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FULL SYNOPSIS

Director Alan Parker tackles this adapation of William Wharton's novel, which retains much of the source material's texture and complexity. Matthew Modine is Birdy, who comes back from Vietnam mentally shattered and deludes himself into thinking that he is a bird, an animal that has obsessed him since childhood. Birdy is confined to a military hospital, where he spends his time sitting naked in his room, not acknowleding anyone, moving and acting like a parakeet. His best friend Al (Nicolas Cage), also a wounded Vietnam vet, visits Birdy every day, determined to bring him back to reality. Birdy is occasionally disjointed but enriched by strong performances from Modine and Cage and a number of hard-to-forget moments. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:December 14, 1984

Cast

Matthew Modine
as Birdy
Nicolas Cage
as Al Columbato
John Harkins
as Dr. Weiss
Sandy Baron
as Mr. Columbato
Karen Young
as Hannah Rourke
Nancy Fish
as Mrs. Prevost
Crystal Field
as Mrs. Columbato
Bruno Kirby
as Renaldi
Juliet Taylor
George "Buck" Flower
as Birdy's father
James Santini
as Mario Columbato
Maud Winchester
as Doris Robinson
Marshall Bell
as Ronsky
Elizabeth Whitcraft
as Rosanne
Sandra Beall
as Shirley
John Brumfield
as Mr. Kohler
Joe Lerer
as Military Doctor
Irving Selbst
as Fairground Announcer
Steve Lippe
as Junkyard Proprietor
Priscilla Alden
as Waiting Room Lady
Bud Seese
as Drunk in Jail
Charles Tamburro
as Helicopter Pilot
Michael Runyard
as Stunt Player
Mic Rodgers
as Stunt Player
Michael Shaner
as Veteran
Harry Hauss
as Helicopter Pilot
Irving Selbst
as Fairground Announcer
Joe Lerer
as Military Doctor
James Santini
as Mario Columbato
Mic Rodgers
as Stunt Player
Michael Runyard
as Stunt Player
John Brumfield
as Mr. Kohler
Marshall Bell
as Ronsky
Michael Shaner
as Veteran
Priscilla Alden
as Waiting Room Lady
Steve Lippe
as Junkyard Proprietor
Sandra Beall
as Shirley
Maud Winchester
as Doris Robinson
George "Buck" Flower
as Birdy's father
Charles Tamburro
as Helicopter Pilot
Elizabeth Whitcraft
as Rosanne
Bud Seese
as Drunk in Jail

Crew

Alan Parker
Director
Alan Marshall
Producer
Sandy Kroopf
Screenwriter
Alan Parker
Screenwriter
Jack Behr
Screenwriter
Michael Seresin
Cinematographer
Peter Gabriel
Composer (Music Score)
Gerry Hambling
Editor
Geoffrey Kirkland
Production Designer
Armin Ganz
Art Director
Ned Kopp
Associate Producer
David Manson
Executive Producer
George R. Nelson
Set Designer
Kristi Zea
Costume Designer
David MacMillan
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Roberts
Camera Operator
Juliet Taylor
Casting
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