In the mid 1960s, a patriotic, suburban teenager Ron Kovic enlists in the Marines to fulfill his American duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he accidentally kills a fellow soldier. Later he sustains injuries that leave him permanently paralyzed. He returns home to an underfunded, under supplied, and uncaring Veterans Administration hospital. Worse, he faces family, friends, and a public now on both sides of the political divide who don't understand what he went through, but feel fully entitled to criticize it.
Cast : Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans
Writer : Ron Kovic (book), Oliver Stone (screenplay), Ron Kovic (screenplay)
Language : English, Spanish