Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

A story of innocence lost and courage found.

  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Release Date: 1989-12-20
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 1631 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 25min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Oliver Stone
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Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, Ron Kovic becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

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  • Tom Cruise

    as Ron Kovic
  • Raymond J. Barry

    as Mr. Kovic
  • Caroline Kava

    as Mrs. Kovic
  • Holly Marie Combs

    as Jenny
  • Kyra Sedgwick

    as Donna
  • Tom Berenger

    as Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes
  • Rob Camilletti

    as Tommy Finnelli
  • Stephen Baldwin

    as Billy Vorsovich
  • Mark Moses

    as Arzt
  • Vivica A. Fox

    as Hooker
  • Lili Taylor

    as Jamie Wilson
  • Jerry Levine

    as Steve Boyer
  • Frank Whaley

    as Timmy
  • Willem Dafoe

    as Charlie
  • Josh Evans

    as Tommy Kovic
  • Bob Gunton

    as Doctor
  • Cordelia González

    as Maria Elena
  • Tony Frank

    as Mr. Wilson
  • Jayne Haynes

    as Mrs. Wilson
  • Anne Bobby

    as Suzanne Kovic
  • Richard Panebianco

    as Joey Walsh
  • Tom Sizemore

    as Vet - Villa Dulce
  • Michael Wincott

    as Vet - Villa Dulce
  • Mike Starr

    as Man #1 - Arthur's Bar
  • Ed Lauter

    as Legion Commander
  • Daniel Baldwin

    as Vet #1 - Democratic Convention
  • Brian Tarantina

    as Vet #2 - Miami Convention
  • Dale Dye

    as Infantry Colonel
  • Norma Moore

    as Massapequa Mom
  • Stacey Moseley

    as Young Donna's Friend
  • Oliver Stone

    as News Reporter
  • Sean Stone

    as Young Jimmy Kovic
  • Jenna von Oy

    as Young Suzanne Kovic
  • Ellen Pasternack

    as Neighbor
  • Joy Zapata

    as Neighbor
  • John Getz

    as Marine Major - Vietnam
  • David Warshofsky

    as Lieutenant - Vietnam
  • Jason Gedrick

    as Martinez - Vietnam
  • Bill Allen

    as Platoon - Vietnam
  • William Baldwin

    as Platoon - Vietnam
  • Claude Brooks

    as Platoon - Vietnam
  • James Le Gros

    as Platoon - Vietnam
  • William Mapother

    as Platoon - Vietnam
  • Byron Minns

    as Platoon - Vietnam
  • Markus Flanagan

    as Doctor - Vietnam
  • R. D. Call

    as Chaplain - Vietnam
  • Corkey Ford

    as Marvin - VA Hospital
  • Rocky Carroll

    as Willie - VA Hospital
  • Chris Pedersen

    as Aide #3 - VA Hospital
  • David Herman

    as Patient - VA Hospital
  • Bruce MacVittie

    as Patient - VA Hospital
  • Damien Leake

    as Patient - VA Hospital
  • David Neidorf

    as Patient - VA Hospital
  • Paul Sanchez

    as Patient - VA Hospital
  • Billie Neal

    as Nurse Washington - VA Hospital
  • Richard Poe

    as Frankie - VA Hospital
  • Jake Weber

    as Donna's Boyfriend - Syracuse, NY
  • Reg E. Cathey

    as Speaker - Syracuse, NY
  • Edie Brickell

    as Folk Singer - Syracuse, NY
  • Joseph P. Reidy

    as Student Organizer - Syracuse, NY
  • Beau Starr

    as Man #2 - Arthur's Bar
  • Rick Masters

    as Man #3 - Arthur's Bar
  • John Del Regno

    as Friend #1 - Arthur's Bar
  • Melinda Renna

    as Barmaid - Arthur's Bar
  • Andrew Lauer

    as Vet - Villa Dulce
  • Ivan Kane

    as Vet - Villa Dulce
