Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (1982)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This heartwarming tale of courage and devotion is set during the Vietnam war and centers upon a young medic 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, the brave duo must face enemy bombs and the resistance of the US government. This is based on a true story and though wrenching, it is not syrupy or sentimental.

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medic, orphan, redemption, war, blackmail, drug-dealer, Vietnam