“Born on the Fourth of July” quotes(1989)
Plot – Ron was born on the 4th of July, the day of the American Independence anniversary. As a volunteer in Vietnam, he sees women and children dying, then he causes the death of a friend. Seriously injured at the spine, Ron returns to USA paralyzed and is forced to a long hospitalization in a military structure during which he deeply changes his opinion about the war. Ron gets deeply depressed and when he heals he decides to devote himself to pacifism issues and to the Democratic Party policy.
All actors – Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans, Jamie Talisman, Anne Bobby, Samantha Larkin, Tom Berenger, Frank Whaley, Jerry Levine, Richard Panebianco, Rob Camillettishow all
“Born on the Fourth of July” Quotes 15 quotes
“I served my country - and they just want to take from it - just take, take! Love it or leave it, that's what I think.”
“We want to make one thing very clear to you, Ron. The possibility of your ever walking again is minimal... almost impossible. You're a T6 - paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Probably... you'll be in a wheelchair for the rest of your life.”
“Ronnie, Ronnie, you're doing the right thing! Communism has to be stopped! It's God's will that you go, and I'm proud of you.”
“- Ron Kovic: That was the war, communism, the incidious evil! They told us to go.
- Mrs. Kovic: Yes, yes that's what they told us.
- Ron Kovic: Thou shalt not kill, Mom. Thou shalt not kill women and children! Thou shalt not kill! Remember? Isn't that what you taught us? Isn't that what they taught us?
- Mrs. Kovic: Stop it! Stop it!”
“Ever since I was a kid I've wanted this, I've wanted to serve my country, and I want to go. I want to go to Vietnam, and I'll die there if I have to.”
“We went to Vietnam to stop communism!... We shell women and children!”
“People say that if you don't love America, then get the hell out. Well, I love America.”
“I'm a Vietnam veteran, I'm here tonight to say, this war is wrong, this government lied to me, lied to my brothers, the people in this country tricked us into going thirteen thousand miles to fight a war against poor peasant people who have a proud history of resistance who have been struggling for their own independence for one thousand years,...” (continue)(continue reading)
“They burned the flag and they demonstrated against us; it's on the cover of the paper today. They have no respect. They have no idea what's going on over there, mom - the men that are sacrificing their lives. People are dying every day over there, and nobody back here even seems to care. It's a bunch of goddamn shit if you ask me!”
I can't find the words to express how the leadership of this country sickens me, people say "If you don't love America, then get the hell out", well I love America we love the people of America very much but when it comes to the government it stops right there, the government are a bunch of corrupt thieves, they are rapists and robbers, and we... (continue)(continue reading)