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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

 -  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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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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24 May 1974 (USA)  »

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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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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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When Red and Lightfoot are opening the wooden crates with crowbars, the lid on Red's crate opens completely with one pry and the Lightfoot even lifts the top on his crate up before he uses the crowbar. See more »

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Lightfoot: So why did you try to kill him then?
Red Leary: Because we were friends.
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Somewhere between "The Man With No Name" and "Dirty Harry"....
1 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" is somewhat of a puzzle. It is an uneasy mixture of comedy, buddy road movie, and action film. While Eastwood's "spaghetti western" anti-hero was a "good" bad guy, "Thunderbolt" fails to elicit the same reaction. He plots a heist with bad guys, and were it not for Eastwood's support of the highly likable "Lightfoot", his character would be difficult to embrace as anything but just another criminal. In fact, Eastwood's "Thunderbolt" is completely overshadowed by Jeff Bridges endearing performance. The movie benefits from terrific supporting characters, great on location photography, and surprising comic moments. It is weakened by uneven transitions from comedy to drama, and about 10 minutes of car chases that could have been trimmed.

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