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Rolling Thunder (1977)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Linda Forchet
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Maxwell
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Jerry Brown ...
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Street Urchin
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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. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Major Charles Rane Has Come Home To War! See more »


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Also Known As:

A Outra Face da Violência  »

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Trivia

Kris Kristofferson was set to star, but dropped out and the role was recast with William Devane. See more »

Goofs

MSgt Vohden's Army uniform has a Fifth Army patch at the top of the right sleeve. A patch on the right sleeve indicates that the wearer served with that unit in combat during a previous war or campaign. The Fifth Army last served in battle during World War Two. Vohden, as a returning Vietnam veteran in 1973, would have been only a year or two old during WWII (or possibly unborn). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Johnny: Major, I sure do hate to face all them people.
Major Charles Rane: Then put your glasses on, John.
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Performed by Mariachi Uclatlan
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cool film--a great editor's last
5 July 2000 | by (San Fransisco, CA) – See all my reviews

The editor on this film, Frank P. Keller, died shortly after working on the film. He also was the editor on Bullitt. He won the Oscar for editing on that film. Rolling Thunder has a very strong and deliberate editing style and pace--it all hangs together very well--and the action cutting is very tight. The quick cutaways to the blue-tinted POW torture scenes work very well too. I think part of the reason this film is so cool is Keller's editing.


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