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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Parents need to know that Born on the Fourth of July is a 1989 Oliver Stone movie based on the nonfiction book written by Ron Kovic, a gung-ho Marine whose hellish experiences during and after Vietnam transformed him into an anti-war activist. This mature drama contains extreme and disturbing verbal and physical violence and graphic scenes depicting the Vietnam War and the protests against it. Women and children are shown lying dead in pools of their own blood. Soldiers are shown falling to the ground after being hit in the head by bullets; gory injuries are shown. They should also know that the film includes scenes of sexual impotence and prostitution, with bare breasts shown. Profanity is frequent -- especially "f--k" and its variations. Alcoholism, PTSD, and the myriad frustrations of veterans are addressed. Unlike so many other movies that glamorize and romanticize war, this movie does not flinch from the horrors of battle and what so many soldiers try to live with after coming home from tours of duty.

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