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1,563 Ratings

Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by Oliver Stone
United States, 1989
Biography, Drama


The true story of Ron Kovic, a patriotic, All-American small town athlete who shocks his family by enlisting with the Marines to fight in the Vietnam War.

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Born on the Fourth of July Directed by Oliver Stone

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1990 | 2 wins including: Best Director

1990 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture

Critics reviews

It fits squarely within the tradition of American-made Vietnam War films in its use of a coming-of-age structure to restore a sense of triumph and righteousness to a dishonorable period in our history; however, it is distinguished by the sustained fury of its attack. Stone drills this rebellious anger to the gut through a hyper-saturated, big-canvas expressionism that yields a battery of unforgettable images.
September 01, 2016
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