Distant Thunder (1988)

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A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself... See full summary »


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2 August 2002 | ken-303
| Good acting, bad film
The one scene that really impressed me was the point where John Lithgow's character does postal on a guy with a knife at a bar. It was many years ago since I've seen this film. I still remember that scene. The instant rage in Lithgow, the fear he had of his own actions, and how freakin big he really is. JL never really seemed like an imposing guy to me till then. Good dramatic actor, would like to see more...

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Release Date:

11 November 1988



Country of Origin

USA, Canada

Filming Locations

British Columbia, Canada

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$82,186 13 November 1988

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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