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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 24 May 1974 (USA)
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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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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24 May 1974 (USA)  »

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Die Letzten beißen die Hunde  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)

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$25,000,000
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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 »

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During interior shots of Lightfoot driving the white Trans Am into the wheat field the camera can be seen through the windshield attached to the hood. See more »

Quotes

Lightfoot: You ain't no country preacher, Preacher.
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Referenced in The Making of 'Tron' (2002) See more »

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Where Do I Go from Here
Composed and Sung by Paul Williams
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Beyond buddies.
9 March 2004 | by 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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