Born on the Fourth of July

A story of innocence lost and courage found

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Podcast Release Date:
May 22, 2020

Tom Cruise ’80s Movie Star Series Episode 8

Spend Memorial Day Weekend saluting a patriot

Tom Cruise finishes out the 1980s playing real life Marine-turned-war protestor Ron Kovic in the Oscar-winning drama Born On The Fourth Of July. How did Oliver Stone convince Hollywood’s Top Gun to dirty his uniform, and join the Platoon director for a second tour of Vietnam? And did the wheelchair-bound actor deserve more respect, and maybe a few medals pinned to his chest, for being brave enough to ditch the sunglasses and change his image? Listeners will take home all the Gold Level glory when they show their support for Now Playing. Donate Today!

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Movie Details

Tom Cruise '80s Star
Oliver Stone
2 h 25 min
Release Date
20 December 1989
Drama, War
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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