The Deer Hunter

TitleThe Deer Hunter
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1978
AuthorsCimino, Michael
Running Time3h 3m
Date Released12/1978
DistributorUniversal Pictures, Columbia-EMI-Warner
CountryUnited States; United Kingdom
Publication LanguageEnglish

In this acclaimed, Oscar-winning war drama, directed by Michael Cimino, the Vietnam War shatters the lives of a group of friends from a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. While in Vietnam, the three friends, played by Robert de Niro, John Cazale and John Savage, are captured and forced to play Russian roulette by the Viet Cong Việt Cộng. Two return home, but one, traumatized by his experiences, stays in Saigon and becomes a professional player. His friends try to bring him back home.


Robert De Niro

Christopher Walken

John Savage

John Cazale

Meryl Streep

George Dzundza


Production company: EMI

Produced by: Barry Spikings, Michael Deeley, Michael Cimino, John Peverall

Screenplay by: Deric Washburn

Story by: Michael Cimino, Deric Washburn, Louis Garfinkle, Quinn K. Redeker

Music by: Stanley Myers

Cinematography: Vilmos Zsigmond

Edited by: Peter Zinner

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