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?

Charlie:
Fuck 'em.

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

Charlie:
Fuck 'em all. Fuck the whores. Fuck the cab drivers... fuck Mexico. Fuck Nixon, fuck Vietnam, fuck'em all.

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

Charlie:
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.

Charlie:
FUCK YOU! [drawing closer]

Ron Kovic:
Gotta get back to the villa.

Charlie:
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 fuck do you know what I did!! [wheels away]

Charlie:
I didn't think so. I didn't think so, you're full of shit.

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

Charlie:
Don't shit 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 fuck do you know? maybe I killed babies. Maybe I killed more babies than you did, you FUCK! 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)

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

Ron Kovic:
Fuck you!

Charlie:
Maybe you got a whole bunch'a fuckin' medals, but deep down you know you're full of shit. You never fought that war. YOU WEREN'T EVEN THERE, MAN!

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

Charlie:
What the fuck 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 fuck!

Charlie:
Don't shit me. You never killed anybody or anything, did ya, Kovic? Did ya?

Ron Kovic:
Did you?!

Charlie:
DID YA?!!!

Ron Kovic:
Did you?!

Charlie:
Ya ever look at yourself in the fuckin' mirror?

Ron Kovic:
Did you?

Charlie:
Fuck you.

Ron Kovic:
You.

Charlie:
No. You! FUCK YOU!!!

Ron Kovic:
No, FUCK YOU!!

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