History Film / DontCryItsOnlyThunder

9th Jun '15 3:20:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar: The setting for the movie.
6th Apr '15 3:00:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding]]: In the end,[[spoiler: Anderson adopts the broken girl, but when finalizing her adoption, she's caught in a Viet Cong trap, her last words are to tell Anderson "I love you."]]

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* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding]]: BittersweetEnding: In the end,[[spoiler: Anderson adopts the broken girl, but when finalizing her adoption, she's caught in a Viet Cong trap, her last words are to tell Anderson "I love you."]]
15th Apr '14 2:25:52 PM LongLiveHumour
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''Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder'' is a film made in 1982, taking place in TheVietnamWar. It centers upon a young, and somewhat unscrupulous medic, named Brian Anderson, who makes extra money on the side dealing drugs. His life is forever changed when he meets an Army doctor who persuades him to help her save a group of war orphans. First, she appeals to his sense of guilt; then she blackmails him into assisting. The children are cared for by a few Vietnamese nuns. The doctor and the medic bring them badly needed food and supplies. To do this, they must face enemy bombs and the resistance of the US government. It is loosely BasedOnATrueStory.

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''Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder'' is a film made in 1982, taking place in TheVietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. It centers upon a young, and somewhat unscrupulous medic, named Brian Anderson, who makes extra money on the side dealing drugs. His life is forever changed when he meets an Army doctor who persuades him to help her save a group of war orphans. First, she appeals to his sense of guilt; then she blackmails him into assisting. The children are cared for by a few Vietnamese nuns. The doctor and the medic bring them badly needed food and supplies. To do this, they must face enemy bombs and the resistance of the US government. It is loosely BasedOnATrueStory.



* TheVietnamWar: The setting for the movie.

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* TheVietnamWar: UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar: The setting for the movie.
25th Aug '12 10:53:52 PM erforce
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* HeyItsThatGuy!: [[ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] was in the Vietnam War? And his best friend was [[TheLostRoom Dr. Martin Ruber]]?
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: This movie has long been out of print and the company that originally produced it, Sanrio Communications, has since been dissolved. It is unlikely that this film will ever see an official DVD release. Someone did, however, upload the entire film onto Website/{{Youtube}}.
30th Jul '12 3:42:22 PM FELH2
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* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey It's That Guy!]]: [[ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] was in the Vietnam War? And his best friend was [[TheLostRoom Dr. Martin Ruber]]?
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: This movie has long been out of print and the company that originally produced it, Sanrio Communications, has since been dissolved. It is unlikely that this film will ever see an official DVD release. Someone did, however, upload the entire film onto YouTube.

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* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey It's That Guy!]]: HeyItsThatGuy!: [[ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] was in the Vietnam War? And his best friend was [[TheLostRoom Dr. Martin Ruber]]?
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: This movie has long been out of print and the company that originally produced it, Sanrio Communications, has since been dissolved. It is unlikely that this film will ever see an official DVD release. Someone did, however, upload the entire film onto YouTube.Website/{{Youtube}}.



* [[RapeAsBackstory Rape as Backstory]]: The reason for the broken cutie.

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* [[RapeAsBackstory Rape as Backstory]]: RapeAsBackstory: The reason for the broken cutie.
28th Jun '12 12:28:12 AM erforce
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* TearJerker: Given the subject matter, it's hardly surprising. This was shown in a military barracks, and there wasn't a dry eye in the audience.
28th Jun '12 12:26:16 AM erforce
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28th Jun '12 12:25:42 AM erforce
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''Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder'' is a film made in 1982, taking place in TheVietnamWar. It centers upon a young, and somewhat unscrupulous medic, named Brian Anderson, who makes extra money on the side dealing drugs. His life is forever changed when he meets an Army doctor who persuades him to help her save a group of war orphans. First, she appeals to his sense of guilt; then she blackmails him into assisting. The children are cared for by a few Vietnamese nuns. The doctor and the medic bring them badly needed food and supplies. To do this, they must face enemy bombs and the resistance of the US government. It is loosely BasedOnATrueStory.

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!!''Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder'' contains examples of:

* [[spoiler: BittersweetEnding]]: In the end,[[spoiler: Anderson adopts the broken girl, but when finalizing her adoption, she's caught in a Viet Cong trap, her last words are to tell Anderson "I love you."]]
* BrokenBird: One of the orphans is very broken.
* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey It's That Guy!]]: [[ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] was in the Vietnam War? And his best friend was [[TheLostRoom Dr. Martin Ruber]]?
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: This movie has long been out of print and the company that originally produced it, Sanrio Communications, has since been dissolved. It is unlikely that this film will ever see an official DVD release. Someone did, however, upload the entire film onto YouTube.
* ThePromise: Anderson's promise to his friend is the impetus for the story.
* [[RapeAsBackstory Rape as Backstory]]: The reason for the broken cutie.
* TearJerker: Given the subject matter, it's hardly surprising. This was shown in a military barracks, and there wasn't a dry eye in the audience.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Anderson starts out very cynical, and self serving, but starts to care for the orphans.
* TheVietnamWar: The setting for the movie.
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