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THE DEER HUNTER (Drama - R)
PRODUCERS: Barry Spikings, Michael Deeley, John Peverall, Michael Cimino

ABOUT THE FILM

Epic about the effect of the Vietnam War on a Pennsylvania steel town following several stories, including an embittered POW (De Niro) an abandoned wife (Streep), and an maimed vet (Savage).

DIRECTED BY:

Michael Cimino (who also won the Oscar for direction).

THE CAST INCLUDES

Robert De Niro / Nominated
(GODFATHER 2, RAGING BULL, BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY, TAXI DRIVER, 1900, NEW YORK NEW YORK, THE DEER HUNTER, KING OF COMEDY, THE MISSION, THE UNTOUCHABLES, MIDNIGHT RUN)

Meryl Streep / Nominated Supporting Actress (KRAMER VS. KRAMER, SOPHIE'S CHOICE, THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S, SILKWOOD, OUT OF AFRICA, IRONWEED, A CRY IN THE DARK, POSTCARDS FROMTHE EDGE, THE DEER HUNTER, JULIA, DEATH BECOMES HER)

Christopher Walken / Oscared Supporting Actor! (THE ANDERSON TAPES, ANNIE HALL, HEAVEN'S GATE, THE DOGS OF WAR, A VIEW TO A KILL, McBAIN, BATMAN RETURNS)

With John Cazole, John Savage, George Dzundza, and Chuck Aspegren.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Michael Cimino (1940 - ) American director, screenwriter, and producer who has written most of his own scripts. He is probably best known for his biggest hit: THE DEER HUNTER and his biggest flop: HEAVEN'S GATE.

NOTES & TRIVA


Richard Portman, William McCaughey, Aaron Rochin, and Darrin Knight shared the Oscar for Sound; while Peter Zinner received the Editing Oscar.

OTHER NOMINATIONS

Direction (*)
Supporting Actor (*)
Film Editing (*)
Sound (*)
Actor
Supporting Actress
Writing
Cinematography

OTHER "BEST PICTURE" NOMINATIONS

COMING HOME
HEAVEN CAN WAIT
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
AN UNMARRIED WOMAN

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