Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only to wind up on the lam with John's wife when the deal goes sour.

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Marge Converse
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Antheil
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Danskin
Ray Sharkey ...
Smitty
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Charmian
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Eddie Peace
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Bender
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Angel (as Joaquin Martinez)
James Cranna ...
Gerald
Timothy Blake ...
Jody
Shelby Balik ...
Janey
Jean Howell ...
Edna
José Carlos Ruiz ...
Galindez (as Jose Carlos Ruiz)
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Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only to wind up on the lam with John's wife when the deal goes sour. Written by Alan Sepinwall <sepinwal@mail.sas.upenn.edu>

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A week ago they were strangers. An hour ago they were lovers. Now they are targets. See more »


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8 September 1978 (West Germany)  »

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The Saigon/Vietnam scenes were filmed in Mexico. A casting recruitment ad in Mexico City called for people of any Asian nationality to act in the film as Vietnamese. See more »

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Ray Hicks: That head guy. Who is he?
John Converse: He's some kind of cop. He's not straight.
Ray Hicks: No shit.
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Referenced in True Romance (1993) See more »

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WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
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UNDER APPRECIATED GEM
29 December 2001 | by (St. Clair Shores, MI) – See all my reviews

Released in 1978 with the "bigger" Vietnam films (THE DEER HUNTER, COMING HOME), this is an under appreciated gem. Nick Nolte showed signs of becoming a solid leading man with his work here as action junkie Ray Hicks. The supporting cast in smaller, important roles bolsters a tight, moving film. Richard Mazur and Ray Sharkey are ultimate psychos and Charles Haid, as the weasel dope dealer are great. Like Karl Reiz's previous gem (THE GAMBLER), this film deserved to be bigger.


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