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The Deer Hunter

Three friends from a steel town in Pennsylvania are drafted to fight in Vietnam, finding themselves in a war in which there are no rules but survival.

Clairton, Pennsylvania, 1960s. Three close friends from the steelworks, Mike, Nick and Steve, prepare to leave for service in Vietnam, but not before Steve`s wedding is celebrated in grand style. The festivities turn into a painful farewell as the three men become embroiled in a war in which there are no rules but survival, and the enemy have devised a deadly game of Russian roulette for their prisoners.

2 hours, 55 minutes

Last on

Sat 13 Feb 2021 22:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 01:49

    John Williams



Role Contributor
Director Michael Cimino
Mike Robert De Niro
Nick Christopher Walken
Steven John Savage
Linda Meryl Streep
Stan John Cazale
John George Dzundza


  • Sun 19 Apr 2020 22:35
  • Mon 20 Apr 2020 01:10
  • Sat 13 Feb 2021 22:00