Section: Close-up Oliver Stone
Title: Born on the Fourth of July
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Tom Cruise, Bryan Larkin, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava
Duration: 2h 25m
Country: United States
In the mid-1960s, teenager Ron Kovic enlists in the Marines, fulfilling what he sees as his patriotic duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he becomes permanently paralyzed in battle. Returning home to a society that doesn't understand what he went through, he becomes an impassioned critic of the war. Winner of the 1990 Academy Award for Best Director!