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Tightrope (1984)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  17 August 1984 (USA)
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Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer whose victims are young and pretty women, that he rapes and murders. The killings are getting personal when the killer ... See full summary »

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Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer whose victims are young and pretty women, that he rapes and murders. The killings are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his daughters are threatened. Written by Tony Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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Der Wolf hetzt die Meute  »

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Actor Clint Eastwood's then-partner Sondra Locke, who had co-starred with him in six previous films, was not cast in the lead female role of Beryl Thibodeaux in this film. Sudden Impact (1983) was the last Eastwood film that Locke appeared in and reportedly, the Warner Brothers studio executives told Eastwood that the public had tired of seeing movies of him teamed with Locke and not to make any more pictures with her. See more »

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Despite shooting on location in New Orleans, not one person in this movie has a regional Louisiana, New Orleans, or Cajun accent. See more »

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Uniformed Police Officer: Wes, Beryl Thibodeaux from the rape something or other wants to see you.
Wes Block: Where is she?
Uniformed Police Officer: In the reception room.
Wes Block: Tell her I'm out.
Uniformed Police Officer: I did. She said she'd wait.
Wes Block: Good. Tell her I'm out of town.
[Wes turns around and sees Beryl standing there, she who gives him a sarcastic grin]
Beryl Thibodeaux: Welcome back.
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Risk-taking Clint at his finest
23 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

TIGHTROPE (1984) ***1/2 Clint Eastwood, Genvieve Bujold, Alison Eastwood, Dan Hedaya, Jennifer Beck. Taut and disturbing psychological thriller with Clint in a challenging variation on Dirty Harry-like character, Wes Block, a recently divorced New Orleans cop investigating a serial killer with some parallel sexual inclinations that makes him examine his own perversions.

Ambitious and suspenseful with real-life daughter Alison cast as his eldest child. Directed with flair by Richard Tuggle.


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