Movie Monday

This week I give you an interview on the background of making the movie, “Born on the Fourth of July”. There is R rated language in the video, so be warned. I am a product of the sixties, and I believe in the point of this film.

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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.
Release date: December 20, 1989 (USA)
Director: Oliver Stone
Screenplay: Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic

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