Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)




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Thoroughly disillusioned by the Vietnam War, journalist John turns to heroin smuggling. Acting as John's go-between is the equally burnt-out Ray, who delivers the narcotics stateside to the journalist's wife Marge. Soon, however, Ray and Marge are on the lam, chased down by a crooked narcotics agent.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Judith Rascoe, Robert Stone
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 10, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment


as Ray Hicks

as Marge Converse

as John Converse

as Antheil

as Danskin

as Smitty

as Chairman

as Marine Driver
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Critic Reviews for Who'll Stop the Rain

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 11, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Anchored by great turns from Moriarty, Nolte and Tuesday Weld, Reisz version of Stone's book is one of the most intriguing films about Vietnam, at once a tale about a paricularly divisive war and a parable about moral chaos and personal disintegration.

Full Review… | July 27, 2009

Nolte finds his groove as the anti-hero roughneck.

Full Review… | June 18, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A complicated morality play about the Vietnam war and its lingering after-effects.

Full Review… | January 24, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Who'll Stop the Rain


One of my favorite movies. Nolte is riveting. Weld is haunting and Moriarty is perfection in this movie.

Sheppard Salter

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