Born on the Fourth of July 32 years old

A story of innocence lost and courage found.

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.

Credits

Born on the Fourth of July Cast

Name Character
Tom Cruise He was 27, now 60 years old as Ron Kovic
Kyra Sedgwick She was 24, now 57 years old as Donna
John Getz He was 43, now 76 years old as Marine Major - Vietnam
William Mapother He was 24, now 57 years old as Platoon - Vietnam
Vivica A. Fox She was 25, now 58 years old as Hooker
Willem Dafoe He was 34, now 67 years old as Charlie
Michael Wincott He was 31, now 64 years old as Vet - Villa Dulce
Reg E. Cathey He was 31, 59 years old when he died as Speaker - Syracuse, NY
Oliver Stone He was 43, now 76 years old as News Reporter
Jack McGee He was 40, now 73 years old as Democratic Delegate - Democratic Convention
Jake Weber He was 25, now 58 years old as Donna's Boyfriend - Syracuse, NY
David Warshofsky He was 28, now 61 years old as Lieutenant - Vietnam
Brian Tarantina He was 30, 60 years old when he died as Vet #2 - Miami Convention
James Le Gros He was 27, now 60 years old as Platoon - Vietnam
Tom Sizemore He was 28, now 61 years old as Vet - Villa Dulce
Craig T. Nelson He was 45, now 78 years old as Marine Officer
John C. McGinley He was 30, now 63 years old as Official #1 - Democratic Convention, Pushing Wheelchair
Lucinda Jenney She was 35, now 68 years old as Passerby #2 - Democratic Convention
Bob Gunton He was 44, now 77 years old as Doctor
Stephen Baldwin He was 23, now 56 years old as Billy Vorsovich
Holly Marie Combs She was 16, now 49 years old as Jenny
Ivan Kane as Vet - Villa Dulce
Lili Taylor She was 22, now 55 years old as Jamie Wilson
Ed Lauter He was 51, 74 years old when he died as Legion Commander
Beau Starr He was 45, now 78 years old as Man #2 - Arthur's Bar
Raymond J. Barry He was 50, now 83 years old as Mr. Kovic
Wayne Knight He was 34, now 67 years old as Official #2 - Democratic Convention
Delia Sheppard She was 28, now 61 years old as Protesting War Widow (uncredited)
Bruce MacVittie He was 33, now 66 years old as Patient - VA Hospital
Tom Berenger He was 40, now 73 years old as Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes
R. D. Call He was 39, now 72 years old as Chaplain - Vietnam
Jenna von Oÿ She was 12, now 45 years old as Young Suzanne Kovic
Frank Whaley He was 26, now 59 years old as Timmy
David Neidorf He was 27, now 60 years old as Patient - VA Hospital
Mark Moses He was 31, now 64 years old as Arzt
Eagle-Eye Cherry He was 21, now 54 years old as Vet #1 - Miami Convention
Daniel Baldwin He was 29, now 62 years old as Vet #1 - Democratic Convention
Markus Flanagan He was 25, now 58 years old as Doctor - Vietnam
Jerry Levine He was 32, now 65 years old as Steve Boyer
Annie McEnroe She was 33, now 66 years old as Passerby #4 - Democratic Convention
Byron Minns He was 27, now 60 years old as Platoon - Vietnam
Dale Dye He was 45, now 78 years old as Infantry Colonel
Frank Girardeau as Agent #1 - Miami Convention
David Herman He was 22, now 55 years old as Patient - VA Hospital
Begonya Plaza She was 23, now 56 years old as Charlie's Hooker - Villa Dulce
William Baldwin He was 26, now 59 years old as Platoon - Vietnam
Mike Starr He was 39, now 72 years old as Man #1 - Arthur's Bar
Alan Toy He was 39, now 72 years old as Paraplegic #3 - Miami Convention
Rocky Carroll He was 26, now 59 years old as Willie - VA Hospital
Damien Leake He was 37, now 70 years old as Patient - VA Hospital
Anthony Pena He was 42, now 75 years old as Bartender - Villa Dulce
Jason Gedrick He was 24, now 57 years old as Martinez - Vietnam
Michelle Hurst She was 47, now 80 years old as Reporter #2 - Democratic Conventon
Joseph P. Reidy as Student Organizer - Syracuse, NY
Chuck Pfeiffer as Secret Service Agent - Miami Convention
Paul Sanchez as Patient - VA Hospital
Melinda Renna as Barmaid - Arthur's Bar
Claude Brooks as Platoon - Vietnam
Cordelia González She was 32, now 65 years old as Maria Elena
Tony Frank He was 46, 56 years old when he died as Mr. Wilson
Billie Neal She was 34, 44 years old when she died as Nurse Washington - VA Hospital
Frank Cavestani as Vet #3 - Miami Convention
Jodi Long She was 35, now 68 years old as Reporter #1 - Democratic Conventon
Anne Bobby She was 22, now 54 years old as Suzanne Kovic
Norman D. Wilson He was 51, 28 years old when he died as Veteran (uncredited)
Stacey Moseley She was 13, now 46 years old as Young Donna's Friend
John William Galt He was 49, now 82 years old as Fat Republican - Miami Convention
Dean Denton as Marine Recruiter (uncredited)
Caroline Kava She was 40, now 73 years old as Mrs. Kovic
Ken Osborne He was 41, 67 years old when he died as Paraplegic #2 - Miami Convention
Richard Poe He was 43, now 76 years old as Frankie - VA Hospital
Peter Crombie He was 37, now 70 years old as Undercover Vet - Miami Convention
Rob Camilletti He was 25, now 58 years old as Tommy Finnelli
Nick Nicholson He was 42, 63 years old when he died as Soldier (uncredited)
William Wallace He was 719, 698 years old when he died as Agent #2 - Miami Convention
Henry Strzalkowski as (uncredited)
Richard Panebianco He was 18, now 51 years old as Joey Walsh
Andrew Lauer He was 24, now 57 years old as Vet - Villa Dulce
Edith Diaz She was 40, 60 years old when she died as Madame - Villa Dulce
Bill Allen He was 27, now 60 years old as Platoon - Vietnam
Jayne Haynes as Mrs. Wilson
Sean Stone He was 4, now 37 years old as Young Jimmy Kovic
Norma Moore She was 54, now 87 years old as Massapequa Mom
J.R. Nutt as Young Tommy
Josh Evans as Tommy Kovic
Réal Andrews He was 26, now 59 years old as Vet #2 - Democratic Convention
Ron Kovic He was 43, now 76 years old as Parade Veteran (uncredited)
Chris Pedersen (actor) He was 26, now 59 years old as Aide #3 - VA Hospital

