Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (1982)

PG   |    |  Drama, War


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During the Vietnam War, Brian Anderson (Dennis Christopher), a young Army medic, is stationed in Saigon. Initially apathetic and self-serving, he eventually has his heart won over by the ... See full summary »

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4 March 1999 | Wizard-8
Catch this one!
I read that this movie did so poorly in its first regional release, the filmmakers withdrew it and decided not to make any more movies (!) Which is a real shame, because it's a very good movie. Christopher gives an excellent performance as a soldier who may not be physically strong, but is strong in spirit. This and BREAKING AWAY show what a great actor he is, and it's a real shame that he's never gotten such a meaty role since.

A lot of the movie is fairly predictable (hero doesn't want to help at first, softens bit by bit, etc.), but it's believably done. The ending is a little sad, but also filled with the knowlege that the hero has triumped in a way.

You better go and rent it now - it's only been issued on video once in the early 80s, and the remaining copies are disappearing from video stores...

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Release Date:

5 November 1982

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Japan

Filming Locations

Metro Manila, Philippines

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