Rolling Thunder

Friday, September 20 - Saturday, September 21, 2013

35mm print

“Co-scenarist Paul Schrader translated Taxi Driver to Tex-Mex with 1977’s ROLLING THUNDER, in which Major Charles Rane (William Devane, impenetrable behind aviator shades) touches down in San Antone, after 2,555 days as a POW, to a wet-blanket countrypolitan theme song, a wife who didn’t wait, and a USA that can’t manufacture convertibles. It’s a boon when some psychopathic home invaders give his life fresh purpose—tracking and killing, with bleary honky-tonk angel Linda Haynes and a bullnecked young Tommy Lee Jones, still looking fit to play tackle. Performances are made crystalline through a sixth sense for camera placement and curt cutting from director John Flynn, whose 2007 passing was little noted, though his no-BS way of laying down a story is a rare commodity in any era.” – Village Voice

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1977
  • Running Time 99 minutes
  • Director John Flynn

IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and as well as through general internet searches.