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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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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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sanrio Communications See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Anh is lying on the ground after being fired upon by the sniper in the orphanage, Brian runs to her and puts his gun down. The gun makes a hollow, plastic clack on the ground. See more »

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Music by Maurice Jarre
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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3 July 2005 | by webmaster-1616See all my reviews

Good movie, Ironic thing was, it was filmed 3 houses down from us when we lived in the Philippines. Father was retired air force. Supposed to be a Vietnam movie, but the entire thing is filmed in the Philippines. If you can find a copy, watch it, You'll enjoy it. Susan St. James and Dennis Christopher both act very well in this movie. First time I saw it I was young enough to not understand most of what I was seeing. However I've seen it since and enjoyed it very much. Its an old movie so it won't be easy to find. I've been looking for a copy again for a while without much luck. If Vietnam movies are your forte then you will enjoy this title if you can get ahold of it.


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