Johnny Got His Gun Movie Review 1971

Information and Film Reviews for Johnny Got His Gun the Movie

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Dalton Trumbo's story of a young WWI veteran (Bottoms) who meets a bomb with his name on it and is rendered armless, legless, and more or less faceless, as well as deaf, dumb, and blind. Regarded as a vegetable and stuck in a lightless hospital utility room, he dreams and fantasizes about life before and after the bomb, and tries vainly to communicate with the staff. Wrenching and bleak anti-war diatribe made at the climax of the Vietnam War.

Distribution

Available on VHS
Running time 111 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
War, General
Screenplay
Dalton Trumbo
Cast
Timothy Bottoms, Jason Robards, Donald Sutherland, Diane Varsi, Kathy Fields, Donald (Don "Red") Barry, Peter Brocco, Judy Chaikin, Eric Christmas, Maurice Dallimore, Robert Easton, Eduard Franz, Anthony Geary, Edmund Gilbert, Ben Hammer, Wayne Heffley, Marsha Hunt, Joseph Kaufmann, Charles McGraw, Byron Morrow, David Soul
Cinematography
Jules Brenner
Director
Dalton Trumbo
Music
Jerry Fielding
Producer
Bruce Campbell

Awards

Cannes 1971: Grand Jury Prize.

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