William Devane returns from Vietnam with dead eyes and a hollow soul, snapping to life only when his wife and child are killed in a robbery. As he sets out for vengeance, he seems motivated less by love for his family than by an unholy nostalgia for his wartime experiences. Scripted by Paul Schrader, this 1977 feature is effectively cold and frightening for much of its length. But director John Flynn lacks the skill to put across the madness and masochism, and the ending tends toward traditional revenge melodrama. With Tommy Lee Jones and Dabney Coleman.