Hot on the heels of TAXI DRIVER came a new film penned by its prolific screenwriter (soon to be director), Paul Schrader, and shot on a shoestring by in Texas by director John Flynn. ROLLING THUNDER stars Devane (in a superb performance) as a Vietnam POW who, after years in captivity, is
returned home along with cellmate Jones. Devane is given a hero's welcome by his little Texas town and presented with a small fortune in silver dollars--one for each day he was a prisoner. While all this attention is heartwarming, he has also come home to a wife who no longer loves him, a son who
doesn't remember him, and a society that doesn't understand him. Emotionally deadened ...