Born On The Fourth Of July


2h 25m 1989

Brief Synopsis

Ron Kovic fights to re-build his life after losing the use of his legs in Vietnam.

Film Details

Also Known As
Född den fjärde juli, Nacido el cuatro de julio, Ne un 4 juillet
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
War
Biography
Release Date
1989
Production Company
Jun Ella
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Florida, USA; Mexico; Philippines; Washington, DC, USA; Dallas, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m

Synopsis

True story of Ron Kovic, a Marine wounded in Vietnam, covering his life from childhood in New York, through his 1964 enlistment and tour of duty in Vietnam, to his harrowing stay at a veterans hospital in the Bronx and eventual transformation into a well-known anti-war activist.

Cast

Tom Cruise

Willem Dafoe

Raymond J Barry

Kyra Sedgwick

Caroline Kava

Tom Sizemore

Tom Berenger

John William Galt

Peter Benson

Samantha Larkin

Lili Taylor

Geoff Garza

Byron Minns

Bruce Macvittie

Richard Haus

Willie Minor

Sami Chester

Keri Roebuck

John Pinto

Jamie Talisman

John Del Regno

Lucinda Jenney

Jerry Levine

Joy Zapata

Amanda Davis

Ryan Beadle

Karen Newman

Chris Walker

Edie Brickell

R.d. Call

Ellen Pasternack

Mel Allen

Richard Grusin

Chuck Pfeifer

Dale Dye

Greg Hackbarth

Dan Furnad

David Carriere

Ken Osborne

Cordelia Gonzalez

Jessica Prunell

Holly Marie Combs

Sergio Scognamiglio

Anthony Pena

David Neidorf

Claude Brooks

Jason Klein

Stacey Moseley

Frank Girardeau

Chris Pederson

William Baldwin

Wayne Knight

Richard Panebianco

Cody Beard

Sean Mcgraw

Mike Starr

Rick Masters

Norma Moore

Bob Gunton

John Falch

Lane R Davis

Philip Amelio

Frank Whaley

Kevin Harvey Morse

Elbert Lewis

Seth Allen

Bill Allen

Don Wilson

Frederick H Geise

Andy Lauer

Bob Tillotson

Harold Woloschin

Phil Shirey

Lead Person

Joseph Reidy

Annie Mcenroe

Ed Lauter

Bill Wallace

Jimmy L Parker

Markus Flanagan

Paul Sanchez

Ben Wright

Vivica A. Fox

Gale Mayron

Daniel Baldwin

Oliver Stone

Alan Toy

Christopher W Mills

Ed Jupp

Michael Mctighe

James Legros

Billie Neal

Peter Crombie

Real Andrews

Pia Fernandez

Lead Person

Jason Gedrick

Brian Tarantina

David Warshofsky

Anne Bobby

Michael Compotaro

Richard Lubin

Damien Leake

John C. Mcginley

Robert Camilletti

Mark Moses

Edith Diaz

Corkey Ford

Frank Cavestani

Bryan Larkin

Rocky Carroll

Stephen Baldwin

Josh Evans

Eduardo Ricardo

Begona Plaza

Norm Wilson

Jenna Von Oy

Paul Sanchez

Elizabeth Hoffman

Lorraine Morin-torre

Jake Weber

Paul Abbott

Jack Mcgee

Michael Smith Guess

Sean Stone

Erika Geminder

John Getz

Jodi Long

Pamela S Neill

Mike Miller

Kevin Mcguire

Chip Moody

Tim Morrison

Performer

David Herman

J R Nutt

William Knight

Richard Poe

Reg E. Cathey

Tony Frank

Abbie Hoffman

Melinda Ramos Renna

Kristel Otney

Jayne Haynes

Beau Starr

Liz Moore

Lisa Barnes

Ivan Kane

Michael Sulsona

Michelle Hurst

Michael Wincott

William Mapother

Crew

Bill Abbott

