Allegiant Giving Board Member and former Marine infantry officer Richard Botkin authored the groundbreaking book Ride the Thunder and has since worked with movie producers in order to reveal the untold story of honor and triumph.
"Ride the Thunder" premiered in California with continuous sold out shows and was #1 in the nation at the box office (on a per theater basis). In the ensuing months, showings from coast to coast continued to receive outstanding and passionate audience scores from IMDB (8.2 out of 10), Fandango (4.5 stars out of 5) and Rotten Tomatoes (89%). "Ride The Thunder" is the heroic TRUE STORY of a friendship between American Military Legend and Navy Cross Recipient, John Ripley, and South Vietnamese War Hero, Le Ba Binh. The storyline follows Ripley and Binh as they fight together against the Communist during the Vietnam War and then the ensuing aftermath of the fall of Vietnam as Ripley goes home to a divided America and Binh is imprisoned in a Communist re-education camp. As Binh struggles to stay alive, Ripley passionately tries to tell America the truth of the war while their wives struggle with their changed lives.
Due to the continued demand to see this movie and the desire to share the truth about the Vietnam War, we are now taking the next step in the theatrical process and offering the movie for viewing worldwide!