Birdy (1984)

A soaring experience unlike anything you've ever seen before.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1984-12-14
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 256 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?

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  • Matthew Modine

    as Birdy
  • Nicolas Cage

    as Sergeant Al Columbato
  • John Harkins

    as Doctor Major Weiss
  • Sandy Baron

    as Mr. Columbato
  • Karen Young

    as Hannah Rourke
  • Bruno Kirby

    as Renaldi
  • Nancy Fish

    as Mrs. Prevost
  • George Buck

    as Birdy's Father
  • Dolores Sage

    as Birdy's Mother
  • Pat Ryan

    as Joe Sagessa
  • James Santini

    as Mario Columbato
  • Maud Winchester

    as Doris Robinson
  • Marshall Bell

    as Ronsky
  • Elizabeth Whitcraft

    as Rosanne
  • Sandra Beall

    as Shirley
  • Victoria Nekko

    as Claire
  • Crystal Field

    as Mrs. Columbato
  • John Brumfield

    as Mr. Kohler
  • Joe Lerer

    as Military Doctor
  • Alice Truscott

    as Mother on Train
  • Ed Taylor

    as Zimmy The Human Fish
  • Irving Selbst

    as Fairground Announcer
  • Steve Lippe

    as Junkyard Proprietor
  • William Clark

    as Policeman on Beach
  • James Pruett

    as Emergency Doctor
  • Priscilla Alden

    as Waiting Room Lady
  • Howard Kinsley

    as Mr. Tate
  • Robert Diamond

    as Maloney
  • Bud Seese

    as Drunk in Jail
Art George R. Nelson Set Decoration
Production Juliet Taylor Casting
Art Armin Ganz Art Direction
Production Alan Marshall Producer
Crew M. James Arnett Stunt Coordinator
Art W. Stewart Campbell Art Direction
Editing Gerry Hambling Editor
Camera Michael Seresin Director of Photography
Directing Alan Parker Director
Costume & Make-Up Kristi Zea Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Judy Feil Assistant Costume Designer
Sound Eddy Joseph Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Molly Maginnis Assistant Costume Designer
Art Geoffrey Kirkland Production Design
Sound Peter Gabriel Original Music Composer
Writing Sandy Kroopf Screenplay
Writing Jack Behr Screenplay
Writing William Wharton Novel
Production David Manson Executive Producer
Camera Ted Churchill Steadicam Operator
Camera Larry McConkey Steadicam Operator
Camera Kerry Hayes Still Photographer
Crew Ed Arter Transportation Coordinator
Crew Michael Brum Transportation Captain
Crew Cliff Wenger Special Effects
Directing Tom Davies Second Assistant Director
Camera David L. Butler Aerial Camera
Camera Ralph Nelson Still Photographer
Art John A. Kelly Painter
Camera Mike Roberts Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Paul LeBlanc Hairstylist
Crew Tom Gray Unit Publicist
Directing Chris Soldo First Assistant Director
Directing Alice Tompkins Script Supervisor
Production Rory Enke Location Manager
Sound Danny Benson Boom Operator
Production Ned Kopp Associate Producer
Sound David MacMillan Sound Recordist
Camera Alan R. Disler First Assistant Camera
Production Nancy Giebink Unit Production Manager
Production Ron Phipps Finance
Camera Charlie Hammerschmitt Steadicam Operator
Art Don Watson Leadman
Art George Zimninsky Property Master
Art Anthony Tortorice Assistant Property Master
Art Michelle Souza Assistant Property Master
Art Aaron Zajac Assistant Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Kelly Makeup Artist
Art Tom Sindicich Construction Coordinator
Art Rich Clot Construction Foreman
Art Margery Gabrielson Painter
Crew Paul Cimino Transportation Captain