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Birdy (14-Dec-1984)

Director: Alan Parker

Writers: Jack Behr; Sandy Kroopf

From novel: Birdy by William Wharton

Keywords: Drama

Two close friends from Philadelphia, Birdy, an introvert obsessed with flight and all aspects of birds, and Al, athletic and popular, are drafted and sent to the war in Vietnam. Al receives physical injuries, but Birdy's psychological damage is far worse: he returns home unresponsive and near-catatonic. Birdy's doctor hopes that Al can bring him out, but is not optimistic. Won the Prix du Jury at Cannes.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nicolas Cage
7-Jan-1964   Leaving Las Vegas
Bruno Kirby
28-Apr-1949 14-Aug-2006 When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers
Matthew Modine
22-Mar-1959   Joker in Full Metal Jacket
Karen Young
29-Sep-1958   Heading South


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