Distant Thunder
Distant Thunder (1988)

Discharged from Vietnam, John Lithgow and his army buddies have trouble fitting into a hostile home-front society. Rather than endure dirty looks and taunts of "baby killer," Lithgow and his friends wander aimlessly all through… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 11, 1988
DVD Release Date: December 7, 2004
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cathy Burke
United Press International

It's hard to fault a story so poignant and still so relevant. But this tale of lost souls deserved exactly the right setting, one that could have provided the intimacy needed to illustrate a sad, yet hopeful, message.

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Brian Mckay

Cliched film about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but with surprisingly strong performances by Lithgow and Macchio.

Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Lithgow's raw performance helps to counteract the run-of-the-mill plot.

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