Birdy Movie Review 1984

Information and Film Reviews for Birdy the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

An adaptation of the William Wharton novel about two Philadelphia youths, one with normal interests, the other obsessed with birds, and their eventual involvement in the Vietnam War, wrecking one physically and the other mentally. A hypnotic, evocative film, with a compelling Peter Gabriel soundtrack.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Vietnam War, Veterans, Buddies, Books to Film: William Wharton, Philadelphia
Screenplay
Jack Behr, Sandy Kroopf
Cast
Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron, Karen Young, Bruno Kirby
Director
Alan Parker
Music
Peter Gabriel
Producer
Tri-Star Pictures

Awards

Cannes 1985: Grand Jury Prize.

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