Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3, 2012:
BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
1989, USA, 145 minutes, 35mm, Universal Pictures
Directed by Oliver Stone
Screenplay by Oliver Stone & Ron Kovic,
based on Kovic's book
Starring Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Raymond J. Barry,
Jerry Levine, Frank Whaley, Willem Dafoe
Mon & Tue: 8:00 pm
"Stone has found Cruise the ideal actor to anchor the movie with simplicity and strength. Together they do more than show what happened to Kovic. Their fervent, consistently gripping film shows why it still urgently matters."
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"It is a film of enormous visceral power with, in the central role, a performance by Tom Cruise that defines everything that is best about the movie."
-Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Like Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July is a historical drama that truly merits the word 'important,' the kind of film that future generations should watch so as to never forget their past. Despite its pain, however, the film is inspirational, a story of one man's triumph over hate, self-pity and his own personal demons. By rising above his own hardships to make certain the nation recognized and remembered its mistakes, Kovic proves he's still an all-American boy after all."
- Matthew Doberman, All Movie
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036