Distant Thunder (1988 film)
1988 film by Rick Rosenthal
Distant Thunder is a 1988 American drama film about an uneasy reunion between father and son that accidentally sparks war-haunted violence, and they share a harrowing fight for survival that will either destroy them or unify them forever.
- Directed by Rick Rosenthal. Written by Robert Stitzel and Deedee Wehle.
A hero of war. A casualty of peace, With only one hope for survival...his son. (taglines)
Jack Lambert Edit
- My father wants to see me. He sure took his sweet ass-time about it.
- I'm not going to waste all of your time so I'm just going a few words. Like all of you, I would like to move on in life. Thank you.
- This is what they do. Kill theirselves by walking into trains?
Mark Lambert Edit
- I'm not fucking with you.
- When I was 18, my father used to call me "numbnuts" and "dumbass".
- Why don't you go take a flying fuck?
- Mark: I wrote a letter, didn't I?
- Jack: 15 years and one goddamn letter? Fuck you!
- [Mark tries to dodge a train]
- Mark: There it is.
- Jack: Fuck "There it is"! Don't you see I care about you?
- A hero of war. A casualty of peace, With only one hope for survival...his son.
- The last echoes of war.
- Ralph Macchio - Jack Lambert
- John Lithgow - Mark Lambert
- Kerrie Keane - Char
- Reb Brown - Harvey Nitz
- Janet Margolin - Barbara Lambert
- Denis Arndt - Larry
- Jamey Sheridan - Moss
- Tom Bower - Louis
- John Kelly - Andy
- Michael Currie - Coach Swabey
- Hilary Strang - Jane
- Robyn Stevan - Holly
- David Longworth - Sheriff
- Gordon Currie - Billy Watson