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Born on the Fourth of July 1989 123movies

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 123movies

A story of innocence lost and courage foundDec. 20, 1989145 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: 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.
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Reality hurts
When you see a war veteran campaigning against the very war in which he was willing to die once, you begin to have second thoughts about the intent behind the war. Many Americans went deep into this deliberation when veterans like Ron Kovic went on record questioning the wisdom behind US’s offensive against Vietnam. Regardless of historical outcome of the war, the question will haunt USA forever -was the Vietnam War a noble and just cause. Your answer could be anything depending upon your political and ideological preferences, but the reality of thousands who lost their lives and limbs continues to hurt.

Oliver Stone’s Born on Fourth of July – based on the true story of Ron Kovic – takes the audience through the triumph and trauma of a crusader who went from one side of the war debate to the other. Ron wanted to fight for his country and stop the evil force of communism dead in its tracks. He went to Vietnam to defend his nation but came back soon, injured and doomed to suffer further. In the inadequately equipped hospital, his dreamer instincts crashed against the harsh realities of political ambivalence, not for the first time though.

Over next eight years that are depicted in this masterpiece, the character of Ron Kovic (played by Tom Cruise with unprecedented brilliance) goes through the trauma of knowing that no one will “love him now”, that even his own sibling is not on the same side of ideology, that the government had more pressing issues than taking good care of war veterans, that his countrymen did not necessarily endorse of his view point. The reality that he killed a soldier from his own army, the reality that he was the unfortunate one to butcher children and women in Vietnam, the reality that he would not be able to father a child, the reality of his realization that his government had made a wrong case for the war – it all kept gnawing at his conscience. It kept gnawing him until he opened up to speak about what was wrong about this war. Thus ‘ended’ the patriotic fervor of a driven person, but he continued his passion as an antiwar activist.

Born on Fourth of July may have been the story of one Ron Kovic, but there are many others whose sentiments would echo with this veteran’s. At the end, there is no easy way out of this debate. War always comes with its baggage of pain, trauma and hurt. Whether Vietnam was a mistake or not – the arguments would go on forever. So would the history of people who aspired to be motivated by JFK’s historical urge – Ask not what your country can do for you, See what you can do for your country – only to realize that in every war there is only one casualty – the human spirit. And this reality hurts.

Review By: anupam-satyasheel Rating: 8 Date: 2007-02-04
Stone Never Lets The Facts Get In His Way
Uh, excuse me but Democrat Lyndon Johnson is the President who escalated our involvement, troop-wise, into the Vietnam War – big-time, not Republican Richard Nixon, who wound up getting us out of there. But who does Liberal extremist filmmaker Oliver Stone pick on in the film? Nixon, the Republican, of course! Who else?

Stone, like most of his contemporaries, will never make a Democrat look bad but Nixon – oh, man, he’s the Liberal’s favorite target….until GWB came along. Stone, like Michael Moore, just looks the other way when it comes to unimportant little things such as “facts.”

Who better to costar in an “anti-Vietnam” movie than “Hanoi” Jane Fonda? She must have done this role for free, relishing a Leftist propaganda opportunity like this!

Unlike Fonda, who at least cooled her rhetoric a decade later, Stone seemed obsessed by Vietnam for years. He was still at it in 1986 with “Platoon.” He still obsesses over every Liberal cause, like a conspiracy under every rock. Sadly, like Moore, Stone has the power and finances to inflict all his prejudices on the public in the form of movies…..and people what they see on screen.

For every “Ron Kovic,” the main subject of the film and a real-life guy who turned out to be a very bitter ex-soldier, there are thousands of military heroes who are proud to have represented the U.S.A. in Southeast Asia and have no regrets for doing so, but filmmakers like Stone will never do stories about them. Kovic, by the way, was wounded on his second tour. He was awarded medals for bravery. If he won a dozen medals but did not turn out to be an anti-war spokesman, you would have never heard of him. Hollywood and the media only glorify the left side of the political spectrum.

Casting Tom Cruise in the lead was a good idea. Most people can’t stand him in real life, so playing a nagging whiner for much of the three hours made him easy to dislike.

Stone is a capable, knowledgeable filmmaker who isn’t afraid to try different techniques (witness the unpleasant but fascinating “Natural Born Killers.”). However, his films would so much better if he could just control putting so much of his own political Republican-hating agenda into every one of them, this one included.

Review By: ccthemovieman-1 Rating: 1 Date: 2007-08-02

Other Information:

Original Title Born on the Fourth of July
Release Date 1989-12-20
Release Year 1989

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 25 min (145 min)
Budget 14000000
Revenue 161001698
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Biography, Drama, War
Director Oliver Stone
Writer Ron Kovic (book), Oliver Stone (screenplay), Ron Kovic (screenplay)
Actors Tom Cruise, Bryan Larkin, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava
Country USA
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 26 nominations.
Production Company Ixtlan Corporation
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby SR (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision E-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color), DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (dailies)
Film Length 3,956 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 16 mm (Eastman), 35 mm (Eastman EXR 50D 5245, 125T 5247, 400T 5295, 250D 5297, Fuji F-64D 8520)
Cinematographic Process Spherical (16 mm footage) (some shots), Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (partial blow-up) (Eastman 5384), 70 mm (blow-up) (Eastman 5384)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 123movies
Born on the Fourth of July 1989 123movies
Born on the Fourth of July 1989 123movies
Original title Born on the Fourth of July
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