Badass 101: ROLLING THUNDER

Director John Flynn
Year 1977
Starring William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones and Linda Haynes
Rating R
Run Time 95min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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"Most movies let you down but this is ass kicking nirvana" - Quentin Tarantino on ROLLING THUNDER.

Movies like ROLLING THUNDER are the reason why BADASS 101 exists. The Badass Digest co-hosted series, monthly screenings of kick ass action films in 35mm, has been going strong since May and together we’ve seen a variety of cinematic badasses flicker across the screen. No movie in the series, though, has come close to capturing the raw, undiluted sheen of grit-stained, hairy knuckle machismo like ROLLING THUNDER. A long, steady pour of deadly intensity, the movie is a meditation on duty, loss and revenge. It’s also a shock to the cinematic nervous system akin to licking a battery.

William Devane stars as Major Charles Rane, a Vietnam veteran returning home to San Antonio after seven years in a POW camp. Adrift in a life he thought was forever lost to him, Rane finds his marriage in shambles, his son a stranger and his life without purpose. Purpose has a funny way of rearing its ugly head, though. When a group of thugs kills Rane’s family over a briefcase full of silver dollars, the Major loses a hand but finds a new mission in life – revenge. Drawn along on the hoof-beaten path to vengeance is Linda, a waitress played by Linda Haynes who took a shining to the Major, and Sergeant First Class Johnny Vohden, a young soldier played by Tommy Lee Jones who is experiencing similar questions about what to do with his life now that he has escaped hell.

The screening is in 35mm and the show starts at 6:30 PM. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of the greatest action movies ever made on the big screen the way it was meant to be seen. Your future as a badass depends on it.

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