Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July

145 mins | Drama, War | Dec. 20, 1989

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Born on the Fourth of July

145 mins | Drama, War | Dec. 20, 1989

Born on the Fourth of July
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
IMDb rating 7.2
Producers Universal Pictures, Ixtlan
Original title Born on the Fourth of July
Directors Stephen Lim, Oliver Stone
Writers Ron Kovic, Oliver Stone

Cast

Tom Cruise

as Ron Kovic

Raymond J. Barry

as Mr. Kovic

Caroline Kava

as Mrs. Kovic

Kyra Sedgwick

as Donna

Tom Berenger

as Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes

Rob Camilletti

as Tommy Finnelli

Stephen Baldwin

as Billy Vorsovich

Mark Moses

as Arzt

Vivica A. Fox

as Hooker

Lili Taylor

as Jamie Wilson

Jerry Levine

as Steve Boyer

Frank Whaley

as Timmy

Willem Dafoe

as Charlie

Josh Evans

as Tommy Kovic

Bob Gunton

as Doctor

Cordelia González

as Maria Elena

Tony Frank

as Mr. Wilson

Jayne Haynes

as Mrs. Wilson

Anne Bobby

as Suzanne Kovic

Richard Panebianco

as Joey Walsh

Tom Sizemore

as Vet - Villa Dulce

Michael Wincott

as Vet - Villa Dulce

Mike Starr

as Man #1 - Arthur's Bar

Ed Lauter

as Legion Commander

Daniel Baldwin

as Vet #1 - Democratic Convention

Brian Tarantina

as Vet #2 - Miami Convention

Dale Dye

as Infantry Colonel

Norma Moore

as Massapequa Mom

Stacey Moseley

as Young Donna's Friend

Oliver Stone

as News Reporter

Sean Stone

as Young Jimmy Kovic

Jenna von Oy

as Young Suzanne Kovic

Ellen Pasternack

as Neighbor

Joy Zapata

as Neighbor

John Getz

as Marine Major - Vietnam

David Warshofsky

as Lieutenant - Vietnam

Jason Gedrick

as Martinez - Vietnam

Bill Allen

as Platoon - Vietnam

William Baldwin

as Platoon - Vietnam

Claude Brooks

as Platoon - Vietnam

James Le Gros

as Platoon - Vietnam

William Mapother

as Platoon - Vietnam

Byron Minns

as Platoon - Vietnam

Markus Flanagan

as Doctor - Vietnam

R. D. Call

as Chaplain - Vietnam

Corkey Ford

as Marvin - VA Hospital

Rocky Carroll

as Willie - VA Hospital

Chris Pedersen

as Aide #3 - VA Hospital

David Herman

as Patient - VA Hospital

Bruce MacVittie

as Patient - VA Hospital

Damien Leake

as Patient - VA Hospital

David Neidorf

as Patient - VA Hospital

Paul Sanchez

as Patient - VA Hospital

Billie Neal

as Nurse Washington - VA Hospital

Richard Poe

as Frankie - VA Hospital

Jake Weber

as Donna's Boyfriend - Syracuse, NY

Reg E. Cathey

as Speaker - Syracuse, NY

Edie Brickell

as Folk Singer - Syracuse, NY

Joseph P. Reidy

as Student Organizer - Syracuse, NY

Beau Starr

as Man #2 - Arthur's Bar

Rick Masters

as Man #3 - Arthur's Bar

John Del Regno

as Friend #1 - Arthur's Bar

Melinda Renna

as Barmaid - Arthur's Bar

Andrew Lauer

as Vet - Villa Dulce

Ivan Kane

as Vet - Villa Dulce

J.R. Nutt

as Young Tommy

Begonya Plaza

as Charlie's Hooker - Villa Dulce

Edith Diaz

as Madame - Villa Dulce

Anthony Pena

as Bartender - Villa Dulce

Peter Crombie

as Undercover Vet - Miami Convention

Ken Osborne

as Paraplegic #2 - Miami Convention

Alan Toy

as Paraplegic #3 - Miami Convention

Chuck Pfeiffer

as Secret Service Agent - Miami Convention

William Wallace

as Agent #2 - Miami Convention

Eagle-Eye Cherry

as Vet #1 - Miami Convention

Frank Cavestani

as Vet #3 - Miami Convention

John William Galt

as Fat Republican - Miami Convention

Jack McGee

as Democratic Delegate - Democratic Convention

Jodi Long

as Reporter #1 - Democratic Conventon

Michelle Hurst

as Reporter #2 - Democratic Conventon

John C. McGinley

as Official #1 - Democratic Convention, Pushing Wheelchair

Wayne Knight

as Official #2 - Democratic Convention

Elizabeth Hoffman

as Passerby #1 - Democratic Convention

Lucinda Jenney

as Passerby #2 - Democratic Convention

Annie McEnroe

as Passerby #4 - Democratic Convention

Réal Andrews

as Vet #2 - Democratic Convention

Theresa Bell

as Democratic Conventioner (uncredited)

Dean Denton

as Marine Recruiter (uncredited)

Ron Kovic

as Parade Veteran (uncredited)

Delia Sheppard

as Protesting War Widow (uncredited)

Nick Nicholson

as Soldier (uncredited)

Henry Strzalkowski

as (uncredited)

Norman D. Wilson

as Veteran (uncredited)

Frank Girardeau

as Agent #1 - Miami Convention

Donald Wilson

as Corpsman - Vietnam

Craig T. Nelson

as Marine Officer

Jessica Prunell

as Young Donna

Michael Guess

as Platoon

Ben Wright

as Platoon

Gale Mayron

as Friend #2

Bryan Larkin

as young Ron