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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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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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Tourist (as Gene Elman)
Burton Gilliam ...
Welder
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Dunlop
Claudia Lennear ...
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Crazy Driver
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Mario Pinski
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Station Attendant
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Used Car Salesman
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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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He has exactly seven minutes to get rich quick! 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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$2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,000,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Clint Eastwood did this picture because he wanted to make a road movie according to "American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood" (2009) by Marc Eliot. See more »

Goofs

While the boys are working at jobs, the place where they stay has a calendar labeled 1972, but the movie White Lightning shown on a marquee was released in 1973, and the calendar on the wall in the telegraph office shows June 1973. See more »

Quotes

Lightfoot: The rich get richer, the poor get poorer.
John Doherty: Where do you pick up these pearls of wisdom?
Lightfoot: Books.
Red Leary: [Mockingly] You mean you can actually read?
Lightfoot: I read *you* loud and clear.
Red Leary: You better believe it.
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Connections

Referenced in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003) See more »

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Hallelujah! What a Savior!
(uncredited)
by Philip Paul Bliss
[Hymn sung in church in opening scene]
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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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