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Johnny Got His Gun [DVD] [English] [1971]
  • SKU: 17642678
  • Release Date: 04/28/2009
  • Rating: NR
  • 4.7 (3)
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features

  • Dalton Trumbo: Rebel In Hollywood
  • New interview with Timothy Bottoms
  • Metallica Music Video "One"
  • Rare behind-the scenes footage with Commentary by Timohty Bottoms and Director Of Photography Jules Brenner
  • 1940 Radio Adaptation of Johnny Got His Gun starring James Cagney
  • Johnny Got His Gun Article from American Cinematographer (1971)
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Closed Captioned


Johnny Got His Gun
The author of the famous late 1930's antiwar book Johnny Got His Gun wrote and directed this film adaptation. It concerns a nameless young soldier (Timothy Bottoms) in a veteran's hospital in the World War I period. The young man has had his face blown off, he is without the use of any of his senses save touch, and also has no arms or legs. He is in a coma at the beginning of the film, and his doctors doubt that he will regain consciousness. This is also what they hope. A nurse, while changing his dressings, discovers that he is awake and responsive. The unrelieved awfulness of his situation is apparent to many. However, in order to keep the "good order" of the military, the regular Army general commanding the hospital will not allow the boy to be seen or his family notified, nor will he permit anyone to perform a mercy killing. Interspersed with this horror are flashbacks of the youth's life before the war. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Craig Bovia - Little Guy
  • Peter Brocco
    Peter Brocco - Ancient Prelate
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    Judy Howard Chaikin - Bakery Girl
  • Eric Christmas
    Eric Christmas - Cpl. Timlon
  • Ken Clark
    Ken Clark - Hospital Official

Overall Customer Rating

4.7 (3 Reviews)
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