Born on the Fourth of July

Ron Kovic a young man joins the Marines and fights in Vietnam, but is paralyzed from getting shot in the back. Upon his return home, Ron still says that American is doing the right thing, but have a mental collapse, he has a change of heart about what he fought for.

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Other mistake: During the big protest march scene which is supposed to have taken place in the early '70's, one Vietnam vet who is sitting in a wheelchair is clearly wearing a pair of high top Reebok sneakers introduced in the late '80's.

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Jamie Wilson - Georgia: What's done is done, sir. I can't ever forgive you... but maybe the Lord can.
Mrs. Wilson: We understand, Ron. We understand the pain you've been going through.

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Trivia: The real Ron Kovic can be seen in the opening 4th of July parade scenes as one of the disabled vets.

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Question: There's a scene in this movie that I've never understood. When Ron Kovic is in the VA hospital, there's one scene where he wakes up in the middle of the night, and looks up and sees something, and screams. What did he see that made him scream?

Answer: He doesn't see anything. He hears his blood dripping back into the makeshift machine the doctors have set up and realizes it isn't working properly. In the previous scene he was told that if they couldn't get the machine to work, he would never walk again.

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