Michael Reynolds is a rich oncologist who has a $175,000 sports car, a multi-million dollar home, and a new boost in his career. Brandon 'Blue' Monroe is a dying patient who kidnaps ... See full summary »
A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.
Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.
Philo Beddoe is an easy-going trucker and a great fist-fighter. With two friends - Orville, who promotes prize-fights for him, and Clyde, the orangutan he won on a bet - he roams the San ... See full summary »
Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer whose victims are young and pretty women, that he rapes and murders. The killings are getting personal when the killer ... See full summary »
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
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 »
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 »
Somewhere between "The Man With No Name" and "Dirty Harry"....
"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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