The deer hunter

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One of several 1978 films dealing with the Vietnam War (including Hal Ashby's Oscar-winning Coming Home), Michael Cimino's epic second feature The Deer Hunter was both renowned for its tough portrayal of the war's effect on American working class steel workers and notorious for its ahistorical use of Russian roulette in the Vietnam sequences. Structured in five sections contrasting home and war, the film opens in Clairton, PA, as Mike (Robert De Niro), Nick (Christopher Walken), and Stan (John Cazale, in his last film) celebrate the wedding of their friend Steve (John Savage) and go on a final deer hunt before the men leave for Vietnam. Mike treats hunting as a test of skill, lecturing Stan about the value of "one shot" deer slaying and brushing off Nick's urgings to appreciate nature's beauty. As Mike ruminates post-hunt, the film cuts to the horror of Vietnam, where the men are captured by Vietcong soldiers who force Mike and Nick to play Russian roulette for the V.C.'s amusement. Mike turns the game to his advantage so they can escape captivity, but the men are permanently scarred by the episode. Steve loses his legs; Nick vanishes in the Saigon Russian roulette parlors. Mike returns alone to Clairton a changed man, as he rejects the killing of the deer hunt and finds solace with Nick's old girlfriend Linda (Meryl Streep). Disgusted by the antics of his male cohorts at home, Mike decides to bring Steve back from a veterans' hospital, and he returns to Saigon to find Nick. As Saigon falls, Mike discovers how far gone Nick is; the survivors gather in Clairton for a funeral breakfast, singing an impromptu rendition of "God Bless America." ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID0bfae64f-be94-555d-f3fd-159c18c3da5e
Grouping Titledeer hunter
Grouping Authoruniversal pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-10-19 05:40:43AM
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auth_author2Alda, Rutanya.
Aspegren, Chuck.
Cazale, John, 1936-1978,
Cazale, John, 1936-1978.
Cimino, Michael,
Cimino, Michael.
Corman, Cis.
De Niro, Robert,
De Niro, Robert.
Deely, Michael.
Dzundza, George.
Garfinkle, Louis.
Myers, Stanley,
Myers, Stanley.
Peverall, John.
Redeker, Quinn K.
Savage, John, 1949-
Segui, Pierre.
Spikings, Barry.
Stoler, Shirley.
Streep, Meryl,
Streep, Meryl.
Walken, Christopher, 1943-
Washburn, Deric,
Washburn, Deric.
Zsigmond, Vilmos.
author2-roleAlda, Rutanya.
Aspegren, Chuck.
Cazale, John,1936-1978,actor.
Cazale, John,1936-1978.
Cimino, Michael,director.
Cimino, Michael.
Corman, Cis.
De Niro, Robert,actor.
De Niro, Robert.
Deely, Michael.
Dzundza, George.
E.M.I. Films.
Garfinkle, Louis.
Myers, Stanley,composer (expression)
Myers, Stanley.
Peverall, John.
Redeker, Quinn K.
Savage, John,1949-
Savage, John,1949-actor.
Segui, Pierre.
Spikings, Barry.
Stoler, Shirley.
Streep, Meryl,actor.
Streep, Meryl.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Walken, Christopher,1943-
Walken, Christopher,1943-actor.
Washburn, Deric,screenwriter.
Washburn, Deric.
Zsigmond, Vilmos.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rio Linda
display_descriptionCimino's epic film about friendship chronicles the lives of three steelworkers and their friends, whose lives are irrevocably changed by a tour of duty in Vietnam. The film is renowned for the Russian roulette scenes.
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Martin Luther King Jr.
Rio Linda
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ils:.b16538316DVDMoviesWidescreen [ed.].EnglishUniversal Home Video, c2001.1 videodisc (183 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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subject_facetAcademy Awards (Motion pictures)
American Film Institute 100 greatest American movies
Clairton (Pa.) -- Drama
Clairton (Pennsylvania) -- Teatro
Conflicto de Vietnam, 1961-1975 -- Teatro
Director's Guild of America Awards
Feature films
Fiction films
Golden Globe Awards
Historical films
Iron and steel workers -- Drama
National Film Preservation Board (U.S.)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Trabajadores metalúrgicos -- Teatro
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Drama
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- United States -- Drama
War films
title_displayThe deer hunter
title_fullThe deer hunter / Universal Pictures and EMI Films ; A Michael Cimino film ; screenplay by Deric Washburn ; directed by Michael Cimino
The deer hunter [videorecording] / Universal Pictures and EMI Films ; a Michael Cimino film ; produced by Barry Spikings, Michael Deely, Michael Cimino, John Peverall ; director, Michael Cimino ; screenplay, Deric Washburn ; story by Michael Cimino, Deric Washburn, Louis Garfinkle, Quinn K. Redeker
title_shortThe deer hunter
topic_facetAcademy Awards (Motion pictures)
Conflicto de Vietnam, 1961-1975
Golden Globe Awards
Iron and steel workers
National Film Preservation Board (U.S.)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Trabajadores metalúrgicos
Vietnam War, 1961-1975