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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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Curly (as Garey Busey)
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Mario Pinski
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Storyline

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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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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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 »

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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 »

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Lightfoot: [Final lines] You know... you know somethin'? I don't think of us as criminals, you know? I feel we accomplished something. A good job. I feel proud of myself, man. I feel like a hero.
John Doherty: Are you all right, kid? You don't look too well.
Lightfoot: I believe you're right.
[Slumps over]
John Doherty: Lightfoot!
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Old Movie that still kicks
11 April 2002 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

This film has a few weak spots in the script, but I sure like it. A heist movie, with a mean Kennedy in it. Jeff and Clent never made another movie, and they could be like Redford and Newman; they have movie chemistry. TBS edits this film too much, its recomended watching on video. Worth renting 7/10.


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