The Deer Hunters

The episode’s title refers to the 1978 drama film The Deer Hunter, directed by Michael Cimino. The film is about a group of three friends, Russian-American steelworkers, and how their lives are changed forever by the Vietnam War. The Deer Hunter was the #9 movie of 1978, and won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. It is notable as the first film which Meryl Streep received a nomination for, as she is the most-nominated actor at the Oscars.

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