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Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Oliver Stone

Writing Credits (WGA)  

Ron Kovic ... (book)
 
Oliver Stone ... (screenplay) &
Ron Kovic ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Josh Evans ...
Tommy Kovic
Jamie Talisman ...
Jimmy Kovic
Anne Bobby ...
Suzanne Kovic
Samantha Larkin ...
Patty Kovic
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Timmy
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Steve Boyer
Richard Panebianco ...
Joey Walsh
Rob Camilletti ...
Tommy Finnelli
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Billy Vorsovich
Michael McTighe ...
Danny Fantozzi
Richard Haus ...
Recruiting Sgt. Bowers
Kevin Harvey Morse ...
Jackie Kovic
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Donna, Ron's Girlfriend
Karen Newman ...
Hooker - Villa Dulce
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Vet - Villa Dulce
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Vet - Villa Dulce
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Man #1 - Arthur's Bar
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Vet #1 - Democratic Convention
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Vet #2 - Miami Convention
Liz Moore ...
Fat Lady at Parade
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Infantry Colonel
Norma Moore ...
Massapequa Mom
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Young Donna's Friend
Mel Allen ...
Himself (voice)
Richard Grusin ...
Coach
Harold Woloschin ...
Umpire
Ryan Beadle ...
Ballplayer
Sean McGraw ...
Young Donna's Father
Bryan Larkin ...
Young Ron Kovic
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News Reporter
Seth Allen ...
Young Tommy Kovic
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Young Jimmy Kovic
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Young Suzanne Kovic
Mike Miller ...
Neighbor
Ellen Pasternack ...
Neighbor
Joy Zapata ...
Neighbor
Bob Tillotson ...
Truck Driver
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Marine Major - Vietnam
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Lieutenant - Vietnam
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Martinez - Vietnam
Michael Compotaro ...
PFC Wilson, Marine Shot by Kovic
Paul Abbott ...
Platoon - Vietnam
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Platoon - Vietnam
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Platoon - Vietnam
Claude Brooks ...
Platoon - Vietnam
Michael Smith Guess ...
Platoon - Vietnam
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Platoon - Vietnam (as James LeGros)
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Platoon - Vietnam (as William R. Mapother)
Christopher W. Mills ...
Platoon - Vietnam
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Platoon - Vietnam
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Platoon - Vietnam
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Doctor - Vietnam
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Chaplain - Vietnam
John Falch ...
Corpsman - Vietnam
Dan Furnad ...
Corpsman - Vietnam
Fred Geise ...
Corpsman - Vietnam
Greg Hackbarth ...
Corpsman - Vietnam
Don Wilson ...
Corpsman - Vietnam
Corkey Ford ...
Marvin - VA Hospital
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Willie - VA Hospital
Sami Chester ...
Aide #2 - VA Hospital
Chris Pedersen ...
Aide #3 - VA Hospital
Chris Walker ...
Aide #4 - VA Hospital
Willie Minor ...
Eddie - VA Hospital
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Patient - VA Hospital
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Patient - VA Hospital
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Patient - VA Hospital
David Neidorf ...
Patient - VA Hospital
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Patient - VA Hospital
Richard Lubin ...
Patient - VA Hospital
Norm Wilson ...
Patient - VA Hospital
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Patient - VA Hospital
Sergio Scognamiglio ...
Patient - VA Hospital
Billie Neal ...
Nurse Washington - VA Hospital
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Frankie - VA Hospital
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Doctor #1 - VA Hospital
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Hooker - VA Hospital (as Vivica Fox)
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Optimistic Doctor - VA Hospital
Abbie Hoffman ...
Strike Organizer - Syracuse, NY
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Donna's Boyfriend - Syracuse, NY
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Speaker - Syracuse, NY
Edie Brickell ...
Folk Singer - Syracuse, NY
Keri Roebuck ...
Woman - Syracuse, NY
Geoff Garza ...
Young Radical - Syracuse, NY
Joseph P. Reidy ...
Student Organizer - Syracuse, NY (as Joseph Reidy)
