Don’t Cry, It’s Only Thunder (1982)


Brian Anderson is an Army medic serving in Vietnam during the war who begins his service with an attitude of looking out only for himself. But to fulfill a promise to a friend who was killed in action, Brian agrees to work in a local orphanage. He gradually becomes so devoted to the children there that he risks his life and career in order to protect them.

Director: Peter Werner.
Writer: Paul G. Hensler.
Stars: Dennis Christopher, Susan Saint James, Roger Aaron Brown, Robert Englund, James Whitmore Jr., Lisa Lu, Shere Thu Thuy, Travis Swords, Mai Thi Lien, Truong Minh Hai, Ken Metcalfe, Marie Ashton, Robert Howland, Paul G. Hensler, Wynne Wicker, Paquito Salcedo, Ronald Sully, Tom Joyner, Ronald Orso.


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