The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter (1978)

One of the most important and powerful films of all time!

  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Release Date: 1978-03-09
  • User Rating: 8/10 from 2694 ratings
  • Runtime: 3h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Michael Cimino
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A group of working-class friends decide to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.

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  • Robert De Niro

    as Michael Vronsky
  • Christopher Walken

    as Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich
  • John Cazale

    as Stan
  • John Savage

    as Steven Pushkov
  • Meryl Streep

    as Linda
  • George Dzundza

    as John
  • Rutanya Alda

    as Angela
  • Pierre Segui

    as Julien
  • Amy Wright

    as Bridesmaid
  • Richard Kuss

    as Linda's Father
  • Joe Grifasi

    as Bandleader
  • Dennis Watlington

    as Cab Driver
  • Shirley Stoler

    as Steven's Mother
  • Chuck Aspegren

    as Axel
  • Mary Ann Haenel

    as Stan's Girl
  • Mady Kaplan

    as Axel's Girl
  • Paul D'Amato

    as Sergeant
  • Christopher Colombi Jr.

    as Wedding Man
  • Victoria Karnafel

    as Sad Looking Girl
  • Jack Scardino

    as Cold Old Man
  • Joe Strnad

    as Bingo Caller
  • Helen Tomko

    as Helen
  • Charlene Darrow

    as Red Head
  • Jane-Colette Disko

    as Girl Checker
  • Michael Wollet

    as Stock Boy
  • Robert Beard

    as World War Veteran
  • Joe Dzizmba

    as World War Veteran
  • Stephen Kopestonsky

    as Priest
  • John F. Buchmelter III

    as Bar Patron
  • Frank Devore

    as Barman
  • Tom Becker

    as Doctor
  • Lynn Kongkham

    as Nurse
  • Nongnuj Timruang

    as Bar Girl
  • Po Pao Pee

    as Chinese Referee
  • Dale Burroughs

    as Embassy Guard
  • Parris Hicks

    as Sergeant
  • Samui Muang-Intata

    as Chinese Bodyguard
  • Sapox Colisium

    as Chinese Man
  • Vitoon Winwitoon

    as NVA Officer
  • Somsak Sengvilai

    as V.C. Referee
  • Charan Nusvanon

    as Chinese Boss
  • Jiam Gongtongsmoot

    as Chinese Man At Door
  • Chai Peyawan

    as South Vietnamese Prisoner
  • Mana Hansa

    as South Vietnamese Prisoner
  • Sombot Jumpanoi

    as South Vietnamese Prisoner
  • Phip Manee

    as Woman In Village
  • Ding Santos

    as V.C. Guard
  • Krieng Chaiyapuk

    as V.C. Guard
  • Ot Palapoo

    as V.C. Guard
  • Chok Chai Mahasoke

    as V.C. Guard
  • Joel Thingvall

  • Gary A. Jones

    as Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
Production Michael Deeley Producer
Sound James Fritch Sound Editor
Editing Peter Zinner Editor
Sound Richard Portman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Fred Schuler Camera Operator
Production Cis Corman Casting
Writing Deric Washburn Screenplay
Writing Michael Cimino Screenplay
Directing Michael Cimino Director
Production Michael Cimino Producer
Costume & Make-Up Edwin Butterworth Makeup Artist
Camera Vilmos Zsigmond Director of Photography
Crew Carey Loftin Stunt Coordinator
Camera Nick McLean Camera Operator
Production Barry Spikings Producer
Production John Peverall Producer
Art Ron Hobbs Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Dick Smith Makeup Artist
Production Frank Ernst Location Manager
Sound Stanley Myers Music
Art Kim Swados Art Direction
Crew Buddy Van Horn Stunt Coordinator
Camera Enrique Bravo Camera Operator
Art George Stokes Construction Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Mary Keats Hairstylist
Sound Donald L. Bolger Boom Operator
Costume & Make-Up Del Acevedo Makeup Artist
Camera Wynn Hammer Still Photographer
Art Gus Basso Greensman
Art Harold McConnell Leadman
Art Mickey Woods Construction Coordinator
Sound James J. Klinger Supervising Sound Effects Editor
Sound Stephen Katz Dolby Consultant
Costume & Make-Up Eric Seelig Costume Supervisor
Crew Frank 'Cat' Ballou Transportation Coordinator
Crew Arthur Dunne Transportation Coordinator
Directing June Samson Script Supervisor
Production M.R. Boonyalak Sukawasdi Location Manager
Sound Aaron Rochin Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Teri E. Dorman Sound Editor
Sound William L. McCaughey Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Claude Binyon Jr. Production Manager
Sound Frank M. Reale Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Greer Cavagnaro Still Photographer
Camera Katrina Franken Still Photographer
Camera Dieter Ludwig Still Photographer
Lighting Rick Martens Gaffer
Crew Robert Werden Unit Publicist
Camera Keith Kelsay Assistant Camera