Erika Geminder ...
Young Patty
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Baby Patty
Beau Starr ...
Man #2 - Arthur's Bar
Rick Masters ...
Man #3 - Arthur's Bar
John Del Regno ...
Friend #1 - Arthur's Bar
Gale Mayron ...
Friend #2 - Arthur's Bar
Lisa Barnes ...
Friend #3 - Arthur's Bar
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Barmaid - Arthur's Bar (as Melinda Ramos Renna)
Jason Klein ...
Young Timmy
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Charlie - Villa Dulce
Jessica Prunell ...
Young Donna
Lane R. Davis ...
Young Steve
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Vet - Villa Dulce
Johnny Pinto ...
Young Joey (as John Pinto)
Ivan Kane ...
Vet - Villa Dulce
Ed Jupp Jr. ...
Vet - Villa Dulce
Michael Sulsona ...
Vet - Villa Dulce
Cordelia González ...
María Elena, Hooker - Villa Dulce (as Cordelia Gonzalez)
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Young Tommy
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Charlie's Hooker - Villa Dulce (as Begonia Plaza)
Edith Diaz ...
Madame - Villa Dulce
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Bartender - Villa Dulce
Eduardo Ricaro ...
Cab Driver - Villa Dulce
Tony Frank ...
Mr. Wilson - Georgia
Jayne Haynes ...
Mrs. Wilson - Georgia
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Jamie Wilson - Georgia
Elbert Lewis ...
Cab Driver - Georgia
Peter Crombie ...
Undercover Vet - Miami Convention
Kevin G. McGuire ...
Paraplegic #1 - Miami Convention (as Kevin McGuire)
Ken Osborne ...
Paraplegic #2 - Miami Convention
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Paraplegic #3 - Miami Convention
Chuck Pfeiffer ...
Secret Service Agent - Miami Convention
Frank Girardeau ...
Agent #1 - Miami Convention
William Wallace ...
Agent #2 - Miami Convention
Chip Moody ...
TV Anchor - Miami Convention
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Vet #1 - Miami Convention
Philip Amelio ...
Young Billy
Frank Cavestani ...
Vet #3 - Miami Convention
Jimmy L. Parker ...
Vet #4 - Miami Convention
William G. Knight ...
Chief Cop - Miami Convention (as William Knight)
David Carriere ...
Hippie - Miami Convention
John William Galt ...
Fat Republican - Miami Convention (as John Galt)
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Democratic Delegate - Democratic Convention
Kristel Otney ...
Woman #1 - Democratic Convention
Pamela S. Neill ...
Woman #2 - Democratic Convention
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Reporter #1 - Democratic Conventon
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Reporter #2 - Democratic Convention
Cody Beard ...
Young Danny
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Official #1 - Democratic Convention, Pushing Wheelchair (as John McGinley)
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Official #2 - Democratic Convention
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Passerby #1 - Democratic Convention
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Passerby #2 - Democratic Convention
Lorraine Morin-Torre ...
Passerby #3 - Democratic Convention
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Passerby #4 - Democratic Convention
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Vet #2 - Democratic Convention
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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John Achorn ...
(uncredited)
Chris Adamec ...
Orderly (uncredited)
Ran Barker ...
Bobby (uncredited)
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Democratic Conventioner (uncredited)
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Marine Recruiter (uncredited)
Jedidiah Esparza ...
Parade Attendee (uncredited)
Luv Adele Gaerlan ...
Girl Selling Barbecued Pork (uncredited)
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Miami Convention Member (uncredited)
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Parade Veteran (uncredited)
Dean Mauro ...
Conventioneer (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
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Little girl (uncredited)
Mark Miller ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Syracuse Friend (uncredited)
Nick Nicholson ...
Soldier (uncredited)
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Father at Parade (uncredited)
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Protesting War Widow (uncredited)
E. Lee Smith ...
Vietnam Veteran (uncredited)
Marvin Frank Stone III ...
Parade Attendee (uncredited)
Henry Strzalkowski ...
(uncredited)
Steve Thomas ...
Gazebo Speech Attendee (uncredited)
Mark Edward Walters ...
Parade Attendee (uncredited)
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Prom Date (uncredited)
Norman D. Wilson ...
Veteran (uncredited)
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Produced by 

