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Distant Thunder (1988)

R
114 min | Drama

A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself unprepared for the changes that he will have to ...See moreA troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself unprepared for the changes that he will have to cope with, and when the vet tries to contact his son, he realizes that he has caused more damage than he had imagined. Written by Brennan Storr See less
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Writers
Robert Stitzel (story) (screenplay) | Deedee Wehle (story)
Cinematographer
Ralf D. Bode (as Ralf Bode)
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Release date
Nov 11, 1988 (United States)

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Ralph Macchio
Jack Lambert Jack Lambert   See fewer
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John Lithgow
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Reb Brown
Harvey Nitz Harvey Nitz   See fewer
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Janet Margolin
Barbara Lambert Barbara Lambert   See fewer
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Tom Bower
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Michael Currie
Coach Swabey Coach Swabey   See fewer
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David Longworth
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Gordon Currie
Billy Watson Billy Watson   See fewer
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Walter Marsh
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Kate Robbins
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Denalda Williams
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Chris J. Clayton
Telephone Repairman / Surveillance Tech. (uncredited) Telephone Repairman / Surveillance Tech. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

5.7 / 10 | 622 votes