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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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Melody
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Curly (as Garey Busey)
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Dunlop
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Mario Pinski
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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)

Gross:

$25,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Whilst shooting in Montana, a visiting Utah theater exhibitor said to Clint Eastwood that showing moving pictures was just a part-time hobby for him, and that his real business was raising turkeys, whereupon Eastwood replied, "My business is seeing to it that I don't!". See more »

Goofs

Red and Eddie's revolvers have "silencers". Revolvers cannot be silenced at the muzzle, because most of the noise of the shot occurs and escapes at the rear of the gun at the cartridge cylinder, which has open spaces at the front and rear to facilitate its movement in the frame as the gun is cocked and fired. See more »

Quotes

John "Thunderbolt" Doherty: What's your name boy?
Lightfoot: Lightfoot
John "Thunderbolt" Doherty: You Indian?
Lightfoot: Nope. Just American.
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Hallelujah! What a Savior!
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Great roadmovie,love it!
16 July 2002 | by (Trondheim,Norwy) – See all my reviews

I really like this movie, and I believe Thunderbolt and Lightfoot are one of the better movies with Clint Eastwood, and he really make a great pair with Jeff Bridges. The location where Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is filmed are wonderful, the casting is perfect, good plot, great theme song in the beginning and at the end of the film, add this together and you have a really good movie! This movie is a must for those who loves the movies from the seventees! I gave this movie 9 stars out of 10


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