Released Date
December 20, 1989
Distributor
Universal Pictures
Genre
Drama
Rating
R
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$70,001,698 + $91,000,000 = $161,001,698
59

Tom Cruise

as Ron Kovic

48

Holly Marie Combs

as Jenny

66

Willem Dafoe

as Charlie

55

Stephen Baldwin

as Billy Vorsovich

56

Kyra Sedgwick

as Donna

51

Josh Evans

as Tommy Kovic

72

Tom Berenger

as Sgt. Hayes

1936-1989

Abbie Hoffman

as protest speaker

1958-2018

Reg E. Cathey

as Speaker

58

Frank Whaley

as Timmy Burns

75

Ron Kovic

as World War II veteran

82

Raymond J. Barry

as Eli Kovic

75

John Getz

as Marine Major – Vietnam

64

Jerry Levine

as Steve Boyer

About 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.

About

Based on a true story, the film follows a paralyzed war veteran, Ron Kovic, who becomes a political activist and critic of war after feeling betrayed by his country. The film is based on Ron Kovic's autobiography of the same name.

Trivia

Tom Cruise received his first Academy Award nomination for his role as Ron Kovic. Tom Cruise is actually born on the third of July.