Rolling Thunder [Blu-ray]
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Briefly submitted, William Devane and young Tommy Lee Jones (before he hit stardom) are returning Vietnam war prisoners of war. Devane, an officer in the Air Corps, had spent time in the famous Hanoi Hilton prison and has occasional flashbacks of his torture.
Returning war hero Devane -- whose wife took up with another guy during his lengthy absnece, adding real life drama and a soap operatic agenda to the movie -- receives a generous local gift during ceremonies in his Texas hometown. Later on, a bunch of good old boys come to rob him of the gift. They torture him and off his family in the process.
The remaining 70 or so minutes of the film detail Devane's search for the killers and his revenge. He takes up with a lonely woman during the search while teaching himself to use a shotgun with his new mechanical hand (he lost the real one in the torture-robbery-murder back home.)
When he finds the killers, he looks up Jones, who is about to have dinner at home with his wife, dad and some other family members. What comes next is one of the greatest lines in all of macho male cinema:
"I've located the men that killed my family," Devane says. "They're in a whorehouse down in (Mexico)."
"I'll just get my gear," Jones retorts.
There's not much left to the flick after that except a few minutes of outright mayhem that was probably among the best of its type in 1977.Read more ›
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Rolling Thunder is an underrated film on so many levels. This 70s revenge film, while derided by many critics for its extreme violence and imperfections (which it does have,... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Dave
Better than I remembered the first time I saw it - back when it was released in theaters!Published 2 months ago by Milam K. Smith
I expected this to be a real ass-kicker but it's a little slow and a little bit of a let down. Willam Devane is excellent.Published 5 months ago by Vincent
great movie. however the description says it's multi-format, but it is not. I particularly wanted the multi-format, as I was giving one of the discs to a friend. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Black Coffee
THE STORY: Major Charles Rane is coming back from Vietnam after spending seven years in a POW camp. Emptied by the years of unrelenting mental & physical torture, he hopes to pick... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Hose Knows (aka Jinzo Ningen)