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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
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Release Date:
24 May 1974 (USA) See more »
Thunderbolt... the man with the reputation. Lightfoot... the kid who's about to make one! See more »
With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Old Movie that still kicks See more (91 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Thunderbolt

Jeff Bridges ... Lightfoot

George Kennedy ... Red Leary

Geoffrey Lewis ... Eddie Goody

Catherine Bach ... Melody

Gary Busey ... Curly (as Garey Busey)

Jack Dodson ... Vault Manager
Eugene Elman ... Tourist (as Gene Elman)
Burton Gilliam ... Welder

Roy Jenson ... Dunlop
Claudia Lennear ... Secretary

Bill McKinney ... Crazy Driver

Vic Tayback ... Mario Pinski

Dub Taylor ... Station Attendant

Gregory Walcott ... Used Car Salesman
Erica Hagen ... Waitress
Alvin Childress ... Janitor
Virginia Baker ... Couple at Station

Stuart Nisbet ... Couple at Station
Irene K. Cooper ... Cashier
Cliff Emmich ... The Fat Man
June Fairchild ... Gloria
Ted Foulkes ... Young Boy
Leslie Oliver ... Teenager
Mark Montgomery ... Teenager
Karen Lamm ... Girl on Motorcycle
Luanne Roberts ... Suburban Housewife
Lila Teigh ... Tourist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Chow ... Kung-Fu Master (uncredited)

Merv Griffin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Beth Howland ... Vault Manager's Wife (uncredited)
Steve Moriarty ... Cop with Shotgun in Final Shootout (uncredited)

Don Rickles ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Cimino 
Writing credits
Michael Cimino (written by)

Produced by
Robert Daley .... producer
Original Music by
Dee Barton 
Cinematography by
Frank Stanley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ferris Webster 
Casting by
Patricia Mock 
Art Direction by
Tambi Larsen 
Set Decoration by
James L. Berkey  (as James Berkey)
Makeup Department
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist
Joe McKinney .... makeup artist
Production Management
Abby Singer .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Hamburger .... second assistant director
Charles Okun .... first assistant director
Arne Schmidt .... second assistant director (as Arnie Schmitt)
Paul J. Crossey .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
Edward Aiona .... property master
Sound Department
Bert Hallberg .... sound
Richard Portman .... dubbing mixer
Keith Stafford .... sound editor
Norman Webster .... sound
Jerry Whittington .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Sass Bedig .... special effects
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator
Loyd Catlett .... stunt double: Jeff Bridges (uncredited)
Loyd Catlett .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
George Orrison .... stunt double: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
George Orrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Barber .... camera assistant
Buddy Bowles .... gaffer (as Wynn Bowles)
Don Christie .... still photographer
William N. Clark .... camera operator (as William Clark)
Bud Howell .... key grip (as Carmon Howell)
Cliff Ralke .... camera assistant
Casting Department
Jack Kosslyn .... additional location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jules Melillo .... wardrobe
Glenn Wright .... costume supervisor (as Glenn T. Wright)
Editorial Department
Rick Meyer .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jerry Roberts .... music editor
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Art Rimdzius .... driver captain
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Carey Loftin .... special action sequences
Hope McLachlin .... script supervisor
Carol Rydall .... secretary to producer
Ralph M. Leo .... production accountant (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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115 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:15 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1986) | USA:R | West Germany:16
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Did You Know?

On January 8th 1973, Boxoffice magazine announced that the Malpaso Company and United Artists had "concluded an agreement for the release and production of two films starring Clint Eastwood - " Thunderbolt " and " Lightfoot "!See more »
Continuity: The right front wheel air deflector falls off the Trans Am when Lightfoot drives it out of the wheat field and onto the gravel road with Thunderbolt hanging on the passenger door. It reappears on the car in the next scene driving on Sun Canyon Road and then again at the stop at Diversion Lake.See more »
Lightfoot:[Repeated line] In for a penny, in for a pound.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Captain Lightfoot (1955)See more »
Where Do I Go from HereSee more »


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21 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Old Movie that still kicks, 11 April 2002
Author: mm-39 from Winnipeg

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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