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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

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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 he fought for.
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Ron Kovic (book) (screenplay) | Oliver Stone (screenplay)
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$ 14,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 172,021
Gross (USA)
$ 70,001,698
Gross (World)
$ 161,001,698
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Release date
Jan 5, 1990 (United States)

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Tom Cruise
Ron Kovic Ron Kovic   See fewer
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Raymond J. Barry
Mr. Kovic Mr. Kovic   See fewer
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Caroline Kava
Mrs. Kovic Mrs. Kovic   See fewer
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Josh Evans
Tommy Kovic Tommy Kovic   See fewer
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Jamie Talisman
Jimmy Kovic Jimmy Kovic   See fewer
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Anne Bobby
Suzanne Kovic Suzanne Kovic   See fewer
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Patty Kovic Patty Kovic   See fewer
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Recruiting Sgt. Bowers Recruiting Sgt. Bowers   See fewer
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Jackie Kovic Jackie Kovic   See fewer
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Donna, Ron's Girlfriend Donna, Ron's Girlfriend   See fewer
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