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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  24 May 1974 (USA)
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With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.

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Melody
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Curly (as Garey Busey)
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Seven years after a daring bank robbery involving an anti-tank gun used to blow open a vault, the robbery team temporarily puts aside their mutual suspicions to repeat the crime after they are unable to find the loot from the original heist, hidden behind a school chalkboard. The hardened artilleryman and his flippant, irresponsible young sidekick are the two wild cards in the deck of jokers. Written by <booda@datasync.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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24 May 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Letzten beißen die Hunde  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$25,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Debut feature film as an actor for Kyle Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood, who was five years old at the time, playing, uncredited, a boy at a refreshment truck eating ice creams. See more »

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Director Michael Cimino and two crew members are reflected in the chrome of the Cadillac's back bumper as Thunderbolt pulls back onto the highway after Lightfoot dies. See more »

Quotes

Secretary: [Thunderbolt is working in a metal shop] You forgot to give me your Social Security number.
John Doherty: What?
Secretary: I said that you forgot to give me your Social Security number.
John Doherty: Oh, I've forgotten it.
Secretary: Forgotten it?... Ha ha!... Nobody ever forgets their number. Where you been workin'?
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Hallelujah! What a Savior!
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Beyond buddies.
9 March 2004 | by (Windsor Ontario Canada) – See all my reviews

I think this movie gets lost in all the commercial Clint Eastwood vehicles,it far surpasses most of his 70's attempts. This is mostly due to Cimino's script and Bridges acting and honest words.This is far more than a buddy picture,rather one of the greatest love stories on film(all homosexual connotations aside),taking the male relationship in film to new levels because of the contrast of characters and there immediate like for one another.Skipped is most of the bickering used in lessor buddy flicks instead great interaction between the two and Clint still gets to shine as one of the coolest tough guys of the 70's.Great cinematography coupled with beautiful backdrops and a fine supporting cast make this a must see.


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