Rolling Thunder Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, William Devane

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Rolling Thunder is a story of a soldier, Major Charles Rane, who returns home from the Vietnam War. He is honored by his small town community with a large sum of money. Being that it is a small town, robbers find out that he has the money and come to his house to steal from him. After refusing to hand over the money the men kill Charles' wife and son. Thus sparking his revenge.
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Best part of story, including ending: I liked this story because it deals with the effects of coming home from war and how a man with nothing to lose will go to great lengths to seek revenge.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene of the film is when Charles is awarded the money and it is obvious that he is uncomfortable doing so.

The review of this Movie prepared by Adelyn Tomlinson a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

Script Analysis of Rolling Thunder

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   vigilante hunting down criminal(s)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns

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