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Born on the Fourth of July

(DVD - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Born on the Fourth of July
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Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, a young man who volunteered for the Vietnam War, was wounded, and returned paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He later became a new voice for those disenchanted with the war.
Title: Born on the Fourth of July
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2004]
Edition: Special ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (145 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Notes: Special features: feature commentary with writer/director Oliver Stone; NBC news archives : back story-Born on the Fourth of July.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1989.
Based on the book by Ron Kovic.
Summary: Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, a young man who volunteered for the Vietnam War, was wounded, and returned paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He later became a new voice for those disenchanted with the war.
Audience: MPAA rating R.
Awards & Distinctions: Winner of two academy awards including Best Director.
Local Note: 1 6 15 18 35 53 56 60 61 66 79 80 102 109 112 118 133 138 148 153 172 188 198 226 242 245 274
ISBN: 1417026111
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures presents an A. Kitman Ho & Ixtlan production, an Oliver Stone picture ; produced by A. Kitman Ho & Oliver Stone ; screenplay by Oliver Stone & Ron Kovic ; directed by Oliver Stone
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Richardson ; music by, John Williams.
Performers: Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0, or DTS 5.1; dual-layer.
Other Language: English or French dialogue with optional Spanish or French subtitles; English captions.
Subject Headings: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Moral and ethical aspects United States Drama. Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Social aspects United States Drama. Vietnam War, 1961-1975 United States Psychological aspects Drama. Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Veterans United States Drama. Pacifists United States Biography Drama. Disabled veterans United States Biography Drama. Kovic, Ron Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films-2004.
DVD-Video discs-2004.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2004.
Film adaptations.
Biographical films.
War films.
Fiction films.
Topical Term: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Pacifists
Disabled veterans
Publisher No: 26135
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Mar 16, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

Dec 11, 2013
  • re_discover rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I was really looking forward to watching this film, and I was very disappointed. I appreciated the way the combat scenes were done, as well as the harshness of the veteran's hospital. However, Ron's character was confusing and not relatable.

Poor movie. troubling buildup and when it gets going it is over. I would have rather had less of what it was and more of the story that wasn't told. The voice Ron Kovic became was not represented which would have made this potentially inspiring. Also, the acting was not convincing. Two Thumbs down.

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