Birdy 1984

Birdy

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Birdy (Matthew Modine) returns from the Vietnam War scarred from the horrific experiences of battle. He is so damaged by what he saw that he has shut himself off from reality completely, imaging that he is actually a bird. Birdy is confined to a mental hospital, where the doctors are at a loss as to how to treat him. In an attempt to help, Al (Nicolas Cage), his best friend from high school -- and who was also in Vietnam -- visits him every day to try and get through to him.

Cast & Crew

Nicolas Cage
Sergeant Al Columbato
Sandy Baron
Mr. Columbato
John Harkins
Doctor Major Weiss
Karen Young
Hannah Rourke
Nancy Fish
Mrs. Prevost
George "Buck" Flower
Walt, Birdy's Father, School Janitor
Dolores Sage
Birdy's mother
Pat Ryan
Joe Sagessa
William Wharton
Writer (Novel)
Ned Kopp
Associate Producer
David Manson
Executive Producer
Peter Gabriel
Original Music
Michael Seresin
Cinematographer
Gerry Hambling
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Critic Reviews for Birdy

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Audience Reviews for Birdy

  • Jun 24, 2011
    Though it is an interesting study on the human mind and a slick combination of a variety of genres, the film isn't as special as it promises to be, as it suffers from some underdevelopment, some cheesiness, some overdrawn segments, a cop-out ending and underwhelmingness. Still, it is is supported by very good music, a strong story, compelling characters and a solid final act, in spite of the ending. Still, the real power behind this film is the drama led by Matt Modine and Nick Cage. The film explores a varity of subgenres of drama. The film touches on the friends' coming-of-age, experience in war and the terrible aftermath of this war. The film explores genuine human struggles in many shapes and froms and the transitions feel smooth and don't get in the way of the emotional impact, which still would have been stronger if the rest of the film wasn't executed so underwhelmingly. Oh man, I hate this review. This bad review should tell how underwhelming this is. I was really looking foward to this and yet, here we are. Still, "Birdy", though nothing too special, remains a moving portrait on friendship and the desire for freedom in many situations, led by strong performances from Cage and Modine.
    Cameron J Super Reviewer
  • Jan 11, 2011
    This movie has a realistic feel, as it tells the story of two friends, one of which is insane and thinks he's a bird. I saw this on TV the other day, I thought the characters were interesting, but the story was slow and boring. Overall it's an okay movie, though.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Oct 16, 2009
    It was OK.Something to watch
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2007
    Okay, you have Modine who loves birds and is so shaken up in 'Nam that he starts acting like a bird. Then you have Cage who's his bestest mate and tries to help him out while dealing with his own recollections of the war. It's a good film. Bit weird, but good.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer

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