  • J.R. Nutt

    as Young Tommy
  • Begonya Plaza

    as Charlie's Hooker - Villa Dulce
  • Edith Diaz

    as Madame - Villa Dulce
  • Anthony Pena

    as Bartender - Villa Dulce
  • Peter Crombie

    as Undercover Vet - Miami Convention
  • Ken Osborne

    as Paraplegic #2 - Miami Convention
  • Alan Toy

    as Paraplegic #3 - Miami Convention
  • Chuck Pfeiffer

    as Secret Service Agent - Miami Convention
  • William Wallace

    as Agent #2 - Miami Convention
  • Eagle-Eye Cherry

    as Vet #1 - Miami Convention
  • Frank Cavestani

    as Vet #3 - Miami Convention
  • John William Galt

    as Fat Republican - Miami Convention
  • Jack McGee

    as Democratic Delegate - Democratic Convention
  • Jodi Long

    as Reporter #1 - Democratic Conventon
  • Michelle Hurst

    as Reporter #2 - Democratic Conventon
  • John C. McGinley

    as Official #1 - Democratic Convention, Pushing Wheelchair
  • Wayne Knight

    as Official #2 - Democratic Convention
  • Elizabeth Hoffman

    as Passerby #1 - Democratic Convention
  • Lucinda Jenney

    as Passerby #2 - Democratic Convention
  • Annie McEnroe

    as Passerby #4 - Democratic Convention
  • Réal Andrews

    as Vet #2 - Democratic Convention
  • Theresa Bell

    as Democratic Conventioner (uncredited)
  • Dean Denton

    as Marine Recruiter (uncredited)
  • Ron Kovic

    as Parade Veteran (uncredited)
  • Delia Sheppard

    as Protesting War Widow (uncredited)
  • Nick Nicholson

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Henry Strzalkowski

    as (uncredited)
  • Norman D. Wilson

    as Veteran (uncredited)
  • Frank Girardeau

    as Agent #1 - Miami Convention
  • Donald Wilson

    as Corpsman - Vietnam
  • Craig T. Nelson

    as Marine Officer
  • Jessica Prunell

    as Young Donna
  • Michael Guess

    as Platoon
  • Ben Wright

    as Platoon
  • Gale Mayron

    as Friend #2
  • Bryan Larkin

    as young Ron
  • Seth Allen

    as Young Tommy
  • Erika Geminder

    as Young Patty
  • Samantha Larkin

    as Patty Kovic
Production Oliver Stone Producer
Production A. Kitman Ho Producer
Camera Robert Richardson Director of Photography
Writing Oliver Stone Screenplay
Writing Ron Kovic Screenplay
Production Joseph P. Reidy Producer
Editing Joe Hutshing Editor
Writing Ron Kovic Author
Directing Oliver Stone Director
Production Clayton Townsend Producer
Sound John Williams Original Music Composer
Production Lope V. Juban Jr. Producer
Editing David Brenner Editor
Art Bruno Rubeo Production Design
Visual Effects Dion Hatch Visual Effects
Production Jane Bartelme Production Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Jean Ann Black Makeup Artist
Art Richard L. Johnson Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Judy L. Ruskin Costume Design
Visual Effects Robert Dawson Visual Effects
Art Derek R. Hill Set Decoration
Crew Gil Arceo Stunt Coordinator
Crew Robert Dawson Title Graphics
Production Chris Brigham Production Supervisor
Directing Stephen Lim Assistant Director
Camera Anastas N. Michos Steadicam Operator
Art Victor Kempster Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Martha Marek Beresford Hairstylist
Production Billy Hopkins Casting
Sound Scott Martin Gershin Sound Effects Editor
Production Joey Romero Production Manager
Production Risa Bramon Garcia Casting
Production Clayton Townsend Production Manager
Sound Jimmy Webb Additional Soundtrack
Directing Joseph P. Reidy First Assistant Director