Rolling Thunder

Overview

William Devane plays a rare sympathetic role in Rolling Thunder, though his behavior is just as cold-blooded and sharkish as in any of his villainous assignments. Devane is cast as Maj. Charles Rane, a recently released Vietnam POW who is given a hero's welcome in his Texas hometown. Things sour pretty quickly, however: Rane's wife has lost all love for him, his son doesn't recognize him, and there are those in town who consider him a "loser" or "baby-killer." All he really has to show for his ordeal in Nam is a ...
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Overview

William Devane plays a rare sympathetic role in Rolling Thunder, though his behavior is just as cold-blooded and sharkish as in any of his villainous assignments. Devane is cast as Maj. Charles Rane, a recently released Vietnam POW who is given a hero's welcome in his Texas hometown. Things sour pretty quickly, however: Rane's wife has lost all love for him, his son doesn't recognize him, and there are those in town who consider him a "loser" or "baby-killer." All he really has to show for his ordeal in Nam is a cache of silver coins bestowed on him by the more sympathetic townsfolk. A scumbag gang of thieves decides to relieve Rane of his money; they kill his family, then torture and disfigure Rane to ascertain the whereabouts of the coins. Now living only for vengeance, the taciturn Rane heads to Mexico to exact his own brand of justice on the fleeing crooks. Tommy Lee Jones co-stars as Rane's best friend, Johnny Vohden, who unquestioningly agrees to help Rane in his mission of revenge.
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Special Features

Interviews with actors William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones and writers Paul Schrader and Heywood Gould; Original theatircal trailer; TV spot
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/28/2013
  • UPC: 826663139761
  • Original Release: 1977
  • Rating:

  • Source: Shout Factory
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 14,479

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Devane Maj. Charles Rane
Tommy Lee Jones Johnny Vohden
Linda Haynes Linda Forchet
Lisa Richards Janet
Dabney Coleman Maxwell
Luke Askew Slim
James Best Texan
Jerry Brown Patrolman 1
Lawrason Driscoll Clif
Jordan Gerler Mark
Randy Herman Sanchez
Paul A. Partain Brother-in-law
James Victor Lopez
Autry Ward Texan 2
Cassie Yates Candy
Technical Credits
John Flynn Director
Stephen Myles Berger Art Director
Jordan S. Cronenweth Cinematographer
Barry De Vorzon Score Composer
Heywood Gould Screenwriter
Paul Schrader Screenwriter
Frank Keller Editor
Lawrence Gordon Producer
Norman T. Herman Producer
Don Johnson Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Helmer Special Effects
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