Time Magazine Contents Page Vol. 134, No. 26 DECEMBER 25, 1989

Vol. 134, No. 26 DECEMBER 25, 1989

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COVER: Tom Cruise, the movies' all-American boy, wins acting medals as a disabled, disillusioned Viet Nam vet

He danced like a dynamo in Risky Business, swaggered through the sky in Top Gun and held his own against Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. Cruise is Hollywood's biggest attraction, and he is about to be acclaimed one of its best actors. In Born on the Fourth of July, he displays rage and range as Viet Nam veteran Ron Kovic. For the engaging, intense young star, life has never been sweeter.

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IMAGES: A revolutionary year produces visions of freedom, defeat and resolve

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