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The Deer Hunter

on BBC Two England

A special presentation of the Oscar-winning epic starring
Robert De Niro
Christopher Walken Meryl Streep
Clairton, Pennsylvania, the 60s. Three close friends from the steelworks, Mike, Nick and Steve, prepare to leave for service in Vietnam, but not before Steve's wedding is celebrated in grand style. The festivities turn into a painful farewell as the three men are embroiled in a war in which there are no rules but survival, and the enemy have devised a deadly game of Russian roulette for their prisoners....
This moving and sometimes disturbing film received huge critical praise, breaking new ground in its realistic depiction of the effect of the Vietnam War on the American people. It won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Screenplay by DERIC WASHBURN Produced by BARRY SPKINGS
MICHAEL DEELEY , MICHAEL CIMINO and JOHN PEVERALL
Directed by MICHAEL CIMINO
(First showing on British television)
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Contributors

Unknown:
Robert de Niro
Unknown:
Christopher Walken
Unknown:
Meryl Streep
Play By:
Deric Washburn
Produced By:
Barry Spkings
Produced By:
Michael Deeley
Produced By:
Michael Cimino
Produced By:
John Peverall
Directed By:
Michael Cimino
Michael Vronsky:
Robert de Niro
Stan ‘Stosh’:
John Cazale
Steven:
John Savage
Nikanor 'Nick' Chevotarevich:
Christopher Walken
Linda:
Meryl Streep
John:
George Dzundza
Axel:
Chuck Aspegren
Steven's mother:
Shirley Stoler
Angela:
Putanya Alda

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