Born on the Fourth of July

A story of innocence lost and courage found

Categories: Drama, War
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1989-03-02
Run time: 145 minute / 2:25
Budget: $14,000,000
Revenue: $161,001,698
Director: Oliver Stone
Writers: Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic.
Production Companies : Universal Pictures, Ixtlan
Production Country: United States of America



Tom Cruise
as Ron Kovic
Raymond J. Barry
as Mr. Kovic
Caroline Kava
as Mrs. Kovic
Holly Marie Combs
as Jenny
Kyra Sedgwick
as Donna
Tom Berenger
as Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes
Rob Camilletti
as Tommy Finnelli
Stephen Baldwin
as Billy Vorsovich
Mark Moses
as Arzt
Vivica A. Fox
as Hooker
Lili Taylor
as Jamie Wilson
Jerry Levine
as Steve Boyer
Frank Whaley
as Timmy
Willem Dafoe
as Charlie
Josh Evans
as Tommy Kovic
Bob Gunton
as Doctor
Cordelia González
as Maria Elena
Tony Frank
as Mr. Wilson
Jayne Haynes
as Mrs. Wilson
Anne Bobby
as Suzanne Kovic
Richard Panebianco
as Joey Walsh
Tom Sizemore
as Vet - Villa Dulce
Michael Wincott
as Vet - Villa Dulce
Mike Starr
as Man #1 - Arthur's Bar
Ed Lauter
as Legion Commander
Daniel Baldwin
as Vet #1 - Democratic Convention
Brian Tarantina
as Vet #2 - Miami Convention
Dale Dye
as Infantry Colonel
Norma Moore
as Massapequa Mom
Stacey Moseley
as Young Donna's Friend
Oliver Stone
as News Reporter
Sean Stone
as Young Jimmy Kovic
Jenna von Oy
as Young Suzanne Kovic
Ellen Pasternack
as Neighbor
Joy Zapata
as Neighbor
John Getz
as Marine Major - Vietnam
David Warshofsky
as Lieutenant - Vietnam
Jason Gedrick
as Martinez - Vietnam
Bill Allen
as Platoon - Vietnam
William Baldwin
as Platoon - Vietnam
Claude Brooks
as Platoon - Vietnam
James Le Gros
as Platoon - Vietnam
William Mapother
as Platoon - Vietnam
Byron Minns
as Platoon - Vietnam
Markus Flanagan
as Doctor - Vietnam
R.D. Call
as Chaplain - Vietnam
Corkey Ford
as Marvin - VA Hospital
Rocky Carroll
as Willie - VA Hospital
Chris Pedersen
as Aide #3 - VA Hospital
David Herman
as Patient - VA Hospital
Bruce MacVittie
as Patient - VA Hospital
Damien Leake
as Patient - VA Hospital
David Neidorf
as Patient - VA Hospital
Paul Sanchez
as Patient - VA Hospital
Billie Neal
as Nurse Washington - VA Hospital
Richard Poe
as Frankie - VA Hospital
Jake Weber
as Donna's Boyfriend - Syracuse, NY
Reg E. Cathey
as Speaker - Syracuse, NY
Edie Brickell
as Folk Singer - Syracuse, NY
Joseph P. Reidy
as Student Organizer - Syracuse, NY
Beau Starr
as Man #2 - Arthur's Bar
Rick Masters
as Man #3 - Arthur's Bar
John Del Regno
as Friend #1 - Arthur's Bar
Melinda Renna
as Barmaid - Arthur's Bar
Andrew Lauer
as Vet - Villa Dulce
Ivan Kane
as Vet - Villa Dulce
J.R. Nutt
as Young Tommy
Begonya Plaza
as Charlie's Hooker - Villa Dulce
Edith Diaz
as Madame - Villa Dulce
Anthony Pena
as Bartender - Villa Dulce
Peter Crombie
as Undercover Vet - Miami Convention
Ken Osborne
as Paraplegic #2 - Miami Convention
Alan Toy
as Paraplegic #3 - Miami Convention
Chuck Pfeiffer
as Secret Service Agent - Miami Convention
William Wallace
as Agent #2 - Miami Convention
Eagle-Eye Cherry
as Vet #1 - Miami Convention
Frank Cavestani
as Vet #3 - Miami Convention
John William Galt
as Fat Republican - Miami Convention
Jack McGee
as Democratic Delegate - Democratic Convention
Jodi Long
as Reporter #1 - Democratic Conventon
Michelle Hurst
as Reporter #2 - Democratic Conventon
John C. McGinley
as Official #1 - Democratic Convention, Pushing Wheelchair
Wayne Knight
as Official #2 - Democratic Convention
Elizabeth Hoffman
as Passerby #1 - Democratic Convention
Lucinda Jenney
as Passerby #2 - Democratic Convention
Annie McEnroe
as Passerby #4 - Democratic Convention
Réal Andrews
as Vet #2 - Democratic Convention
Theresa Bell
as Democratic Conventioner (uncredited)
Dean Denton
as Marine Recruiter (uncredited)
Ron Kovic
as Parade Veteran (uncredited)
Delia Sheppard
as Protesting War Widow (uncredited)
Nick Nicholson
as Soldier (uncredited)
Henry Strzalkowski
as (uncredited)
Norman D. Wilson
as Veteran (uncredited)
Frank Girardeau
as Agent #1 - Miami Convention
Donald Wilson
as Corpsman - Vietnam
Craig T. Nelson
as Marine Officer
John Williams Original Music Composer

Robert Richardson Director of Photography

Victor Kempster Art Direction

Oliver Stone Screenplay

Oliver Stone Director

Oliver Stone Producer
A. Kitman Ho Producer
Clayton Townsend Producer
Clayton Townsend Production Manager
Risa Bramon Garcia Casting
Billy Hopkins Casting

Scott Martin Gershin Sound Effects Editor

Joe Hutshing Editor

Bruno Rubeo Production Design

David Brenner Editor

Joseph P. Reidy Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Judy L. Ruskin Costume Design

Richard L. Johnson Art Direction
Derek R. Hill Set Decoration

Jane Bartelme Production Supervisor

Jimmy Webb Additional Soundtrack

Anastas N. Michos Steadicam Operator

Ron Kovic Screenplay
Ron Kovic Author

Chris Brigham Production Supervisor

Gil Arceo Stunt Coordinator

Lope V. Juban Jr. Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Jean Ann Black Makeup Artist

Visual Effects
Dion Hatch Visual Effects

Stephen Lim Assistant Director

Joey Romero Production Manager

Costume & Make-Up
Martha Marek Beresford Hairstylist

Visual Effects
Robert Dawson Visual Effects

Robert Dawson Title Graphics

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