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the_DT
deer_NN
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,_,
directed_VBN
by_IN
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,_,
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the_DT
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._.
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those_DT
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that_CS
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forget_VB
._.
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this_DT
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best_JJS
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1978_CD
,_,
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all_PDT
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cimino_NP
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the_DT
character_NN
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._.
the_DT
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a_DT
small_JJ
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._.
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._.
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,_,
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a_DT
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the_DT
local_JJ
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)_(
works_NN
._.
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michael_NP
,_,
steven_NP
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john_NP
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)_)
,_,
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christopher_NP
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vietnam_NP
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steven_NP
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._.
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the_DT
marriage_NN
,_,
the_DT
group_NN
,_,
including_IN
axel_???
(_)
chuck_VB
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)_)
,_,
spend_VB
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a_DT
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,_,
one_CD
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their_PP$
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._.
this_DT
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view_VB
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a_DT
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,_,
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._.
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purpose_NN
of_IN
the_DT
first_OD
act_NN
._.
the_DT
outstanding_JJ
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de_NP
niro_???
,_,
walken_VB
,_,
streep_NP
,_,
savage_JJ
,_,
and_CC
cazale_NN
,_,
who_WP
died_VBD
very_RB
shortly_RB
after_IN
the_DT
filming_VBG
of_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
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completed_VBN
,_,
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shine_NN
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promise_NN
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to_TO
halt_VB
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the_DT
near_IN
future_NN
._.
the_DT
second_NN
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the_DT
movie_NN
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the_DT
trio_NN
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men_NNS
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the_DT
front_NN
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vietnam_NP
,_,
stationed_VBN
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a_DT
south_NN
vietnamese_JJ
village_NN
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attacked_VBN
by_IN
the_DT
viet_NP
cong_NP
._.
the_DT
men_NNS
are_BER
eventually_RB
captured_VBN
and_CC
held_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
floating_JJ
prison_NN
on_IN
a_DT
river_NN
._.
this_DT
prison_NN
,_,
run_NN
by_IN
the_DT
v_NN
._.
c_NN
._.
,_,
initiates_VBZ
the_DT
horrifying_JJ
scenes_NNS
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the_DT
movie_NN
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prisoners_NNS
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forced_VBN
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play_NN
russian_JJ
roulette_NN
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each_DT
other_JJ
._.
steven_NP
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who_WP
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emotionally_RB
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this_DT
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events_NNS
,_,
is_BEZ
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a_DT
tiger_NN
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water_NN
up_RP
to_IN
his_PP$
face_NN
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he_PP
refuses_VBZ
to_IN
participate_VB
._.
michael_NP
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leadership_NN
again_RB
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convincing_JJ
nick_NP
that_CS
the_DT
only_JJ
way_NN
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steven_NP
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two_CD
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each_DT
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moreover_RB
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they_PP
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3_CD
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gun_NN
._.
personally_RB
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portrayal_NN
really_RB
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displayed_VBN
in_IN
a_DT
brilliant_JJ
way_NN
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these_DT
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the_DT
following_JJ
scenes_NNS
._.
the_DT
men_NNS
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eventually_RB
able_JJ
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escape_NN
,_,
but_CC
are_BER
separated_VBN
._.
michael_NP
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able_JJ
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steven_NP
,_,
who_WP
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up_RP
losing_VBG
his_PP$
legs_NNS
,_,
to_IN
medical_JJ
care_NN
,_,
while_CS
nick_NP
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his_PP$
way_NN
to_IN
saigon_NP
and_CC
a_DT
u_NN
._.
s_NN
._.
army_NN
hospital_NN
._.
michael_NP
returns_NNS
home_NN
and_CC
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not_XNOT
feel_VB
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all_PDT
like_IN
a_DT
hero_NN
._.
he_PP
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avoid_VB
the_DT
celebrations_NNS
and_CC
recognition_NN
that_CS
his_PP$
friends_NNS
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bestow_VB
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him_PP
._.
he_PP
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nick_NP
is_BEZ
still_RB
lost_VBN
in_IN
vietnam_NP
._.
the_DT
third_OD
act_NN
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more_DT
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walken_JJ
's_POS
character_NN
,_,
who_WP
eventually_RB
stumbles_VBZ
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a_DT
small_JJ
gambling_NN
operation_NN
where_CS
the_DT
game_NN
is_BEZ
,_,
again_RB
,_,
russian_JJ
roulette_NN
._.
only_RB
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this_DT
game_NN
,_,
you_PP
play_VB
for_IN
money_NN
._.
michael_NP
has_HVZ
learned_VBN
that_CS
nick_NP
is_BEZ
possibly_RB
still_RB
alive_JJ
and_CC
returns_NNS
to_IN
saigon_NN
to_IN
attempt_NN
to_IN
find_VB
him_PP
._.
the_DT
two_CD
narrowly_RB
find_VB
each_DT
other_JJ
at_IN
the_DT
russian_JJ
roulette_NN
games_NNS
,_,
but_CC
do_DO
not_XNOT
link_NN
up_IN
until_CS
michael_NP
discovers_VBZ
nick_NP
participating_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
games_NNS
and_CC
tries_VBZ
to_TO
bring_VB
him_PP
home_RB
._.
a_DT
very_RB
emotional_JJ
,_,
and_CC
,_,
for_IN
many_DT
,_,
a_DT
very_RB
disturbing_JJ
movie_NN
,_,
the_DT
deer_NN
hunter_NN
is_BEZ
a_DT
truly_RB
magnificent_JJ
movie_NN
that_CS
should_MD
not_XNOT
be_BE
missed_VBN
._.
the_DT
greatest_JJS
performances_NNS
possible_JJ
are_BER
turned_VBN
in_IN
by_IN
all_PDT
actors_NNS
,_,
and_CC
cimino_NP
's_POS
directing_VBG
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
considered_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
at_IN
his_PP$
all-time_JJ
best_JJS
in_CD
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
equally_RB
dazzling_JJ
._.
do_DO
not_XNOT
miss_VB
this_DT
film_NN
,_,
it_PP
will_MD
captivate_VB
and_CC
astound_NN
you_PP
._.