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Release Date: 1977

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
A Vietnam veteran who returns home after years in a POW camp, Maj. Charles Rane (William Devane) is treated as a hero, but his family proves to be distant. When thugs invade his home to steal silver coins that Rane received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him, his wife and son for dead. Rane survives and becomes obsessed with getting revenge. Aided by his loyal friend Johnny Vohden (Tommy Lee Jones), Rane, now wielding a hook for a hand, sets out on his mission of vengeance.

Cast: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes, James Best, Dabney Coleman, Lisa Blake Richards, Luke Askew, Lawrason Driscoll

Director: John Flynn

Genres: Drama

Production Co: American International Pictures (AIP)

Keywords: Pursuit, Revenge, Son, Melodramatic, Wife, 1970s, Family, Small town, Gritty, Friend