Birdy (1984)

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After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.


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  • Matthew Modine in Birdy (1984)
  • Matthew Modine in Birdy (1984)
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  • Nicolas Cage and Matthew Modine in Birdy (1984)
  • Nicolas Cage and Matthew Modine in Birdy (1984)

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7 December 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
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| A Strange, Depressing Character Study
This is a strange and fascinating - but that likable - story about a kid who becomes obsessed with birds and then literally goes crazy. Matthew Modine plays the introverted "Birdy." A young Nicholas Cage plays his best friend, "Al."

It's not a particularly pleasant story. In fact, it's downright depressing many times. It also had an unusual ending, one the critics seemed to all pan but I liked. I thought it was neat.

The movie does keep your interest, so it gets decent points for that, and it certainly presents a unique character study.

I haven't seen this film in a long time, but after writing this review, I'd kind of like to view it again.....depressing or not.

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,720 25 December 1984

Gross USA:

$1,455,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,455,045

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