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Born on the Fourth of July

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Original title
Born on the Fourth of July
Running time
145 min.
United States United States
Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic (Autobiography: Ron Kovic)
John Williams
Robert Richardson
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Universal Pictures
War. Drama | Vietnam War. Based On A True Story. Disability. 1960s. 1970s
Synopsis / Plot
Young Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) eagerly volunteers for the Vietnam War as a teen, but he becomes an embittered veteran when he is paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Deeply in love with his country, Kovic returns to an environment vastly different from the one he left, and struggles before emerging as a brave new voice for the disenchanted.
1989: 2 Academy Awards: Best Director, Editing. 8 Nominations
1989: Golden Globes: Best Drama Movie, Actor, Director and Screenplay. 5 nominations
1989: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Film and Actor (Tom Cruise)
1989: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nom. Best Director & Cinematography
1989: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Actor (Tom Cruise). 2 Nominations
1990: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
1990: 2 BAFTA Nominations: Best Actor (Cruise) and Original Screenplay
1989: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1989: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1989: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
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