Johnny Got His Gun

  • 1971
  • Movie
  • GP
  • Drama, War

Flawed but powerful, Dalton Trumbo's adaptation of his disturbing 1939 antiwar novel won three awards at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival but met with mixed reviews at home. The film centers on Joe Bonham (Timothy Bottoms, in his film debut), a young American soldier who loses his legs, arms, and face when a bomb explodes near him on the last day of WW I....read more

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Johnny Got His Gun - Official Trailer
01:16 — A young World War I veteran learns to cope with the loss of all of his limbs. The only film directed by award-winning Blacklisted screenwriter Dalton (more…)
(Movie Clip) Jesus
Donald Sutherland in his cameo as Jesus, overseeing a card game between doughboys, recalled by basket-case Joe Bonham (Timothy Bottoms) in Dalton Trum (more…)
(Movie Clip) Opening Credits
Opening title sequence from Dalton Trumbo's sole directorial effort, Johnny Got His Gun, 1971, starring Timothy Bottoms, from Trumbo's celebrated nove (more…)

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  • Released: 1971
  • Rating: GP
  • Review: Flawed but powerful, Dalton Trumbo's adaptation of his disturbing 1939 antiwar novel won three awards at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival but met with mixed reviews at home. The film centers on Joe Bonham (Timothy Bottoms, in his film debut), a young American… (more)

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