Born on the Fourth of July

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:
What are we gonna do now?

F*** 'em.

Ron Kovic:
Yeah. Sure. How are we gonna get outta here?

F*** 'em all. F*** the whores. F*** the cab drivers... f*** Mexico. F*** Nixon, f*** Vietnam, f***'em all.

Ron Kovic:
Yeah, Charlie, but how are we gonna get outta here?

They made me kill babies, man. Little gook babies. You ever have to kill a baby?

Ron Kovic:
Yeah, O.K. come on, we gotta get back to the villa.

F*** YOU! [drawing closer]

Ron Kovic:
Gotta get back to the villa.

What do you mean "ok"?! What do you mean "ok"? You ever have to kill a baby, you ever have to kill a little gook baby?!!

Ron Kovic:
What the f*** do you know what I did!! [wheels away]

I didn't think so. I didn't think so, you're full of sh*t.

Ron Kovic:
No, you are! The f***? Leave me the f*** alone. You're nuts, you know that? You're nuts. The f***in sun is goin' down! what do you know what the f*** comes out here at night? We gotta get outta here.

Don't sh*t me, Kovic. [again drawing closer] You never killed a baby. You never HAD to kill a baby because... you never put your soul into that war. You never put your soul on the line, man!

Ron Kovic:
How do you know? How the f*** do you know? maybe I killed babies. Maybe I killed more babies than you did, you F***! Maybe I killed a whole bunch' a babies, but I don't talk about it! I don't have to talk about it.(wheels away)

Why not? Wh-Why the f*** not? What do you think you are- better than anybody else? You a hero is that it?

Ron Kovic:
F*** you!

Maybe you got a whole bunch'a f***in' medals, but deep down you know you're full of sh*t. You never fought that war. YOU WEREN'T EVEN THERE, MAN!

Ron Kovic:
(Stops. Turns back, enraged) What the f*** did you mean "I wasn't there", man? What did you mean?

What the f*** are you hidin' from?

Ron Kovic:
I'm not the one that's hidin'. You're the one that's hidin'- down here in Mexico- you're the one that's hidin'! What are you hidin' from you whiny f***!

Don't sh*t me. You never killed anybody or anything, did ya, Kovic? Did ya?

Ron Kovic:
Did you?!

DID YA?!!!

Ron Kovic:
Did you?!

Ya ever look at yourself in the f***in' mirror?

Ron Kovic:
Did you?

F*** you.

Ron Kovic:

No. You! F*** YOU!!!

Ron Kovic:
No, F*** YOU!!

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