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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Robert De Niro
John Cazale
John Savage
Christopher Walken
Meryl Streep
Directors
Michael Cimino
Screenwriters
Michael Cimino
Deric Washburn
Running Time
182 minutes

The Deer Hunter
Superb cast inclusing Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken in this long, dark 70's epic treatise on the endurance of the American male.


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Plot
A group of friends who work in steel mills prepare to go to war by taking a trip into the mountains to kill dear. Their slow-paced life is shoved into the stark reality of warfare and the psychological effects of such a shocking contrast prevent them from slotting back into society.


Verdict
A simultaneuosly touching and harrowing experience that puts the audience directly in the shoes of one man's experience of Vietnam.


Reviewed by Colin Kennedy

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