Plot – Birdy is a Vietnam veteran once passionate about birds. Nowadays he's hospitalized and his only support comes from an old friend, wounded during the war like him. He still has an unfulfilled dream, that is to fly.
All actors – Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron, Karen Young, Bruno Kirby, Nancy Fish, George Buck, Dolores Sage, Pat Ryan, James Santini, Maud Winchester, Marshall Bell, Elizabeth Whitcraft, Sandra Beall, Victoria Nekko, Crystal Field, John Brumfield, Joe Lerer, Alice Truscott, Ed Taylor, Irving Selbst, Steve Lippe, William Clark, James Pruett, Priscilla Alden, Howard Kinsley, Robert Diamond, Bud Seese, Ray Pili, Lawrence J. McKenna, David Kuhn, Kevin P. Kuhn, Ronald Distefano, Larry Hochman, Guy Jones, Erskine Morgan, Ramona Bajema, Maurice Frizzeli Jr., Donald Sims, Richard Mason, Charles A. Tamburro, Richard Holley, Harry Hauss, Mark Simpson, Clark Taylor, Michael Shaner, Tim Davis, Bird No. 9, Alfonso, Hobbie, Sneaky, Willey, Ace, Prince, Tiger, Bo, Budah, Chiggar, Tyko, Kelly, Red, Fantasy, Scooter, Jonathan, Monty, Horatio, No's. 1 to 84, Dennis Erectusshow all
“Birdy” Quotes 14 quotes
“You ever wondered what our lives down here must look like to a bird?”
“Flying is much more than flapping wings. A bird can flap its wings and not move an inch then when it wants to fly the slightest flick of its wings sends it up against the sky. You have to feel that air has substance and can hold you up. It's mostly a matter of confidence.”
“- Birdy: Do you like pigeons?
- Al Columbato: What's to like?
- Birdy: They fly.
- Al Columbato: They fly. So what?
- Birdy: That's enough.”
“Maybe life is shitty. It is shitty. I'll tell you something. I'm not trying to pin life anymore. I don't even fucking understand it. I just want to make it through with some dignity, like everybody else.”
“- Al Columbato: You ain't gonna fly any more than I could, Birdy.
- Birdy: The reason you couldn't fly, Al, is you don't believe you could fly.”
“I guess it's kinda hard to be good at something nobody wants.”
“The dream is as real to me now as my waking life. I don't know where one begins and the other ends. I wish I could tell Al, but I'm afraid to. In my dreams, nothing holds me down. Everything's out and away.”
“You always were hard to hurt, Birdy. Real losers never hurt.”
“There's nothing in my life to keep me here anymore. I wish I could die and be born again as a bird.”
“I don't trust the guy. Everything's too interesting to him.”
“Al, sometimes you're so full of shit.”
“I'm starting to worry that I'll never really fly the way I've been going. As scary as a bird's life must be... at least they have that. They can always fly away.”
“They're just like on a cow, but in a more stupid place.”