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Matt Hough

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The Rain People is a generation searching for answers that don’t find them in this aimless road picture from a great director.



The Rain People (1969)



Released: 27 Aug 1969
Rated: R
Runtime: 101 min




Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Genre: Drama



Cast: James Caan, Shirley Knight, Robert Duvall
Writer(s): Francis Ford Coppola



Plot: When a housewife finds out she is pregnant, she runs out of town looking for freedom to reevaluate her life decisions.



IMDB rating: 6.8
MetaScore: N/A





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Studio: Warner Brothers
Distributed By: Warner Archive
Video Resolution: 1080P/AVC



Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: English 2.0 DTS-HDMA



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bujaki

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My not-yet-wife and I saw The Rain People during its first run and were duly impressed by the whole endeavor.
 

Wayne Klein

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And yet when Terence Malick makes movies that do similar things, we praise him. I think we are looking through the lens of history at the film and who Coppola became not who he was at the time. The same thing can be said for early Hitchcock, Kubrick, Zinnemann, Wilder, Spielberg, etc. most directors don’t come fully formed-they take themes that appeal to them and find their voice, while this isn’t a film Imwould revisit a lot, I think it’s pretty good. It’s representative of the generation at the time. Not all films can provide answers nor are they meant to.
 

DarkVader

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I love this film and I consider it one of Shirley Knight's bravest performances on film, the other being 'Dutchman'. She is an extremely underrated actress.
 

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