Tom Cruise gives an Oscar® nominated performance as an idealistic
young man whose life is shattered after a disabling injury while serving in the Vietnam War, then given new
meaning as the growing anti-war sentiment sweeps the country. Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, the film
was a landmark in Cruise's career establishing his credibility as a serious dramatic actor. Co-starring
Kyra Sedgewick and Willem Dafoe.