The Deer Hunter Movie Review 1978

Information and Film Reviews for The Deer Hunter the Movie

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A powerful and vivid portrait of Middle America with three steel-working friends who leave home to face the Vietnam War. Controversial, brutal sequences in Vietnam are among the most wrenching ever filmed; the rhythms and rituals of home are just as purely captured. Neither pro- nor anti-war, but rather the perfect evocation of how totally and forever altered these people are by the war. Emotionally shattering; not to be missed.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 183 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Vietnam War, Great Escapes, Coming of Age, Buddies, 4 Bones
Michael Cimino, Deric Washburn, Louis Garfinkle
Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, John Savage, George Dzundza, John Cazale, Chuck Aspegren, Rutanya Alda, Shirley Stoler, Amy Wright, Mady Kaplan, Mary Ann Haenel, Richard Kuss, Pierre Segui, Joe Grifasi, Christopher Colombi, Joe Strnad, Paul D'Amato
Vilmos Zsigmond
Michael Cimino
John Williams, Stanley Myers
Mark Huffam, Barry Spikings, Michael Cimino, John Peverall


Oscars 1978: Director (Cimino), Film Editing, Picture, Sound, Support. Actor (Walken); AFI 1998: Top 100; Directors Guild 1978: Director (Cimino); Golden Globes 1979: Director (Cimino); L.A. Film Critics 1978: Director (Cimino), Natl. Film Reg. 1996;; N.Y. Film Critics 1978: Film, Support. Actor (Walken); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1978: Support. Actress (Streep).

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