About

A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.

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Directed by

Michael Cimino

Written by

Michael Cimino (Screenplay)
Deric Washburn (Screenplay)

Runtime

183 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

One of the most important and powerful films of all time!

Cast

Keywords

escape vietnam veteran suicide party wedding vietnam post traumatic stress disorder friend pennsylvania steel worker saigon deer hunting russian roulette viet cong

Photos

Lists

#164 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#160 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#53 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#467 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Christopher Walken

Oscar for Best Director Michael Cimino

Oscar for Best Sound Richard Portman William L. McCaughey Aaron Rochin

Oscar for Best Film Editing Peter Zinner