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March 26, 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM | Chazen Auditorium
USA, 1989, 35mm, 144 min.
Directed by Oliver Stone
Cast: Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Willem Dafoe
Vietnam veteran Stone’s second movie to deal directly with the war is an adaptation of the autobiography of Ron Kovic. A gung-ho marine who was wounded and paralyzed during his second tour of duty, Kovic returned to the U.S. and became a leading anti-war activist. Born on the Fourth of July is solidly anchored by a powerhouse Cruise performance as Kovic and John Williams’ mournful Americana score, featuring trumpet soloist Tim Morrison.