- 2 hr
Birdy is a 1984 drama directed by Alan Parker. It is the story of two teenagers, Birdy (Matthew Modine) and Al (Nicholas Cage). The two are high school friends who serve together in Vietnam. Birdy gets his name from his fixation and obsession with birds. Birdy is pushed over the edge by his experiences in Vietnam and he placed in a psychiatric hospital. He appears to completely lose touch with reality, and Al struggles to help his friend regain his connection with the real world. Modine is very convincing as the young mentally damaged Vietnam vet.