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Star

STAR

Co-star

CO-STAR

Featured Players

Christopher Walken, 1978

Christopher Walken


George Dzundza, 1978

George Dzundza


Shirley Stoler, 1978

Shirley Stoler


Chuck Aspegren, 1978

Chuck Aspegren


Rutanya Alda, 1978

Rutanya Alda


THE DEER HUNTER1978

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter
© EMI Films

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Average Rating: 5.0 (out of 5)   (85 votes cast)


Source of Film

SOURCE OF FILM

The Deer Hunter

screenplay by Deric Washburn (1937- ) based on the story The Man Who Came to Play by Louis Garfinkle (1928-2005) and Quinn K. Redeker (1936- ).


Veteran screenwriters, Garfinkle and Redeker, sold their story about Russian Roulette and gambling in Las Vegas to EMI Films.   Director Michael Cimino and Washburn then set the story in Vietnam and added more characters.   All four received their only Academy Award nomination for Writing.

Producer Detail

PRODUCER DETAIL

Barry Spikings
Michael Deeley
Michael Cimino
John Peverall

Film Run-time and Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

3 hour, 2 minutes

A group of friends fight in the Vietnam War and then struggle to re-integrate themselves after their harrowing tour of duty.   Robert De Niro stars.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS

MPAA Rating

MPAA RATING

Rated R

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1978 Domestic Box Office Rank: #9[1]U.S. flag

Theatrical Revenues

GROSS

  • (Adjusted Gross)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $188m[1]U.S. flag

Original Film Distributor

DISTRIBUTOR

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LOCATIONS

Sources

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Film Run-time and Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

3 hour, 2 minutes

A group of friends fight in the Vietnam War and then struggle to re-integrate themselves after their harrowing tour of duty.   Robert De Niro stars.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE
WINNER

Japan Academy

AWARD NOMINEE
WINNER
  • Japan Academy iconBest Foreign Language FilmJapan Academy icon
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British Academy of Film and Television Arts

BAFTA NOMINEE
WINNER

MPAA Rating

MPAA RATING

Rated R

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1978 Domestic Box Office Rank: #9[1]U.S. flag

Theatrical Revenues

GROSS

  • (Adjusted Gross)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $188m[1]U.S. flag

Original Film Distributor

DISTRIBUTOR

Location Filming

LOCATIONS

Sources

SOURCES