Born On the Fourth of July [Special Edition] [DVD] [1989]

Director Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning feature arrives on DVD in fine form in Universal Studios' special-edition release. The feature is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and offers audio rendered in English Dolby Digital Stereo. In addition to the film itself, this disc also offers feature commentary by the director and the archival NBC News featurette "Back Story -- Born on the Fourth of July.
$7.99
Cardmember Offers

Complete Your Purchase

Item you're currently viewing

Born On the Fourth of July [Special Edition] (DVD)  (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV)  (English/French)  1989 - Larger Front
  • Born On the Fourth of July [Special Edition] (DVD) (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) (English/French) 1989
  • $7.99
plus

Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.55 out of 5 stars.
4.5
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (41 out of 43)

Special Features

  • Feature commentary with writer/director Oliver Stone
  • NBC news archives: Back story - Born on the Fourth of July

Synopsis

Born on the Fourth of July
The second of three films by co-writer/director Oliver Stone to explore the effects of the Vietnam War (Platoon and Heaven and Earth are the others), Born On The Fourth Of July tells the true story of Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise), a patriotic, All-American small town athlete who shocks his family by enlisting with the Marines to fight in the Vietnam War. Once he is overseas, however, Kovic's gung-ho enthusiasm turns to horror and confusion when he accidentally kills one of his own men in a firefight. His downfall is furthered by a bullet wound that leaves him paralyzed from the chest down. He returns home, spends an appalling, nightmarish stint in a veterans' hospital, and follows an increasingly disillusioned and fragmented path that ultimately leaves him drunk and dissolute in Mexico. However, Kovic somehow turns himself around and pulls his life together, becoming an outspoken anti-war activist in the process. The film is long but emotionally powerful; many consider it Stone's best work and Cruise's best performance. Both were nominated for Oscars, as was the film itself, but only Stone, who co-wrote the film with Kovic from the latter's book, won for Best Director. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Tom Cruise
    Tom Cruise - Ron Kovic
  • Caroline Kava
    Caroline Kava - Mrs. Kovic
  • Kyra Sedgwick
    Kyra Sedgwick - Donna
  • Willem Dafoe
    Willem Dafoe - Charlie
  • Jerry Levine
    Jerry Levine - Steve Boyer

Overall Customer Rating

96%of customers recommend this product.

Most Helpful ReviewsSee all customer reviews

                  Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.