Ron Kovic Saturday 20th March 2010 Hundreds of people converged at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street to protest the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The protests were part of an annual event organized by Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER). Los Angeles, California
Tom Cruise, in a role that was a brave departure for him in 1989, plays Kovic in his adult years. Kovic grows up as a child of the American dream in 1950s Long Island. He's a God-fearing, baseball-hitting, patriotic lad who lives in an environment full of parades and malt shops. As a high school senior, young Ron doesn't think twice about signing up for the Marines, believing that he's doing the right thing for his country.
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