Born On The Fourth Of July
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1989
Director: Oliver Stone
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-613524
Running time: 2:24 (144 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 19, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#56)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
Tom Cruise delivers a riveting and unforgettable portrayal of Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic in Oliver Stone's Academy Award®-winning* masterpiece. Based on a true story, the acclaimed film follows the young Kovic from a zealous teen who eagerly volunteers for the Vietnam War, to an embittered veteran paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Deeply in love with his country, Kovic returned to an environment vastly different from the one he left, and struggled before emerging as a brave new voice for the disenchanted.

*1989, Best Director and Best Film Editing
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Genres
Drama
War
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Ixtlan Corporation
Media Companies:
 • Universal Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  DTS 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
Crew
Direction
Oliver Stone....Director
Writing
Ron Kovic....Original Material By
Oliver Stone....Screenwriter
Ron Kovic....Screenwriter
Production
A. Kitman Ho....Producer
Oliver Stone....Producer
Cinematography
Robert Richardson....Director of Photography
Film Editing
David Brenner....Film Editor
Music
John Williams....Composer
Sound
Tod A. Maitland....Production Sound Mixer
David M. Roberts....Sound
Wylie Stateman....Sound Designer
Michael Minkler....Sound Designer
Scott Martin Gershin....Sound Editor
Michael Minkler....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gregory H. Watkins....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Wylie Stateman....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Judy Ruskin....Costume Designer
Bruno Rubeo....Production Designer
Victor Kempster....Art Director
Richard L. Johnson....Art Director
Gordon Smith....Make-up Effects
Sharon Ilson....Make-up Artist
Rick Sharp....Make-up Artist
Cast
 The Kovic Family
Tom Cruise....Ron Kovic
Bryan Larkin....Young Ron
Raymond J. Barry....Mr. Kovic
Caroline Kava....Mrs. Kovic
Josh Evans....Tommy Kovic
Seth Allen....Young Tommy
Jamie Talisman....Jimmy Kovic
Sean Stone....Young Jimmy
Anne Bobby....Suzanne Kovic
Jenna von Oy....Young Suzanne
Samantha Larkin....Patty Kovic
Erika Geminder....Young Patty
Amanda Davis....Baby Patty
Kevin Harvey Morse....Jackie Kovic
 Massapequa
Kyra Sedgwick....Donna
Jessica Prunell....Young Donna
Frank Whaley....Timmy
Jason Klein....Young Tommy
Jerry Levine....Steve Boyer
Lane R. Davis....Young Steve
Richard Panebianco....Joey Walsh
Johnny Pinto....Young Joey
Rob Camilletti....Tommy Finnelli
J.R. Nutt....Young Tommy
Stephen Baldwin....Billy Vorsovich
Philip Amelio....Young Billy
Michael McTighe....Danny Fantozzi
Cody Beard....Young Danny
Ryan Beadle....Ballplayer
Harold Woloschin....Umpire
Richard Grusin....Coach
Tom Berenger....Recruiting Sergeant
Richard Haus....2nd Recruiting Sergeant
Mel Allen....Himself
Ed Lauter....Legion Commander
Liz Moore....Fat Lady At Parade
Sean McGraw....Young Donna's Father
Oliver Stone....News Reporter
Dale Dye....Infantry Colonel
Norma Moore....Massapequa Mom
Stacey Moseley....Young Donna's Friend
Mike Miller....Neighbor
Ellen Pasternack....Neighbor
Joy Zapata....Neighbor
Bob Tillotson....Truck Driver
 Vietnam
John Getz....Marine Major
David Warshofsky....Lieutenant
Jason Gedrick....Martinez
Michael Compotaro....Wilson
Paul Abbott....Platoon
Bill Allen....Platoon
William Baldwin....Platoon
Claude Brooks....Platoon
Michael Smith Guess....Platoon
James LeGros....Platoon
William R. Mapother....Platoon
Christopher W. Mills....Platoon
Byron Minns....Platoon
Ben Wright....Platoon
Markus Flanagan....Doctor
R.D. Call....Chaplain
John Falch....Corpsman
Dan Furnad....Corpsman
Fred Geise....Corpsman
Greg Hackbarth....Corpsman
Don Wilson....Corpsman
 Veterans Hospital
Corkey Ford....Marvin
Rocky Carroll....Willie
SaMi Chester....Aide #2
Chris Pedersen....Aide #3
Chris Walker....Aide #4
Willie Minor....Eddie
David Herman....Patient #1
Bruce MacVittie....Patient #2
Damien Leake....Patient #3
David Neidorf....Patient #4
Paul Sanchez....Patient #5
Richard Lubin....Patient #6
Norm Wilson....Patient #7
Peter Benson....Patient #8
Sergio Scognamiglio....Patient #9
Billie Neal....Nurse Washington
Richard Poe....Frankie
Bob Gunton....Doctor #1
Vivica Fox....Hooker
Mark Moses....Optimistic Doctor
 Syracuse
Abbie Hoffman....Strike Organizer
Jake Weber....Donna's Boyfriend
Reg E. Cathey....Speaker
Edie Brickell....Folksinger
Keri Roebuck....Woman
Geoff Garza....Young Radical
Joseph Reidy....Student Organizer
 Arthur's Bar
Holly Marie Combs....Jenny
Mike Starr....Man #1
Beau Starr....Man #2
Rick Masters....Man #3
John Del Regno....Friend #1
Gale Mayron....Friend #2
Lisa Barnes....Friend #3
Melinda Ramos Renna....Barmaid
 Villa Dulce
Willem Dafoe....Charlie
Tom Sizemore....Vet #1
Andrew Lauer....Vet #2
Michael Wincott....Vet #3
Ivan Kane....Villa Vet
Ed Jupp Jr.....Villa Vet
Michael Sulsona....Villa Vet
Cordelia Gonzalez....Maria Elena
Karen Newman....Whore
Begonia Plaza....Charlie's Whore
Edith Diaz....Madame
Anthony Pena....Bartender
Eduardo Ricard....Cab Driver
 Georgia
Tony Frank....Mr. Wilson
Jayne Haynes....Mrs. Wilson
Lili Taylor....Jamie Wilson
Elbert Lewis....Cab Driver
 Miami
Peter Crombie....Undercover Vet
Kevin McGuire....Paraplegic #1
Ken Osborne....Paraplegic #2
Alan Toy....Paraplegic #3
Chuck Pfeiffer....Secret Service Agent
Frank Girardeau....Agent #1
William Wallace....Agent #2
Chip Moody....Television Anchor
Eagle Eye Cherry....Vet #1
Brian Tarantina....Vet #2
Frank Cavestani....Vet #3
Jimmy L. Parker....Vet #4
William Knight....Chief Cop
David Carriere....Miami Hippie
John Galt....Fat Republican
 Democratic Convention
Jack McGee....Democratic Delegate
Keri Roebuck....Woman #1
Kristel Otney....Woman #2
Pamela S. Neill....Woman #3
Jodi Long....Reporter #1
Michelle Hurst....Reporter #2
John McGinley....Official #1
Wayne Knight....Official #2
Elizabeth Hoffman....Passerby #1
Lucinda Jenney....Passerby #2
Lorraine Morin-Torre....Passerby #3
Annie McEnroe....Passerby #4
Daniel Baldwin....Vet #1
Brian Tarantina....Vet #2
Real Andrews....Vet #3
Frank Cavestani....Vet #4
Ran Barker....Bobby The Mechanic (uncredited)
Ron Kovic....Veteran at Parade (uncredited)
Mark Edward Walters....Parade Attendee (uncredited)