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The Deer Hunter – Classic Cinema

The Deer Hunter is a 1978 war drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Slavic-American[4][5][6] steelworkers whose lives were upended after fighting in the Vietnam War. The three soldiers are played by Robert De NiroChristopher Walken, and John Savage, with John Cazale (in his final role), Meryl Streep, and George Dzundza playing supporting roles. The story takes place in ClairtonPennsylvania, a working-class town on the Monongahela River south of Pittsburgh, and in Vietnam.

The film was based in part on an unproduced screenplay called The Man Who Came to Play by Louis A. Garfinkle and Quinn K. Redeker, about Las Vegas and Russian roulette. Producer Michael Deeley, who bought the script, hired writer/director Michael Cimino who, with Deric Washburn, rewrote the script, taking the Russian roulette element and placing it in the Vietnam War. The film went over-budget and over-schedule, and ended up costing $15 million. EMI Films, who produced the film, released the film internationally while Universal Pictures handled its distribution in North America.

March 14, 2023
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