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Rolling Thunder                                  (1977)
7.3 Rating
(66 ratings)
7.1 IMDB rating
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William Devane William Devane
Major Charles Rane
Tommy Lee Jones Tommy Lee Jones
Johnny Vohden
Linda Haynes Linda Haynes
Linda Forchet
James Best James Best
Texan
Dabney Coleman Dabney Coleman
Maxwell
Luke Askew Luke Askew
Automatic Slim
Lawrason Driscoll Lawrason Driscoll
Cliff


Written by
Paul Schrader Paul Schrader
(screenplay) and
Heywood Gould Heywood Gould
(screenplay)


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A good movie

3 months, 1 week ago at Apr 9 21:25
To be honest, I really had no idea what to expect from this movie but since I have a weak spot for Tommy Lee Jones, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, Jones had only a rather small part and showed up only for a couple of scenes. Indeed, William Devane was actually playing the lead but he was actually pretty good. Anyway, even though this movie might seem to be another reveng... read more
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Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero. Some greedy thugs decide that they want to steal a number of silver dollars from him. In the process they also manage to kill his wife and son and destroy his hand. The Major wants revenge so he enlists the help of his war buddy Johnny to meet the thugs in a final showdown.
Release date: 6 February 1978
Tags: Action (4), Revenge (4), Drama (3), Murder (3), 1970s (2), Crime (2), Torture (2), 1977 (2), Flashback (2), Thriller (2), Gangsters (1), Mexico (1), Crime Thriller (1), Prison (1), POW (1), Trauma (1), PTSD (1), War (1), Silver Dollar (1), Soldier (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 3 months, 1 week ago

A good movie

“To be honest, I really had no idea what to expect from this movie but since I have a weak spot for Tommy Lee Jones, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, Jones had only a rather small part and showed up only for a couple of scenes. Indeed, William Devane was actually playing the lead but he was actually pretty good. Anyway, even though this movie might seem to be another revenge thriller (it was definitely sold as one), it was actually more about PTSD and, in my opinion, it was actually one of the better movies I have seen about the subject. Indeed, they basically followed the rules of the genre but the tone was much darker and bleaker than usual. For example, while the main character was being assaulted, I couldn't stop thinking about what would happen if his wife and ” read more

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"First viewing - July 9th I've been following a series on A.V. Club this year called A History of Violence, which explores the most important action movie of each year starting with Bullitt. And I had seen everything the series covered until Rolling Thunder came up, so I picked it up along with their 1978 pick The Driver (which I also hadn't seen) to watch back-to-back. Certainly you can tell the influence this had on action movies. It was the first to really deal with post-Vietnam America dire"


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