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Born on the Fourth of July

23 Ratings: 2.1
A movie directed by Oliver Stone

Set in the years between 1956 and 1976; Produced and released in 1989.      One of the best films made about the devastating impact of the Vietnam War on the body politic, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY is superbly executed by director … see full wiki

Director: Oliver Stone
Genre: Drama, War
Release Date: 1989, December 20, 1989
MPAA Rating: R
1 review about Born on the Fourth of July

Tom Cruise shines in this second part of Oliver Stone's Vietnam War trilogy.

  • May 13, 2009
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Born on the Fourth of July follows the life of Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) a high school athlete from a east coast working class family who's proud of God and country and when duty calls, he volunteers for the U.S. Marines. During his second tour of duty, his life changes. Can Kovic deal with his new lifestyle? Will his love for God and country be challenged by the ever changing environment of the 60's and 70's? To find out you'll have to watch Born on the Fourth of July.

Born was the second part of Oliver Stone's Viet-Nam trilogy. Tom Cruise was awesome in this movie. He may be a weird beard off screen but man can he act. Oliver Stone did a fantastic job as well, he made the film click on all cylinders and got a top notch performance out of Cruise. People may not like Oliver Stone's politics or his style of film-making, but I enjoy it and love his style (highly influenced by Costa-Gravas) . 

 I highly recommend watching the Viet-Nam trilogy and experience the times by a man who lived them.

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