A. Kitman Ho ... producer
Lope V. Juban Jr. ... producer: Phillipines
Joseph P. Reidy ... associate producer (as Joseph Reidy)
Oliver Stone ... producer
Clayton Townsend ... associate producer

Music by 

John Williams

Cinematography by 

Robert Richardson ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

David Brenner
Joe Hutshing ... co-editor

Casting By 

Risa Bramon Garcia ... (as Risa Bramon)
Billy Hopkins

Production Design by 

Bruno Rubeo

Art Direction by 

Richard L. Johnson
Victor Kempster

Set Decoration by 

Derek R. Hill

Costume Design by 

Judy L. Ruskin ... (as Judy Ruskin)

Makeup Department 

Martha Marek Beresford ... hair stylist
Bonnie Clevering ... hair stylist
Sharon Ilson ... key makeup artist
Rick Sharp ... makeup artist: Tom Cruise
Gordon J. Smith ... special makeup effects artist (as Gordon Smith)
Suzanne M. Willett ... assistant makeup artist
Joy Zapata ... key hair stylist (as Joy A. Zapata)
Jean Ann Black ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Fred Lackey III ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Jane Bartelme ... production supervisor
Brad Blake ... post-production supervisor
Chris Brigham ... production supervisor: Philippines
Joey Romero ... production manager: Philippines
Clayton Townsend ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Randy Fife ... second unit director
Ulysses Formanez ... second second assistant director: Philippines
Donald J. Lee Jr. ... second second assistant director
Stephen Lim ... first assistant director (as Stephen J. Lima) / first assistant director
Joseph P. Reidy ... first assistant director (as Joseph Reidy)
David Sardi ... second assistant director

Art Department 

Francisco Balangue ... construction manager: Philippines
Richard L. Barlow ... assistant props
Tana Bishop ... art production assistant
E.W. Bradford ... construction coordinator (as E.W. 'Bill' Bradford)
Don 'Tex' Clark ... set dresser (as Don Clark)
Rodell Cruz ... art director: Philippines
David Delina ... property master: Philippines
Mark Fabert ... gang boss
Camilo Felipe ... head painter: Philippines
Floyd Gentry ... stand-by painter
Joanna Gilliam ... art production assistant
Doug Gruden ... art production assistant
John Harrington ... key painter
Jerry G. Henery ... construction foreman
Joe Kee ... art production assistant (as Joseph A. Kee)
Bruce Kerner ... sign graphics coordinator
Jack Kerner ... signwriter
Jeff Klein ... art production assistant
Charles P. Lancaster ... signwriter
David McGrath ... art production assistant
Jeff McGrath ... art production assistant
William H. Neff ... signwriter foreman (as William H. Neff Jr.)
Mike Parsons ... property master
Craig Pittman ... set dresser (as Craig H. Patterson)
Marco Rubeo ... draughtsman
Joe Sharber ... stand-by props
Phil Shirey ... leadman
J. Grey Smith ... set dresser
George Toomer Jr. ... set dresser
Nicole Vaughn ... art production assistant
Amy Vuckovich ... art production assistant (as Amy Botefuhr)
John Timothy Williams ... set dresser
Calvin Wimmer ... art department
Ron Downing ... property buyer: Mexico (uncredited)
Stephanie Emery ... prop assistant (uncredited)
Doyle Smith ... assistant to art director (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Bill Abbott ... digital sound recordist
Lon Bender ... additional sound (as Lon E. Bender)
Gary Gegan ... adr mixer
Scott Martin Gershin ... sound effects editor
Avram D. Gold ... adr editor
Hilda Hodges ... foley artist (as Hilda Ann Hodges)
Chris Hogan ... additional sound
Michael Hoskinson ... assistant sound editor (as Michael R. Hoskinson)
Mark R. La Pointe ... foley editor (as Mark La Pointe)
Mark Lanza ... additional sound
Tod A. Maitland ... sound mixer
Joseph A. Mayer ... adr supervisor (as Joe Mayer)
Michael Minkler ... sound designer / sound re-recording mixer
Derrick Mitchell ... assistant sound editor
T.J. O'Mara ... boom operator (as Terence J. O'Mara)
Dan M. Rich ... dialogue editor (as Dan Rich)
David M. Roberts ... sound recordist
Wylie Stateman ... sound designer / sound re-recording mixer
Edward M. Steidele ... foley artist (as Edward Steidele)
Gregory H. Watkins ... sound re-recording mixer
Hugo Weng ... dialogue editor
Michael D. Wilhoit ... dialogue editor / sound editor
Michael P. Henning ... second unit: boom operator (uncredited)
Bill Rojas ... sound facility supervisor (uncredited)
Dan Sharp ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Jeff Timbs ... daily sound transferer (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