Audio

Paul Adler

Casting

Fran Allgood

Costumes

Joe Alonsabe

Accountant

Gil Arceo

Stunt Coordinator

Wynn Arenas

Wardrobe Supervisor

Frankie Avalon

Song Performer

Parry Bacmante

Security

Francisco Balangue

Construction Manager

Banong Balicas

Key Grip

Enrico Balicas

Dolly Grip

Rene Balicas

Dolly Grip

Richard L Barlow

Props

Ed Barrera

Other

Jane Bartelme

Production Supervisor

Donah Bassett

Negative Cutting

Lon Bender

Audio

Paul Benz

Apprentice

Martha Beresford

Hair

Tana Bishop

Production Assistant

Brad Blake

Post-Production Supervisor

Bill Bradford

Construction Coordinator

Risa Bramon Garcia

Casting

Bradley Breitbarth

Grip

David Brenner

Editor

Edie Brickell

Song Performer

Chris Brigham

Production Supervisor

David A Brink

Production Assistant

Dale Caldwell

Color Timer

Kateri Cale

Costumes

Ben Canalita

Transportation

Donald C Carlson

Assistant Camera Operator

Robert Carlson

Assistant Camera Operator

Budd Carr

Music Supervisor

Jana Carroll

Assistant Editor

Frank Cavestani

Technical Advisor

Adrienne Chappell

Apprentice

Don Clark

On-Set Dresser

Bonnie Clevering

Hair

George M. Cohan

Song

Dean Coke

Grip

Jane Comendador

Office Assistant

Mitzie Corbin

Costume Supervisor

Pierre Cour

Song

Rodell Cruz

Art Director

William Curtin

Special Effects Coordinator

Carrie Antoinette Daccardi

Post-Production Assistant

Robert Dawson

Titles

Jimmy Deknight

Song

David Delina

Property Master

Luther Dixon

Song

Don Donigi

Dailies

Dale Dya

Technical Advisor

Dale Dye

Technical Advisor

Bob Dylan

Song

Mark Ebenhoch

Technical Advisor

Jun Ella

Cable Operator

Mark Fabert

Other

Jeff Flach

Location Manager

John Fogerty

Song

Ulysses Formanez

Assistant Director

Ricky Francisco

Office Assistant

Max Freeman

Song

Bernardo Gabilo

Other

Paul Gadd

Production Assistant

John E Gallagher

Production Assistant

Robert "rock" Galotti

Technical Advisor

S H Gant

Production Assistant

Eusebio Garcia

Liaison

Gary Gegan

Adr Mixer

Frederick H Geise

Technical Advisor

Floyd Gentry

Other

Scott Gershin

Sound Effects Editor

Fred Giese

Technical Advisor

Avram D Gold

Adr Editor

Alice Green

Wardrobe Assistant

Florence Green

Song

Kathryn M Greige

Production Assistant

Robert J Grindrod

Assistant

Doug Gruden

Production Assistant

Jon Guerra

Electrician

Firmo Guina

Transportation Captain

Paris L Gutierrez

Electrician

John Harrington

Other

Jerry Henery

Foreman

Julie Herrin

Casting Associate

Derek R. Hill

Set Decorator

Wendell Aber Hill

Other

A. Kitman Ho

Producer

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Chris Hogan

Audio

Sandy Hollis

Craft Service

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Michael R Hoskinson

Sound Editor

Kelly Householder

Production Assistant

Joe Hutshing

Editor

Sharon Ilson

Makeup

Thomas Jirgal

Grip

David N Johnson

Location Assistant

Jeannie Ione Johnson

Costumes

Richard L Johnson

Art Director

Ed Johnston

Casting

Lope V Juban Jr.

