Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder

Director: John Flynn

Cast: John Flynn, William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes

     
 

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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,See more details below

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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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Product Details

Release Date:
05/28/2013
UPC:
0826663139761
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
R
Source:
Shout Factory
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
11,859

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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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Devane Maj. Charles Rane
Tommy Lee Jones Johnny Vohden
Linda Haynes Linda Forchet
Lisa Richards Janet
Dabney Coleman Maxwell
James Best Texan
Cassie Yates Candy
Lawrason Driscoll Clif
Jordan Gerler Mark
Luke Askew Slim
James Victor Lopez
Jerry Brown Patrolman 1
Randy Herman Sanchez
Paul A. Partain Brother-in-law
Autry Ward Texan 2

Technical Credits
John Flynn Director
Stephen Myles Berger Art Director
Jordan S. Cronenweth Cinematographer
Lawrence Gordon Producer
Heywood Gould Screenwriter
Richard Helmer Special Effects
Norman T. Herman Producer
Don Johnson Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Keller Editor
Paul Schrader Screenwriter
Barry De Vorzon Score Composer

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