The Deer Hunter

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Michael, Steven and Nicky are 3 best friends who enjoy going Deer hunting quote often. These men get enlisted to head to Vietnam to fight for their country and celebrate with a farewell party, as well as Nicky marrying a pregnant woman named "Angela." After the horrors during the war and edge-grabbing games of Russian Roulette that these men are forced to play, Michael returns home and realizes that his Deer hunting outings aren't the same as they used to be, because of the war and he eventually finds out that Steven is handicapped and Nicky hasn't returned from Vietnam, and in response, he heads back to Vietnam to rescue him.

Director: Michael Cimino
Writer: Michael Cimino (story), Deric Washburn (story), Louis Garfinkle (story), Quinn K. Redeker (story), Deric Washburn (screenplay)
Production: N/A
Genre: drama, war
Year: 1978
MetaScore: 86/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 23 Feb 1979
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 26 nominations.


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Michael - Robert De Niro
Steven - John Savage
Linda - Meryl Streep
Steven's Mother - Shirley Stoler
Angela - Rutanya Alda
Julien - Pierre Segui
Axel's Girl - Mady Kaplan
Bridesmaid - Amy Wright
Stan's Girl - Mary Ann Haenel
Linda's Father - Richard Kuss
Bandleader - Joe Grifasi
Sad Looking Girl - Victoria Karnafel
Cold Old Man - Jack Scardino
Bingo Caller - Joe Strnad
Helen - Helen Tomko
Sergeant - Paul D'Amato
Cab Driver - Dennis Watlington
Red Head - Charlene Darrow
Girl Checker - Jane-Colette Disko
Stock Boy - Michael Wollet
World War Veteran - Robert Beard
World War Veteran - Joe Dzizmba
Barman - Frank Devore
Doctor - Tom Becker
Bar Girl - Nongnuj Timruang
Chinese Referee - Po Pao Pee
Embassy Guard - Dale Burroughs
Sergeant - Parris Hicks
Chinese Bodyguard - Samui Muang-Intata
Chinese Man - Sapox Colisium
NVA Officer - Vitoon Winwitoon
V.C. Referee - Somsak Sengvilai
Chinese Boss - Charan Nusvanon
Chinese Man At Door - Jiam Gongtongsmoot
South Vietnamese Prisoner - Chai Peyawan
South Vietnamese Prisoner - Mana Hansa
South Vietnamese Prisoner - Sombot Jumpanoi
Woman In Village - Phip Manee
V.C. Guard - Ding Santos
V.C. Guard - Krieng Chaiyapuk
V.C. Guard - Ot Palapoo
V.C. Guard - Chok Chai Mahasoke
US Embassy Guard - Joe Cummings
Hospital Orderly - Gary Jones
Altar Boy - James Kall
Steelworker - Tom Madden
Steel Worker - Antone Pagán
Steel Worker - Michael Santiago
Steel Worker - Joel Thingvall