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One of John Williams' underrated scores, it gained Williams an Oscar nomination for Best Score and Oliver Stone an Oscar win for Best Director.
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Tom Cruise, Raymond J Barry, Tom Berenger
The Film: Based on Ron Kovic's biography, the acclaimed film follows a zealous teen who eagerly volunteers for the Vietnam War, to an embittered veteran paralysed from the mid-chest down. Deeply in love with his country, Kovic returned to an environment vastly different from the one he left, and struggled before emerging as a brave new voice for the disenchanted.
The Score: John Williams scored this soundtrack on one of his rare collaborations away from Stephen Spielberg. Five times Oscar winner, he lost out that year to The Little Mermaid.