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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

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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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Eddie Goody
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Melody
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Curly (as Garey Busey)
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Vault Manager
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Welder
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Dunlop
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Mario Pinski
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Station Attendant
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Used Car Salesman
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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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Thunderbolt... the man with the reputation. Lightfoot... the kid who's about to make one! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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2 September 1974 (Sweden)  »

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,000,000 (USA)
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The dangerous stunt where Clint Eastwood leaps onto a speeding car being driven by Jeff Bridges and hooks his leg inside the car window whilst holding onto the door handle was performed by Eastwood himself. See more »

Goofs

During the chase where Thunderbolt and Lightfoot are driving the Buick Riviera. you see the other guys put a silencer on his gun, but you hear gunfire that should be muffled but isn't. See more »

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Voice over Department Store PA system: All maintenance personnel off the floor. Bringing in the guard dogs now.
Red Leary: To hell with them dogs. They treat 'em better than us. They rush us outta' here like animals.
Janitor in Department Store: Let's not argue now, Sam. Those dogs ate up a man here once.
Red Leary: Ate him?
Janitor in Department Store: Yeah. Wrong man came on duty, dogs ate him up. They'll go through a plate-glass window to get at ya'. A man don't fool around with those kinda' animals.
[Sound of barking dogs in background grows louder]
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Hallelujah! What a Savior!
by Philip Paul Bliss
(hymn sung in church in opening scene)
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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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