A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane survives and becomes obsessed with getting revenge. Aided by his loyal friend Johnny Vohden, Rane, now wielding a hook for a hand, sets out on his mission of vengeance.

  1. Paul Schrader

    Story, Writer

  2. John Flynn


  3. Heywood Gould


Top Billed Cast

  1. William Devane

    William Devane

    Major Charles Rane

  2. Tommy Lee Jones

    Tommy Lee Jones

    Johnny Vohden

  3. Linda Haynes

    Linda Haynes

    Linda Forchet

  4. James Best

    James Best


  5. Dabney Coleman

    Dabney Coleman


Full Cast & Crew

Rolling Thunder
Rolling Thunder



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 14, 1977


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue -



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