Born on the Fourth of July

In the mid 1960s, suburban New York teenager Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) enlists in the Marines, fulfilling what he sees as his patriotic duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he accidentally kills a fellow soldier during a retreat and later becomes permanently paralyzed in battle. Returning home to an uncaring Veterans Administration bureaucracy and to people on both sides of the political divide who don't understand what he went through, Kovic becomes an impassioned critic of the war.
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Language: English Genres: Docudrama Theme: Growing up, Transformation Time Period: 1960s, 1970s

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"Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) joins the Marines, goes to Vietnam, comes home paralyzed and turns activist." Tue, April 22 2014 at 1:30AM EDT on TMC
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"Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) joins the Marines, goes to Vietnam, comes home paralyzed and turns activist." Wed, April 23 2014 at 10:10PM EDT on TMCX

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