A man returns to his small home town from the Vietnam War and discovers corruption, graft, a crooked Sheriff and other dirty deeds.

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Jerry
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Art
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Johnny
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Wyatt
Ray Ellingsen ...
Cole
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Dalton
Jean-Luc Martin ...
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In the tradition of such films as "Billy Jack", "The Seven Samurai", and "Electra Glide in Blue", "The Rain Makers" is the story about a rag tag group of unique individuals who reluctantly come together to protect the weak from the unscrupulous criminals trying to oppress them. Set in and around a small Arizona town in the year 1973, this tale revolves around a commune called the Freedom Preserve. It's occupants, mostly hippies, peaceniks, and artists, have all turned their back on a society and government in turmoil over the war in Vietnam. They have created their own Utopia and try to maintain a peaceful existence with the local residents. Their efforts, however, are unsuccessful. The townspeople despise them and the local law harasses them every chance they get. When a real estate developer attempts to steal their land from them, they find themselves without allies. The members of the Freedom Preserve refuse to give up their commune and property, and suddenly find themselves being ... Written by Ellingsen, Ray

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Rein your vengeance, lest you become an instrument of your own destruction.

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Rated R for violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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15 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Az esőcsináló  »

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$900,000 (estimated)
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Surprise, Fun, Action
26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An action movie with a plot! 1 major plot with three intriguing ones looming in the background to give a thought about connecting them that might have caused or influenced some major drama in the story. A reader with an ADD problem might get lost in the daily entrapment of characters in simple problems that might turn into a relationship ending event. The violence is intense, yet displayed in an almost ballet, yet clever flowing dance of destruction. Billy J. Burke delivers with his boyish good looks and his true savy of having been a former Delta Force Operator. I feel we will be hearing quite a bit from him in the future. The looks (exotic) the martial arts skills and his charisma, make him a star of the future. He is a man's man and Hollywood has been in the need for this kind of role model for many years.


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