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Who'll Stop The Rain Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty

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Based on Robert Stone's novel Dog Soldiers, this movie stars Nick Nolte as Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks. While in Vietnam Ray gets approached by his buddy John Converse (Michael Moriarty) to smuggle 2 kilos of heroin into America. Ray carries the coke into San Francisco and sets up a meeting with John's wife Marge (Tuesday Weld) to pick up the money and drop off the dope. Marge doesn't have it. Ray spots a couple of bad federal agents who tailed him. They attack the house looking for the dope but Ray subdues them and he takes off with Marge to Los Angeles.
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Meanwhile, John comes back home and finds out another rogue narcotics agent was looking for him. Now all three torture him to find out where the drugs went. Hicks tries to sell the dope to a friend of his named Eddie Peace
(Charles Haid). Eddie wants nothing to do with this action but Ray insists they try to sell it. Eddie sets up a buy with a couple of rich people but the deal goes sour so Ray and Marge take off to the Mexican border. The narcotics agent finds out through a connection that Ray and Marge are down there. This sets the stage for a final showdown with Ray, John, and Marge trying to survive the ordeal with the narcotics agents.
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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 If this is a criminal POV story...    -   drug dealers dealing drugs

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   San Francisco

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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