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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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SEK 8,108,638 (Sweden)
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The narrow streets of New Orleans produced problems for the production particularly in the city's French Quarter where the thin streets made it difficult for production trucks to mobilize. See more »

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Obviously fake lightning flashes twice near the end of the movie. 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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Squint For Clint
4 September 2006 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

TIGHTROPE is a decent, though not entirely flawless, dramatic thriller. Clint stars as a hard-nosed detective (does he play any other kind?) trying to figure out who's behind a string of murders in New Orleans. But these aren't just any murders, as the female victims were all part of the wonderful world of kinky sex. Our hero's mean squint gets even squintier when it becomes obvious the women are being targeted because of their kinky relations with him.

Released in 1984, TIGHTROPE was a reasonable success in terms of revenue and critical acclaim. Maybe you just had to see it when it first came out, because watching it today, it seems like a fairly formulaic cop thriller. That doesn't mean it's bad; far from it. It's reasonably paced, not entirely predictable and nicely buffered with some cute (sometimes hilarious) father-daughter moments (Clint's real-life offspring, Alison, plays one of his two girls). Add an extra star if you're a fan of the big C.


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