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Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (1982)

PG | | Drama, War | 5 November 1982 (USA)
During the Vietnam War, Brian Anderson (Dennis Christopher), a young Army medic, is stationed in Saigon. Initially apathetic and self-serving, he eventually has his heart won over by the ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Werner

Writer:

Paul G. Hensler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Christopher ... Brian Anderson
Susan Saint James ... Katherine Cross
Roger Aaron Brown ... Moses Drapper
Robert Englund ... Tripper
James Whitmore Jr. James Whitmore Jr. ... Major Flaherty
Lisa Lu ... Sister Marie
Shere Thu Thuy Shere Thu Thuy ... Sister Hoa (as Tu Thuy)
Travis Swords Travis Swords ... Allen Atkins
Mai Thi Lien Mai Thi Lien ... Anh
Truong Minh Hai Truong Minh Hai ... Duc
Ken Metcalfe ... Captain Morris
Marie Ashton Marie Ashton ... Peggy Dean
Robert Howland Robert Howland ... Bugsy Bodell
Paul G. Hensler Paul G. Hensler ... Dr. Goldman
Wynne Wicker Wynne Wicker ... Immigration Woman (as Wynne Dieppe)
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Storyline

During the Vietnam War, Brian Anderson (Dennis Christopher), a young Army medic, is stationed in Saigon. Initially apathetic and self-serving, he eventually has his heart won over by the children at a nearby orphanage where he does volunteer work. At first, a doctor named Katherine Cross (Susan Saint James) has to persuade him to help the children. But soon, Brian willingly puts his career and safety on the line to provide the orphans with the food and medical supplies they need. Written by Helio Guzman

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In a time without heroes and a place without hope a man found a reason to survive.

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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About 38 minutes in, in the scene where Katherine Cross is clearing the plates off the table to examine the baby, you can see the boom mic in the top left hand corner. In the same scene where the nun is talking to Brian, you can also see the boom mic at the top of the shot. See more »

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Music by Maurice Jarre
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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Greatest Movie Of The 80's
4 February 2006 | by HerMrBubblesSee all my reviews

When Seeing This Film At The Tender Age Of 10 I Knew What Death And Dieing Were About. I Just Didn't Understand The Premise Of War And Why Children Needed To Die During The Course Of It. Saw It Almost 8 Years Later And Understood. It's Possibly The Greatest Movie Ever Made And I Personally Believe It Was Robert Englund's Best Role. YES Even Better Than The Nightmare Man Himself. When I Met Mr. Englund I Was The Only Person To Ever Mention This Movie. His Face LIT UP! He Said To Me, "Wow! You're The First Person To Mention THAT Movie! I Thought It Was Forgotten! Mr Englund, I Said, That Movie Is Possibly One Of The Best Tearjerkers Ever. NO WAY It's Being Forgotten! He Signed My Magazine And Was Willing To Talk To Me For A Little While Longer Than Everybody Else. But Like I Said...GREATEST 80s MOVIE!


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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brian, soldado de primera clase See more »

Filming Locations:

Metro Manila, Philippines

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Production Co:

Sanrio Communications See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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