The Deer Hunter

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again.

Year

1978

Movie time

183 min

Directed by

Michael Cimino

Cast

Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken

8.1/10

IMDB

93%

Rotten Tomatoes

86/100

Metacritic