A film which follows Ray Hicks (Nick Nolte) a merchant marine, whom after some convincing , reluctantly agrees to help his friend bring in two keys of heroin for his friend (Michael Morairty). When Ray Hicks gets into america, he notices that he is being tracked, forcing him to go on the run. Who'll Stop the Rain is a bleak, post Vietnam-based thriller which really does a great job at capturing the feeling during this era, behind a uncompromising performance by Nolte, which is at his best. Its almost a chase movie, as most of the film follows Ray Hicks and his friend's wife, as they are on the run from a corrupt federal agent, whom is trying to hijack the herion. The film doesn't shy away from what the Vietnam war did to a lot of men's souls but it touches on the subject rather subtly. This film has one of the best poetic endings and it really deserves to be mentioned with other great post-vietnam era works.