A paralyzed Vietnam War veteran, feeling betrayed by his country, becomes a leading political human rights activist. Based on the life and autobiography of pacifist Ron Kovic.
An ambitious and visceral film, marked by the noteworthy performance from Tom Cruise in the leading role of Kovic. A social and political commentary and recount of the life of a courageous and great American hero.
Strong imagery, recounting an important period in the history of it’s country and a story told in a characteristic American fashion.
Signature direction from Oliver Stone. Described by critics as an American “apology” for the Vietnam War.
Born on the Fourth of July Cast: Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava