The Deer Hunter [Special Edition] [2 Discs] ()

directed by Michael Cimino
featuring Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken

The Deer Hunter [Special Edition] [2 Discs] - Michael Cimino
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One of several 1978 films dealing with the Vietnam War (including Hal Ashby's Oscar-winning Coming Home), Michael Cimino's epic second feature The Deer Hunter was both renowned for its tough portrayal of the war's effect on American working class steel workers and notorious for its ahistorical use of Russian roulette in the Vietnam sequences. Structured in five sections contrasting home and war, the film opens in Clairton, PA, as Mike (Robert De Niro), Nick (Christopher Walken), and Stan (John Cazale, in his last film) ...