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  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
  • R
    145 min | Biography, Drama, War
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
145 min | Biography, Drama, War

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country for which he fought.
Ron Kovic (based on the book by) (screenplay by) | Oliver Stone (screenplay by)
A. Kitman Ho (produced by) | Lope V. Juban Jr. | Oliver Stone (produced by)
David Brenner | Joe Hutshing (co-editor)
Casting Directors
Risa Bramon Garcia (as Risa Bramon) | Billy Hopkins
Production Designer
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Release date
Jan 5, 1990 (United States)


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187 cast members
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Tom Cruise
Ron Kovic Ron Kovic   See fewer
Bryan Larkin
Young Ron Young Ron   See fewer
Raymond J. Barry
Mr. Kovic Mr. Kovic   See fewer
Caroline Kava
Mrs. Kovic Mrs. Kovic   See fewer
Josh Evans
Tommy Kovic Tommy Kovic   See fewer
Seth Allen
Young Tommy Young Tommy   See fewer
Jamie Talisman
Jimmy Kovic Jimmy Kovic   See fewer
Sean Stone
Young Jimmy Young Jimmy   See fewer
Anne Bobby
Susanne Kovic Susanne Kovic   See fewer
Jenna von Oÿ
Young Susanne Young Susanne   See fewer
Samantha Larkin
Patty Kovic Patty Kovic   See fewer
Erika Geminder
Young Patty Young Patty   See fewer
Amanda Davis
Baby Patty Baby Patty   See fewer
Kevin Harvey Morse
Jackie Kovic Jackie Kovic   See fewer
John Getz
Marine Major Marine Major   See fewer
David Warshofsky
Lieutenant Lieutenant   See fewer
Jason Gedrick
Martinez Martinez   See fewer
Paul Abbott
Platoon Platoon   See fewer
Bill Allen
Platoon Platoon   See fewer
William Baldwin
Platoon Platoon   See fewer
Claude Brooks
Platoon Platoon   See fewer
Michael Guess
Platoon (as Michael Smith Guess) Platoon (as Michael Smith Guess)   See fewer
James Le Gros
Platoon (as James Legros) Platoon (as James Legros)   See fewer
William Mapother
Platoon (as William R. Mapother) Platoon (as William R. Mapother)   See fewer
Byron Minns
Platoon Platoon   See fewer
Ben Wright
Platoon Platoon   See fewer
R.D. Call
Chaplain Chaplain   See fewer
John Falch
Corpsman Corpsman   See fewer
Dan Furnad
Corpsman Corpsman   See fewer
Fred Geise
Corpsman Corpsman   See fewer
Greg Hackbarth
Corpsman Corpsman   See fewer
Donald Wilson
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Jessica Prunell
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Jason Klein
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Jerry Levine
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Lane R. Davis
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Richard Panebianco
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Johnny Pinto
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Rob Camilletti
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J.R. Nutt
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Stephen Baldwin
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Michael McTighe
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Tom Berenger
Recruiting Sergeant Recruiting Sergeant   See fewer
Richard Haus
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Mel Allen
Self (voice) Self (voice)   See fewer
Ed Lauter
Legion Commander Legion Commander   See fewer
Liz Moore
Fat Lady at Parade Fat Lady at Parade   See fewer
Sean McGraw
Young Donna's Father Young Donna's Father   See fewer
Oliver Stone
News Reporter News Reporter   See fewer
Dale Dye
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Norma Moore
Massapequa Mom Massapequa Mom   See fewer
Stacey Moseley
Young Donna's Friend Young Donna's Friend   See fewer
Mike Miller
Neighbor Neighbor   See fewer
Ellen Pasternack
Neighbor Neighbor   See fewer
Joy Zapata
Neighbor Neighbor   See fewer
Bob Tillotson
Truck Driver Truck Driver   See fewer
Corkey Ford
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Aide #2 Aide #2   See fewer
Chris Pedersen
Aide #3 Aide #3   See fewer
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Patient #1 Patient #1   See fewer
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David Neidorf
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Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Ron Kovic
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