell   ...   Folksinger
Keri Roebuck   ...   Loudspeaker
Geoff Garza   ...   Young Radical
Joseph Reidy   ...   Student Organizer
Arthur's Bar
Holly Marie Combs   ...   Jenny
Mike Starr   ...   Man #1
Beau Starr   ...   Man #2
Rick Masters   ...   Man #3
John Del Regno   ...   Friend #1
Gale Mayron   ...   Friend #2
Lisa Barnes   ...   Friend #3
Melinda Ramos Renna   ...   Barmaid
Georgia
Tony Frank   ...   Mr. Wilson
Jayne Haynes   ...   Mrs. Wilson
Lili Taylor   ...   Jamie Wilson
Elbert Lewis   ...   Cab Driver
Democratic Convention
Jack McGee   ...   Democratic Delegate
Keri Roebuck   ...   Woman #1
Kristel Otney   ...   Woman #2
Pamela S. Neill   ...   Woman #3
Jodi Long   ...   Reporter #1
Michelle Hurst   ...   Reporter #2
John C. McGinley   ...   Official #1
Wayne Knight   ...   Official #2
Elizabeth Hoffman   ...   Passerby #1
Lucinda Jenney   ...   Passerby #2
Lorraine Morin-Torre   ...   Passerby #3
Annie McEnroe   ...   Passerby #4
Daniel Baldwin   ...   Vet #1
Brian Tarantina   ...   Vet #2
Real Andrews   ...   Vet #3
Frank Cavestani   ...   Vet #4
Miami
Peter Crombie   ...   Undercover Vet
Kevin McGuire   ...   Paraplegic #1
Ken Osborne   ...   Paraplegic #2
Alan Toy   ...   Paraplegic #3
Chuck Pfeiffer   ...   Secret Service Agent
Frank Girardeau   ...   Agent #1
William Wallace   ...   Agent #2
Chip Moody   ...   Television Anchor
Eagle-Eye Cherry   ...   Vet #1
Brian Tarantina   ...   Vet #2
Frank Cavestani   ...   Vet #3
Jimmy L. Parker   ...   Vet #4
William Knight   ...   Chief Cop
David Carriere   ...   Miami Hippie
John Galt   ...   Fat Republican

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