William Curtin ... special effects coordinator: Philippines
Manny Macapagal ... special effects second assistant: Philippines
Randy E. Moore ... special effects crew
Theresa Purcell ... special effects assistant
William Purcell ... special effects coordinator
Roland Salem ... special effects first assistant: Philippines
Jim Henry ... smoke machines: Dallas (uncredited)
Bradley W. Taylor ... special effects crew (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Robert Dawson ... optical supervisor
Dion Hatch ... optical cameraman: CRC
Clayton R. Marsh ... optical lineup
Dan Valuere ... optical color timer

Stunts 

Gil Arceo ... stunt coordinator: Philippines
Lloyd Lively ... stunts (uncredited)
Leon Slaughter ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Banong Balicas ... key grip: Philippines
Enrico Balicas ... best boy grip: Philippines
Rene Balicas ... dolly grip: Philippines
Bradly E. Breitbarth ... grip (as Bradly Breitbarth)
Donald Carlson ... first assistant camera
Robert C. Carlson ... second assistant camera
Dean Coke ... grip
Bernardo Gabilo ... focus puller: Philippines
Jonathan D. Guerra ... electrician (as Jon Guerra)
Paris L. Gutierrez ... electrician
Thomas Jirgal ... grip (as Thomas 'Casey' Jirgal)
Ian Jones ... additional Steadicam operator
Lynn Lockwood ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Lynn C. Lockwood)
Carol Ann Maguire ... grip
Anastas N. Michos ... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera
Jim Miller ... grip
Mike Miller ... key grip (as Michael Miller)
Robert W. Moreno ... electrician
Roland Neveu ... still photographer
Reinhart 'Rayteam' Peschke ... gaffer
Philip C. Pfeiffer ... director of photography: second unit
Toby Phillips ... Steadicam operator
Celebrando Raymundo ... head electrician: Philippines
George Rosales ... assistant camera: Philippines
David Rudd ... first assistant camera
Caloy Salcedo ... focus puller: Philippines (as Caldy Salcedo)
Frank Scheidbach ... best boy
John Shoemaker ... electrician
Timmy D. Short ... gang boss
John Patrick Smith ... film loader
Peter J. Verrando ... video playback operator (as Pete Verrando)
William Webb ... camera intern (as Bill Webb)
Sharon Alley ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bil Arscott ... electrician (uncredited)
Sean Cohen ... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Off ... assistant camera: additional scenes (uncredited)
Henry Tirl ... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Paul Adler ... casting: Philippines
Julie Herrin ... casting assistant
Ed Johnston ... casting: Texas
Heidi Levitt ... casting associate
Amy Levy-Lancaster ... casting assistant
Ken Metcalfe ... extras casting: Philippines
Kris Nicolau ... extras casting
Carl Scaglione ... casting assistant: Texas
Donna Schubert ... casting assistant
Burton Sharp ... voice casting
Suzanne Smith ... casting assistant
Katherine Venti ... casting associate
Matthew W. Davis ... casting assistant (uncredited)
Eric Northcutt ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Fran Allgood ... costumer: women (as Fran V. Allgood)
Wynn Arenas ... head wardrobe: Philippines
Barbara B. Baker ... costume shop supervisor
Sawnie Baldridge ... wardrobe supervisor (as Sawnie Baldridge Smith)
Kateri Cale ... costume shop assistant
Mitzie Corbin ... extras costume supervisor
Alice Green ... extras wardrobe assistant
Jeannie Johnson ... costume shop assistant (as Jeannie Ione Johnson)
Stephen M. Krajica ... costumer: men
Stacy Lewis ... extras costume supervisor
Susan Mayes ... extras wardrobe assistant
Mayes C. Rubeo ... extras costume supervisor (as Mayes Castillero de Rubeo)
Terry Smart ... costume shop assistant
Andrea Wallace ... assistant costume designer
Jerri Whiteman ... extras wardrobe assistant
Mary Zophres ... extras costume supervisor (as Areti Mary Zophres)
Andra Hayes ... extras wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Laurie Rudd ... costume draper/seamstress (1987) (uncredited)
Nicole Tussy ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
F. Paul Benz ... apprentice editor
Dale Caldwell ... color timer: DeLuxe
Jana Carroll ... assistant film editor
Adrienne 'Dee' Chappell ... apprentice film editor
Carrie Antoinette Daccardi ... post-production assistant
Julie Monroe ... first assistant film editor
Mark Nakamine ... colorist (digital color correction)
Melody Platt ... assistant film editor
Pietro Scalia ... associate editor

