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Year: 1978
Original Title: The Deer Hunter
Length: 183 minutes
Genre: Drama, War
Studios: Universal Pictures
Age rating: Suitable only for adults
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: March 08 1979

United States: February 23 1979


Ranking: 3,616 out of 16,356 movies (up 2038)

Ranked #122 in list 'The best movies ever'


9.0 by 18 users

8.8 by 4 media


Three hunting lovers and friends who work as laborers in a Pennsylvania steelmaking factory spend the last hours together before saying goodbye to go to fight as volunteers to the Vietnam War, a war that will change everyone's life forever. The horror of the war and its consequences are portrayed in this magnificent Cimino film that won five Academy Awards. Along with 'The Return' of Hal Ashby, it was the film that opened the eyes to the American people, giving for the first time a pessimistic view of the conflict and the lives of all those who, even though they had physically overcome the battle, were never the same again.


Cast The Deer Hunter



Trivia The Deer Hunter

In order to enhance the realism of the film, Robert De Niro and John Savage dispensed with doubles in the scene where they jump from the helicopter. The slaps the characters exchange during Russian roulette are totally real. De Niro has always said that in this film he made the best interpretation of his life.