Click here to go to our home page!
WWW  Super70s Awesome80s
FORUMS | Culture | Movies | Music | News | Sports | Sci/Tech | Timeline | TV

Looking for Movies?
Search by keywords:
In Association with
Add to your Favorites.

Who'll Stop The Rain

By Donald Liebenson

Following the success of The Deep, in which he costarred with Jacqueline Bisset's wet T-shirt, Nick Nolte gummed up the star-maker machinery by recasting himself from sex symbol to commanding character actor with this unrelentingly bleak, fatalistic post-Vietnam thriller based on Robert Stone's book Dog Soldiers. Nolte gives a ferocious performance as Ray Hicks, a Nietzche-reading merchant marine who reluctantly agrees to carry into the United States two keys of heroin for his friend, John Converse (a superb Michael Moriarty), a disillusioned journalist. Ray and John are "way out of their league," as a corrupt narcotics agent (Anthony Zerbe) sends two goons (the late, great Ray Sharkey, and Richard Masur, cast against type as a scuzzy psychopath) to hijack the heroin. Ray is forced to go on the run with John's anguished, pill-popping wife (Tuesday Weld in one of her best performances). A buried treasure, this is the kind of intense and uncompromising film that Nolte appeared in later in his notoriously roller-coaster career.

Share Your Memories!

Is Who'll Stop The Rain one of your favorite movies? What do you remember about it? Share your stories (or your reviews) with the world! (We print the best stories right here!)



Buy this VHS movie from! (Click here!)Buy this DVD from! (Click here!)Soundtrack unavailable at - try eBay (see links below)Rated RNot on an American Film Institute 100 list

Director: Karel Reisz

Stars: Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Masur, Ray Sharkey, David Opatoshu, Gail Strickland, Charles Haid

Released: August 3, 1978

Availability: DVD VHS

Who'll Stop The Rain memorabilia!
Nick Nolte memorabilia!
Tuesday Weld memorabilia!
Who'll Stop The Rain videos and DVDs!

Register for free today and start buying & selling with millions each week!
FORUMS | Culture | Movies | Music | News | Sports | Sci/Tech | Timeline | TV

Visit our sponsors!

Copyright 1994-2017, All Rights Reserved.
Use of this site is subject to our Terms of Service.
Privacy Statement
Review copyright and used by permission.