Rolling Thunder

“The most violent sneak reaction of recent years…the audience actually got up and tried to physically abuse the studio personnel present among them.” — William Goldman’s “Adventures In The Screen Trade”, on the subject of a 1977 Rolling Thunder sneak preview

A blistering, slow-burn hook-handed revenge thriller/damaged psyche explosion from screenwriter Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Hardcore) and director John Flynn (The Outfit, Steven Seagal’s Out for Justice!) What happens when you return from war, and evil bastards take your wife, child AND YOUR HAND? Hollywood has a long and frequent history of serving up how horrifying the Vietnam War and its aftermath were — but Rolling Thunder probes way, waaaay deeper into the plagued mind of the troubled Vietnam vet than any other film on earth. Influencing a generation of filmmakers (Quentin Tarantino famously named his releasing company after this one) and single-handedly levelling a decade of drive-in-goers, Rolling Thunder remains one of the most powerful films of the ‘70s. See William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones burn down the screen in 35mm!
Dir. John Flynn, 1977, 35mm, 95 min.

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