The Deer Hunter Script

Script by:Michael Cimino (Screenplay), Deric Washburn (Screenplay)
Directed by:Michael Cimino

Plot:A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.

Heaven’s Gate Script

Script by:Michael Cimino (Screenplay)
Directed by:Michael Cimino

Plot:Harvard graduate James Averill is the sheriff of prosperous Jackson County, Wyo., when a battle erupts between the area's poverty-stricken immigrants and its wealthy cattle farmers. The politically connected ranch owners fight the immigrants with the help of Nathan Champion, a mercenary competing with Averill for the love of local madam Ella Watson. As the struggle escalates, Averill and Champion begin to question their decisions.