• Publication date: June 16, 2012

The Deer Hunter

A group of friends leave to fight in the Vietnam War and return as devastated men.

Program data

Duration: 180

Production Year: 1978

MBC Max:

March 23, 2015 19:30 (KSA) ~ March 23, 2015 18:30 (CLT)

The year is 1968 and three steelworkers and friends from a small Western Pennsylvania townare preparing to serve in the Vietnam War.  One of them, Steven (John Savage), has just married his pregnant sweetheart, while Nick (Christopher Walken)is an avid hunter who notoriously kills his prey with one shot.  Mike (Robert De Niro) is the most sensible among them, who often assumes a leadership role.

Once in Vietnam the trio is captured by Vietcong and forced to play a game of Russian roulette.  Although they escape the situation physically, each soldier returns from war mentally scarred to varying degrees.

The Deer Hunter won five Oscars and a Golden Globe.  The picture was a commercial success, earning $48 million at box offices worldwide.

Starring:

  • Robert De Niro
  • Christopher Walken
  • John Cazale
  • John Savage
  • Meryl Streep
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Directed by: Michael Cimino

Rating: R