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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Goody
Curly (as Garey Busey)
Vault Manager
Eugene Elman ...
Tourist (as Gene Elman)
Burton Gilliam ...
Claudia Lennear ...
Crazy Driver
Mario Pinski
Station Attendant
Used Car Salesman


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 <>

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Thunderbolt... the man with the reputation. Lightfoot... the kid who's about to make one! See more »


Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

24 May 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Letzten beißen die Hunde  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)


$25,000,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Debut feature film as an actor for Kyle Eastwood, son of Clint Eastwood, who was five years old at the time, playing, uncredited, a boy at a refreshment truck eating ice creams. See more »


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 »


Lightfoot: [Repeated line] In for a penny, in for a pound.
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Referenced in MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special (1995) See more »


Where Do I Go from Here
Composed and Sung by Paul Williams
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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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