Producer

Joseph A Kee

Production Assistant

Victor Kempster

Art Director

Bruce Kerner

Graphics Coordinator

Jack Kerner

Sign Writer

A Catherine King

Accounting Assistant

Jeff Klein

Production Assistant

James Knox

Production Assistant

Ron Kovic

Screenplay

Ron Kovic

Technical Advisor

Ron Kovic

Book As Source Material

Stephen M Krajca

Costumes

Amy Levy Lancaster

Casting Assistant

Charles P Lancaster

Sign Writer

Mark Lanza

Audio

Mark Lapointe

Foley Editor

Rodney Lay

Song Performer

F Valdes Leal

Song

Donald J. Lee

Assistant Director

Heidi Levitt

Casting Associate

Stacy Lewis

Costume Supervisor

Stephen Lim

Assistant Director

Lynn Lockwood

Camera Assistant

Jean M Longwell

Production Assistant

Trini Lopez

Song

Trini Lopez

Song Performer

Lito Mabalot

Location Manager

Manny Macapagal

Effects Assistant

Carol A Maguire

Grip

Tod A Maitland

Sound Mixer

Susan Malerstein-watkins

Script Supervisor

Henry Mancini

Song

Travis M Mann

Production Assistant

Arthur Manson

Advisor

William Mapother

Assistant

Ed Marshall

Song

Joe Mayer

Adr Supervisor

Susan Mayes

Wardrobe Assistant

Joe Mccabe

Technical Advisor

David Mcgrath

Production Assistant

Jeff Mcgrath

Production Assistant

Don Mclean

Song Performer

Don Mclean

Song

Johnny Mercer

Song

Ken Metcalfe

Casting

Jim Miller

Grip

Michael Wayne Miller

Key Grip

Alvin Milliken

Transportation Coordinator

Michael Minkler

Sound

Michael Minkler

Sound Designer

Mark Miranda

Craft Service

Derrick Mitchell

Sound Editor

Julie Monroe

Assistant Editor

Robert W Moreno

Electrician

Tim Morrison

Music

Van Morrison

Song

Van Morrison

Song Performer

Andrea Morse

Assistant

Maggie Murphy

Production Assistant

Bill Neal

Technical Advisor

William H Neff

Sign Writer

Roland Neveu

Photography

Jeff Nightbyrd

Technical Advisor

T. J. O'mara

Boom Operator

Sandra Palacios-plugge

Location Assistant

James Palmer

Song

James Palmer

Song Performer

Mike Parsons

Property Master

Gavino Payawal

Carpenter

Reinhart Peschke

Gaffer

Philip C Pfeiffer

Camera Operator

John Phillips

Song

Toby F Phillips

Steadicam Operator

Gustavo Pimentel

Song

Gustavo Pimentel

Song Performer

Craig H Pittman

On-Set Dresser

Melody Platt

Assistant Editor

Andre Popp

Song

Perez Prado

Song Performer

Theresa Purcell

Special Effects Assistant

Will Purcell

Special Effects Coordinator

Celebrado Raymundo

Electrician

Crispin Rebolledo

Other

Joseph Reidy

Associate Producer

Joseph Reidy

Assistant Director

Chris Renna

Medic

Dan Rich

Dialogue Editor

Robert Richardson

Dp/Cinematographer

Robert Richardson

Director Of Photography

Wello Rivas

Song

David M Roberts

Sound

William Robinson Jr.

Song

Joey Romero

Production Manager

Leroy Roper

Art Department

George Rosales

Camera Assistant

Bruno Rubeo

Production Designer

Marco Rubeo

Other

Mayes C. Rubeo

Costume Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Född den fjärde juli, Nacido el cuatro de julio, Ne un 4 juillet
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
War
Biography
Release Date
1989
Production Company
Jun Ella
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Florida, USA; Mexico; Philippines; Washington, DC, USA; Dallas, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 25m

Award Wins

Best Director

1989
Oliver Stone

Best Editing

1989

Award Nominations

Best Actor

1989
Tom Cruise

Best Adapted Screenplay

1989

Best Cinematography

1989

Best Picture

1989

Best Score

1989

Best Sound

1989

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 20, 1989

Wide Release in United States January 5, 1990

Released in United States on Video August 9, 1990

Released in United States February 17, 1990

Released in United States February 18, 1990

Released in United States September 1991

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in West Berlin) February 17, 1990.

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in East Berlin) February 18, 1990.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 19-28, 1991.

Began shooting October 11, 1988.

Climactic scene at the 1976 Democratic Convention was reshot at the Forum in Inglewood, California with 6,000 extras at a cost of roughly $500,000. Scene was originally shot in Dallas January 1989, with 600 extras.

William R Mapother is probably some relation to Tom Cruise, since Mapother is his real last name.

Abbie Hoffman has a cameo role; film is in memoriam to Abbie Hoffman.

Released in United States Winter December 20, 1989

Wide Release in United States January 5, 1990

Released in United States on Video August 9, 1990

Released in United States February 17, 1990 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in West Berlin) February 17, 1990.)

Released in United States February 18, 1990 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in East Berlin) February 18, 1990.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 19-28, 1991.)