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Who’ll Stop the Rain

Released 1978
Distributor United Artists

One of the many post-Vietnam war films that began appearing in the late 70’s, Karel Reisz’ Who’ll Stop the Rain is one of the best. Nick Nolte stars as a veteran whose decision to lend his talents to a dangerous drug running scam leads to no good. The 1978 film, based on Robert Stone’s novel Dog Soldiers, boasts an amazing cast including Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty and David Opatoshu.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood. Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History Of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay. He has written features and TV shows with Harlan Ellison, Walter Hill, Slash, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of five million hits. The ten-part audio drama Bronzeville which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Omari Harwicke and Tika Sumpter was a popular and critical hit, and is currently being developed for TV. He and John Brancato (The Game) recently wrote and sold the feature spec Trigger Warning, which is being produced by Thunder Road. Josh is the host of Trailers From Hell's official podcast, The Movies That Made Me, available everywhere podcasts are streamed and downloaded!