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Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)

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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Danskin
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José 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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Try to rip him off and he'll rip you apart! See more »


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8 September 1978 (West Germany)  »

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Dog Soldiers  »

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The producers were lukewarm about casting Nick Nolte at first, instead preferring the more bankable Kris Kristofferson. Director Karel Reisz fought to get Nolte on board, having been impressed by seeing him in action on Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). See more »

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Ray Hicks: It belongs to whoever controls it.
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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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One of my favourites
2 January 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this again on the TV a few days ago, and it reminded me of just how good it was. It's nothing special to look at, but the script is great and it's well acted. Nick Nolte is one of my favourite actors, and Richard Masur and Ray Sharkey make a wonderful pair of goons.


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