Who'll Stop the Rain (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)




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Thoroughly disillusioned by the Vietnam War, John, a journalist (Michael Moriarty), turns to heroin smuggling. Acting as John's go-between is the equally burnt-out Ray (Nick Nolte), who delivers the narcotics stateside to the journalist's wife, Marge (Tuesday Weld). Soon, however, Ray and Marge are on the lam, chased down by the minions of crooked narcotics agent Antheil (Anthony Zerbe). Who'll Stop the Rain? was based on Robert Stone's award-winning novel Dog Soldiers.

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Nick Nolte
as Ray Hicks
Tuesday Weld
as Marge Converse
Michael Moriarty
as John Converse
Wings Hauser
as Marine Driver
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Critic Reviews for Who'll Stop the Rain

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

The movie works mostly because it's so well told on the narrative level.

June 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A remarkably faithful and astute adaptation of a strong novel, the film condenses Stone's book, which won the National Book Award for fiction in 1975, without doing irreparable damage to its story, principal characters or larger meanings.

April 30, 2018 | Full Review…

I wish someone would tell me why Who'll Stop the Rain? was made, what motivates its characters, and what it's really about.

November 1, 2019 | Full Review…

This is Karel Reisz's best work, which fits into the crime genre. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Something of a mixed bag, occasionally feeling likely a cheaply constructed thriller using Vietnam as a selling point.

June 4, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

July 27, 2009 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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