Born on the Fourth of July1989

Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Rating: R
Runtime: 145 minutes

The second film in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy moves from the brutality of war in Platoon to its equally traumatic aftermath. Based on the memoir of combat veteran Ron Kovic, the film stars Tom Cruise as Kovic, whose gunshot wound in Vietnam left… more »

Ron Kovic:
Washington?! Washington! [Washington arrives]I've been laying in my own shit for the last three hours. I've been pushing my call button and nobody comes. Why can't I have a bath? Why can't the sheets be changed in this goddamn place? Why can't the vomit be wiped off the goddamn floor once in a while?

Nurse Washington:
Don't you raise your voice to me Mr. Kovic, you watch your mouth.

Ron Kovic:
Look at my leg. It's twice as big as it ever was. When are you people gonna help me? Where's the doctor? I need to see the doctor- I need to see him now!

Nurse Washington:
He's not available now. He's too busy.

Ron Kovic:
He's always too busy.

Marvin:
What's eating you now, Kovic? You going off the deep end?

Ron Kovic:
[grabbing Marvin] Fucking shit! What do I have to do to make you people listen to me? I wanna be treated like a fucking human being! [slaps the valium hypodermic out of the nurse's hand] I don't want this fucking shit! You wanna keep me drugged all the time so I don't know what's going on. This place is a fuckin' slum!

Marvin:
You want out of here, man? Fine. We take that leg of yours, and we can get you out of here in two weeks!

Ron Kovic:
I want my leg.

Marvin:
Why?

Ron Kovic:
I want my leg!

Marvin:
Why? You can't feel it no how!

Ron Kovic:
[incredulous and angry] It's my leg! I want my leg, you understand? Can't you understand that? All's I'm sayin' is that I want to be treated like a human being! I fought for my country! I am a Vietnam veteran! I fought for my country!

Patient:
[off-camera] Shut the fuck up!

Ron Kovic:
And I think that I deserve to be treated...d- decent!

Marvin:
Vietnam? Vietnam don't mean nothing to me man, or any of these other people. You can take your Vietnam and shove it up your ass.

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