Trivia / Born on the Fourth of July

  • Billing Displacement: Despite second billing, Willem Dafoe doesn't appear until 1 hour and 36 minutes into the movie.
  • California Doubling: Like Apocalypse Now and Platoon, scenes in Vietnam were actually shot in the Philippines due to the political climate.
  • Deleted Role: Macaulay Culkin had a small role as a kid, but was cut out of the film.
  • The Merch: Deconstructed, as the film ended up inspiring unofficial merchandise in the form of "Ron Kovic" Halloween costumes and an unofficial (in terms of not getting the license for the actor's appearance) adult collectible 1/6th scale action figure of Tom Berenger from the film, as Berenger has a single scene in the film where he gives a recruitment speech for the Marines in dress blues at the start of the film.
  • Real-Life Relative: Three Baldwin brothers are in the film, William Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin and Stephen Baldwin. They do not share any screentime.
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