Born on the Fourth of July Crew

Name Department
Robert Richardson as Director of Photography. He was 34 (now 67) years old Camera
A. Kitman Ho as Producer. He was 10 (now 22) years old Production
Clayton Townsend as Producer. He was 32 (now 65) years old Production
Clayton Townsend as Production Manager. He was 32 (now 65) years old Production
Scott Martin Gershin as Sound Effects Editor. He was 29 (now 62) years old Sound
Joe Hutshing as Editor. He was 10 (now 22) years old Editing
David Brenner as Editor. He was 10 (14) years old when He died Editing
Judy L. Ruskin as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Richard L. Johnson as Art Direction. Art
Derek R. Hill as Set Decoration. Art
Anastas N. Michos as Steadicam Operator. Camera
Chris Brigham as Production Supervisor. Production
Bruno Rubeo as Production Design. He was 43 (65) years old when He died Art
Gil Arceo as Stunt Coordinator. Crew
Ron Kovic as Author. He was 43 (now 76) years old Writing
Ron Kovic as Screenplay. He was 43 (now 76) years old Writing
Lope V. Juban, Jr. as Producer. Production
Born on the Fourth of July poster
Born on the Fourth of July (32 years)

A story of innocence lost and courage found.

  • Release day: Wednesday, December 20, 1989
  • Runtime: 145 minutes
  • Budget: 14000000.00
  • Revenue: 161001698.00