MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,303 this week

Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 1,559 users  
Reviews: 33 user | 13 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 162 titles
created 02 Sep 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 03 Feb 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 03 Mar 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 07 Apr 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)

Who'll Stop the Rain (1978) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Who'll Stop the Rain.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Marge Converse
...
...
Antheil
...
Danskin
Ray Sharkey ...
Smitty
...
Charmian
...
Eddie Peace
David Opatoshu ...
Bender
...
Angel (as Joaquin Martinez)
James Cranna ...
Gerald
Timothy Blake ...
Jody
Shelby Balik ...
Janey
Jean Howell ...
Edna
José Carlos Ruiz ...
Galindez (as Jose Carlos Ruiz)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 September 1978 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Who'll Stop the Rain  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was entered into competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1978. See more »

Quotes

Ray Hicks: You can't deal with people in this outrageous fucking manner.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in True Romance (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART
Written by Jackie DeShannon, Jimmy Holiday and Randall Meyers
Performed by Jackie DeShannon
Courtesy of United Artists Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
better than the book
16 January 2005 | by (san francisco) – See all my reviews

Maltese Falcon is a better movie than the book, and so is this baby. Good as the books are. Of course there would have been neither without the books, but both books wander all over the place, and are not the better for it. Whereas this one, and Maltese and for that matter, Treasure of Sierra Madre, are the richer experiences on the screen for being tightened down. The casting was perfect here. Even Zerbe is a wonderful surprise. The only cavil I have with the overall effect is the dumb title. Terrible. Dog Soldiers would have been fine. But after that, there is not much amiss here. Starting with the dope deal, quite unlike the start of the novel, it moves relentlessly as a snake from then on to its end, which is also unlike the novel, and the better for it. Robert Stone writes some of the, if not THE finest dialog in modern American literature: I have always had problems with his wandering stories, but if it takes them to produce his characters sparkling talk, what the hell, so be it. And what other movie would even THINK of using Hank Snow's Golden Rocket for the music of a great great shootout. Also not in the book. All hands here can be proud of a work that time is gonna treat with the utmost tenderness. If it has one misstep it is right at the first: the explosions tossing Moriarity around are at distinct odds with the slow buildup of the rest of it. But a minor matter, considering how dead on perfect most of the rest of the film is. So good this one is, it's no wonder that the great masses missed it's perfection.


14 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
soundtrack debstop
Would you consider Ray Hicks a hero of sorts? da-42
first 17 minutes are blurry?!? rzvnblc
location of the out side stage khicks1957
The guy at the bar churchr-1
Young Wings Hauser! :) Alfabeta
Discuss Who'll Stop the Rain (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?