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Born on the Fourth of July Movie

80s Film Summary for Born on the Fourth of July

Summary

This 80ís movie tells us the story of Ron Kovic, a typical American adolescent who decides to fight for his country. Unfortunately for him, things arenít as they seem to be.

Born on the Fourth of July DVD

Plot

Born On The Fourth Of July begins with Ron Kovic, a young boy who lives in Long Island and wishes to fight for the principles in which he believes. For that reason, he enlists with the Marines and goes to Vietnam.

However, things do not go well for Kovic in Born On The Fourth Of July. During his second tour in this country, he is terribly wounded, ending in a veteran hospital with little or no attendance. Crippled forever, Kovic will look for a new meaning in his life.

Cast

Ron Kovic-Tom Cruise
Mr. Kovic-Raymond J. Barry
Mrs. Kovic-Caroline Kava
Tommy Kovic-Josh Evans
Jimmy Kovic-Jamie Talisman

Trivia

Al Pacino and Charlie Sheen were considered for the main role in Born On The Fourth Of July.

Tom Cruise, the actor who played the role of Ron Kovic in Born On The Fourth Of July, was born the 3rd of July.

Academy Awards:

Tom Cruise won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July.

Oliver Stone won for Best Director for Born on the Fourth of July.

John Williams won for Best Original Score for Born on the Fourth of July.

A. Kitman Ho and Oliver Stone, Producers won for Best Picture for Born on the Fourth of July.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Born on the Fourth of July was released to theatres on 12/20/1989 by Universal, and grossed $70,001,698 at the box office in the US.


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