The theme is an extremely uplifting song with a powerful solo trumpet performance by Tim Morrison. It also would be one of Williams' first pieces in a politically themed movie that would continue in the early 90's when he reteamed with Oliver Stone for JFK. I have always loved the song since I first saw that video back in 1989, but had never seen the film to really appreciate the song. But I finally saw the movie last year. Born On The Fourth Of July was a good movie, but once again John Williams made another movie great with one of his best themes of all time. Might by overlooked by the masses, but not by me!
Ladies and gentlemen.... #33 The Born On The Fourth Of July Theme from John Williams