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The Deer Hunter

Synopsis

One of several 1978 films dealing with the Vietnam War (including Hal Ashby's Oscar-winning ), 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 (more

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4.0

73 out of 100 Metascore®

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