- Original title
- Running time
- 118 min.
- United States
Sandy Kroopf, Jack Behr (Novel: William Wharton)
Drama | Disease. Friendship. Vietnam War. Animals. Birds
- Synopsis / Plot
- "Birdy" is a guy from Philadelphia, a Vietnam vet hospitalized for postwar trauma. Lying in a state of amentia, Birdy (Matthew Modine) fantasizes about birds in flight, an obsession that has haunted him since childhood. Now this fascination acts as a barrier to reality and the pain of his years in Vietnam. After doctors’ efforts fail to cure him, his childhood friend Al (Nicolas Cage)--also a discharged soldier nursing wounds from the war--is brought in to try to coax Birdy out of his hallucinations.
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