Born on the Fourth of July

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Director(s): Oliver Stone
Production: Universal Pictures
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 25 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
145 min

hit the ropes!

Go, go, go!

Hand over hand over hand!

Get those legs

off those ropes!

Come on, ladies,

let's come down!

Let's come down!

That rope is like life!

You grab it

and hang onto it! Next!

I want you to kill!

You hear me?

Yes, sir!


I want that

conference championship!

Do you want that conference


Yes, sir!

Get up! Heads!

Get them up!

Do you hear me?

Get your heads up, ladies!

Get your heads up!

I want that

conference championship!

If you want to win,

you got to suffer!

You want to be the best?

You got to pay the price

for victory,

and the price is sacrifice!

Susanne, no homework

at the table, please.

No, Tommy.

After supper.



Can I come

with you?

There's the next

conference champion.

Sorry I'm late, Ma.

There's rice

on the stove

and fruit

in the icebox.

I can't.

It's on your diet,


I got to drop 3 pounds

by Saturday.

Your brother's

a hard worker, Tommy,

'cause he wants

to be the best.

Win or lose... in school,

in sports, in life...

as long

as you do your best,

that's what matters

to God.

Win or lose,

we still love him.

Can I go

to my room?

Yeah, sure.

Thank you, God,

for this food.

In the name of the Father,

the Son, the Holy Ghost, amen.

Daddy, Jimmy

took my doll!

I'll get the doll.

I hate his guts!

Just go to bed.

I didn't take anything!


your sister's doll?

Jackie? Why

is Jackie not in bed?



you get this?

Why are you

in my room?

Don't change

the subject.

I don't allow Playboy magazine

in this house.

Stevie gave it to me.

You have filthy,

impure thoughts!

God's going

to punish you.

I haven't even looked

at it yet, all right?

Go to confession. I want you

to tell Father McKenna.

I don't want to see

this filthy magazine

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Oliver Stone

William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Stone came to public prominence between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s for writing and directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as an infantry soldier. Many of Stone's films primarily focus on controversial American political issues during the late 20th century, and as such that they were considered contentious at the times of their releases. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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