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The Deer Hunter (8-Dec-1978)

Director: Michael Cimino

Writers: Michael Cimino; Deric Washburn; Louis Garfinkle; Quinn K. Redeker

Music by: Stanley Myers

Producers: Barry Spikings; Michael Deeley; Michael Cimino; John Peverall

Keywords: Drama, Vietnam War, Prisoner of War

Three small-town buddies go to fight in the Vietnam War; all are taken prisoner-of-war, and all are affected in varying ways. A most unsettling film, though long and with gaping holes in the plot. Won 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor; additionally nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Cazale
12-Aug-1935 12-Mar-1978 Fredo in The Godfather
Robert De Niro
17-Aug-1943   The Godfather: Part II
George Dzundza
19-Jul-1945   Max Greevey on Law & Order
Joe Grifasi
14-Jun-1944   The Bronx Is Burning
John Savage
25-Aug-1949   The Deer Hunter
Meryl Streep
22-Jun-1949   The Deer Hunter
Christopher Walken
31-Mar-1943   The Dead Zone


Robert De Niro   ...   Michael
John Cazale   ...   Stan
John Savage   ...   Steven
Meryl Streep   ...   Linda
Christopher Walken   ...   Nick
George Dzundza   ...   John
Shirley Stoler   ...   Steven's Mother
Chuck Aspegren   ...   Axel
Rutanya Alda   ...   Angela
Pierre Segui   ...   Julien
Mady Kaplan   ...   Axel's Girl
Amy Wright   ...   Bridesmaid
Mary Ann Haenel   ...   Stan's Girl
Richard Kuss   ...   Linda's Father
Joe Grifasi   ...   Bandleader
Christopher Colombi, Jr.   ...   Wedding Man
Victoria Karnafel   ...   Sad Looking Girl
Jack Scardino   ...   Cold Old Man
Joe Strnad   ...   Bingo Caller
Helen Tomko   ...   Helen
Paul D'Amato   ...   Sergeant
Dennis Watlington   ...   Cab Driver
Charlene Darrow   ...   Red Head
Jane-Colette Disko   ...   Girl Checker
Michael Wollet   ...   Stock Boy
Robert Beard   ...   WWII Veteran
Joe Dzizmba   ...   WWII Veteran
Fr. Stephen Kopestonsky   ...   Priest
John F. Buchmelter III   ...   Bar Patron
Frank Devore   ...   Barman
Tom Becker   ...   Doctor
Lynn Kongkham   ...   Nurse
Nongnuj Timruang   ...   Barfly
Po Pao Pee   ...   Chinese Referee
Dale Burroughs   ...   Embassy Guard
Parris Hicks   ...   Sergeant
Samui Muang-Intata   ...   Chinese Bodyguard
Sapox Colisium   ...   Chinese Man
Vitoon Winwitoon   ...   NVA Officer
Somsak Sengvilai   ...   VC Referee
Charan Nusvanon   ...   Chinese Boss
Jiam Gongtongsmoot   ...   Chinese Man
Chai Peyawan   ...   South Vietnamese Prisoner
Mana Hansa   ...   South Vietnamese Prisoner
Sombot Jumpanoi   ...   South Vietnamese Prisoner
Phip Manee   ...   Woman in Village
Ding Santos   ...   VC Guard
Krieng Chaiyapuk   ...   VC Guard
Ot Palapoo   ...   VC Guard
Chok Chai Mahasoke   ...   VC Guard


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