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Title Born on the fourth of July [videorecording] / Universal Pictures presents ; an A. Kitman Ho & Ixtlan production ; an Oliver Stone picture ; produced by A. Kitman Ho & Oliver Stone ; screenplay by Oliver Stone & Ron Kovic ; directed by Oliver Stone.

Imprint Universal City, CA : Universal, [2004]

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Edition Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (2 hr., 25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the book by Ron Kovic.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.
Special features: feature commentary with writer/director Oliver Stone; NBC news archives : back story-Born on the Fourth of July.
Credits Director of photography, Robert Richardson ; editors, David Brenner, Joe Hutshing ; music by, John Williams.
Cast Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger.
Summary Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, a young man who volunteered for the Vietnam War, was wounded, and returned paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He later became a voice for those disenchanted with the war.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue, optional Spanish or French subtitles ; optional English captions for the hearing impaired.
Awards Academy Aawards (1989): Best Director (Stone), Best Film Editing (Brenner, Hutshing)
Subject Kovic, Ron -- Drama.
Disabled veterans -- United States -- Biography -- Drama
Pacifists -- United States -- Biography -- Drama
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- United States -- Drama.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States -- Psychological aspects -- Drama.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Social aspects -- United States -- Drama.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- Drama.
Genre/Form War films
Biographical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Stone, Oliver
Ho, A. Kitman
Cruise, Tom, 1962-
Sedgwick, Kyra.
Dafoe, Willem.
Barry, Raymond J., 1939-
Richardson, Robert, 1955-
Williams, John, 1932-
Kovic, Ron. Born on the Fourth of July
Ixtlan Corporation
Universal Pictures (Firm)
ISBN 1417026111
9781417026111
Standard No. 025192613524
Music No. 26135 Universal

 
    
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