The Deer Hunter (1978)

R  |   |  Drama, War


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An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.


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Trivia

According to Deric Washburn, he and Michael Cimino spent three days together in L.A. at the Sunset Marquis, hammering out the plot. The script eventually went through several drafts, evolving into a story with three distinct acts. Washburn did not interview any veterans to ... ...


Quotes

Michael: Hey, watch out, Axel. We'll be calling him old fireballs after tonight.
Axel: Fuckin' A.
Michael: Not bad.


Goofs

"Stosh" is the Polish nickname for Stanley, not Russian.


Crazy Credits

We gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of our Thai crew in the production of "The Deer Hunter"

Details

Release Date:

23 February 1979

Language

English, Russian, Vietnamese, French


Country of Origin

USA, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$48,979,328 (USA) (31 December 1980)

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