A riveting meditation on American life affected by the Vietnam War, based on the real-life, bestselling experiences of Ron Kovic, though some facts are subtly changed. The film follows him as he develops from a naive recruit to an angry, wheelchair-bound paraplegic to an active antiwar protestor. Well-acted and generally lauded; Kovic co-wrote the screenplay and appears as a war veteran in the opening parade sequence.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 145 minutes.
Oscars 1989: Director (Stone), Film Editing; Directors Guild 1989: Director (Stone); Golden Globes 1990: Actor--Drama (Cruise), Director (Stone), Film--Drama, Screenplay.
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