Birdy

Rated R 120 minutes 1984

Birdy (Matthew Modine) returns from the Vietnam War scarred from the horrific experiences of battle. He is so damaged by what he saw that he has shut himself off from reality completely, imaging that he is actually a bird. Birdy is confined to a mental hospital, where the doctors are at a loss as to how to treat him. In an attempt to help, Al (Nicolas Cage), his best friend from high school -- and who was also in Vietnam -- visits him every day to try and get through to him.

Film Credits

Director: Alan Parker

Writer: Jack Behr and Sandy Kroopf

Producer: Ned Kopp, David Manson and Alan Marshall

Cast: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, Sandy Baron, John Harkins, Karen Young, Bruno Kirby, Nancy Fish, George "Buck" Flower, Dolores Sage, Robert Ryan, James Santini, Maud Winchester, Marshall Bell, Elizabeth Whitcraft, Sandra Beall, Victoria Nekko, Crystal Field, John Brumfield, Joe Lerer, Alice Truscott, Ed Taylor, Irving Selbst, Steve Lippe, William Clark, James Pruett, Priscilla Alden, Howard Kinsley, Robert Diamond, Bud Seese and Ray Pili

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