Born on the Fourth of July Movie Poster
  • Released
  • February 23, 1990
  • R, 2 hr 24 min
  • Documentary Drama
  • 59 Fan Ratings

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Born on the Fourth of July Synopsis

Based on the autobiography of Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic, this powerful film earned fellow Vietnam vet Oliver Stone a Best Director Oscar. In one of his best performances, Tom Cruise stars as Kovic, a Marine wounded in a firefight and paralyzed from the chest down. Returning to a society that is indifferent if not hostile, he struggles to reconcile the rhetoric about the war with its reality, eventually taking a place at the front lines of the protest movement.

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Rated R | For Violence and Vulgar Language

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Common Sense Media says

Unflinching, violent story of Vietnam vet turned activist.

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