Born on the Fourth of July Overview
In the mid 1960s, suburban New York teenager Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) enlists in the Marines, fulfilling what he sees as his patriotic duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he accidentally kills a fellow soldier during a retreat and later becomes permanently paralyzed in battle. Returning home to an uncaring Veterans Administration bureaucracy and to people on both sides of the political divide who don't understand what he went through, Kovic becomes an impassioned critic of the war.
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Tom Cruise — Nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor, 1989
Tom Cruise — Won Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, 1989
Tom Cruise — Nominated for British Academy of Film & Television Arts for Actor in a Leading Role, 1990
Born on the Fourth of July cast and crew
Jerry Levine‘Steve Boyer’
Tony Frank‘Mr. Wilson - Georgia’
Raymond J. Barry‘Mr. Kovic’
Jamie Talisman‘Jimmy Kovic’
Cordelia Gonzalez‘María Elena, Hooker - Villa Dulce’
John Getz‘Marine Major - Vietnam’
Josh Evans‘Tommy Kovic’
Rocky Carroll‘Willie - VA Hospital’
Caroline Kava‘Mrs. Kovic’
Willem Dafoe‘Charlie (Villa Dulce)’
Bryan Larkin‘Young Ron’
Tom Cruise‘Ron Kovic’
Kyra Sedgwick‘Donna (Ron's girlfriend)’
Anne Bobby‘Suzanne Kovic’
Corkey Ford‘Marvin - VA Hospital’
Jayne Haynes‘Mrs. Wilson - Georgia’
David Warshofsky‘Lieutenant - Vietnam’
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