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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  1. Michael Cimino

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Deric Washburn


Top Billed Cast

  1. Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro

    Michael Vronsky

  2. John Cazale

    John Cazale


  3. John Savage

    John Savage

    Steven Pushkov

  4. Christopher Walken

    Christopher Walken

    Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich

  5. Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep


  6. George Dzundza

    George Dzundza


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 3h 3m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $50,000,000.00

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Release Information

  • December 8, 1978
    R, Theatrical



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