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The Gauntlet (1977)

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A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.

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Storyline

In Phoenix, the alcoholic and mediocre detective Ben Shockley is assigned by the Chief Commissary Blakelock to bring the witness Gus Mally from Las Vegas for a minor trial. Shockley travels to Vegas and finds that Gus Mally is an aggressive and intelligent prostitute with a college degree and she tells him that the odds are against her showing up in court. Shockley learns that she will actually testify against a powerful mobster and the mafia is chasing them trying to kill them both. He calls Blakelock and request a police escort from Phoenix to protect them. But soon he discovers that someone is betraying him in the police department. Now, Shockley and Malley hijack a bus and Shockley welds thick steel plates and transforms the cabin in an armored bus trying to reach the Forum. But they will need to drive through a gauntlet of police officers armed with heavy weapons. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Clint Eastwood is the man in the middle of The Gauntlet

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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21 December 1977 (USA)  »

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$5,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$35,400,000
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2.39 : 1
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Despite playing the action hero, Eastwood doesn't kill anyone. See more »

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When Shockley and Gus walk towards the road after the house shoot out, state troopers are seen holding back crowds that have gathered to see what the gun fire was all about. See more »

Quotes

Gus Mally: You probably don't know if I'm good in bed.
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A disclaimer at the end reads: "Law enforcement procedures depicted in this film do not necessarily represent those of any law enforcement agency mentioned herein." See more »


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Unbelievable
12 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

There's only one small problem with this movie. It couldn't possibly happen.

What am I referring to specifically?

EVERYTHING!

Not one scene, not one line, not one event, not one moment of this movie, from the first frame to the last, is credible. None of this stuff could happen in the real world.

Hey Clint, if you wanted to give your lady friend an expensive present, you should have just bought her a car.


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