Music Department 

Budd Carr ... music supervisor
Armin Steiner ... score mixer
Kenneth Wannberg ... music editor
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Ed Barrera ... picture car coordinator (as Edward Barrera)
Ben Cañalita ... assistant transportation captain: Philippines
Primo Guina ... transportation captain: Philippines
Alvin Milliken ... transportation coordinator (as Alvin Milliken Jr.)
Crispin Rebolledo ... picture car coordinator: Philippines
Tim Buchanan ... picture car assistant (uncredited)
James Clarke ... driver: Ron Kovic (uncredited)
Troy Flynn ... driver: production van (uncredited)
Roy A. Grace ... driver (uncredited)
Gregory F. Poulos ... picture car coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew 

Joe Alonsabe ... accountant: Philippines
Parry Bacmante ... security: Philippines
Marion Billings ... publicity consultant (as Marion S. Billings)
David A. Brink ... production assistant
Frank Cavestani ... demonstration advisor
Jane Comendador ... office production assistant: Philippines
Robert Dawson ... title designer
Cesar Dominguez ... head armorer: Philippines
Don Donigi ... dailies color advisor
Andrea Doven ... assistant: Tom Cruise (as Andrea Morse)
Dale Dye ... technical advisor: military (as Capt. Dale Dye)
Mark Ebenhoch ... technical advisor: military
Jeff Flach ... location manager (as Jeffrey Flach)
Ricky Francisco ... office production assistant: Philippines
Paul Gadd ... production assistant
John Gallagher ... key production assistant (as John E. Gallagher)
Robert 'Rock' Galotti ... technical advisor: military
Eusebio Garcia ... military liaison: Philippines
Fred Geise ... technical advisor: military (as Fred 'Doc' Geise USN [Ret.])
Frederick H. Geise ... medical advisor
S.H. Grant ... production assistant
Kathryn M. Griege ... assistant production coordinator
Robert Grindrod ... assistant auditor (as Robert J. Grindrod)
Sandy Hollis ... craft service
Kelly Householder ... production assistant
Andrea Jaffe ... publicity consultant
David H. Johnson ... location assistant
James Knox ... production assistant
Ron Kovic ... technical advisor
Jean M. Longwell ... production assistant
Lito Mabalot ... location manager: Philippines
Susan Malerstein ... script supervisor
Travis Mann ... production assistant (as Travis M. Mann)
Arthur Manson ... producer's representative
William Mapother ... assistant: Tom Cruise
John McCabe ... parade advisor
Mark Miranda ... craft service: Philippines
Maggie Murphy ... key production assistant
Bill Neal ... advisor: wrestling
Jeff Nightbyrd ... demonstration advisor
Sandra Palacios-Plugge ... assistant location manager
Ellen Pasternack ... unit publicist
Chris Renna ... medic
Leroy Roper ... airbrush artist
John Sclimenti ... production assistant: Los Angeles
Andrew Sears ... second assistant auditor
Elisabeth Seldes ... assistant: Oliver Stone
Sherry Sims ... extras coordinator
Christina Stauffer ... production assistant
Barbara-Ann Stein ... auditor
Mike Stokey ... technical advisor: military
Leeann Stonebreaker ... production coordinator
Layne Teaff ... assistant production coordinator
Russ Thurman ... military technical advisor (as Capt. Russ Thurman Ret.)
Art Tizon ... assistant: A. Kitman Ho
Pat Y. Tolentino ... production office coordinator: Philippines
Antonio V. Torralba ... production physician (as Dr. Antonio V. Torralba)
John L. Walker ... location assistant
Jane Aguirre ... government liasion (uncredited)
Billy Crawford ... production assistant (uncredited)
Dean Denton ... production assistant (uncredited) / stand-in (uncredited)
Mark A. Hatley ... production assistant (uncredited)
Oli Laperal Jr. ... equipment coordinator (uncredited)
Deborah Lupard ... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Mack ... assistant craft service (uncredited)
Romy Stevenson ... production intern: Dallas (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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