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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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17 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Der Wolf hetzt die Meute  »

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One of just only about a dozen films that Clint Eastwood has not directed (at least not credited as such) himself since he became a director. See more »

Goofs

When Wes is in Becky's kitchen, offering him ice, the microphone dangles multiple times into the frame. 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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Could have been fascinating...but now it's deadening.
26 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Tightrope" could have been a fascinating character study. Eastwood plays a somewhat kinky cop who has almost nothing in common with Dirty Harry; he is a much more believable character here, and his performance is superb. Unfortunately, the direction lacks the necessary vigor - it fails to increase the level of tension as it should - and the film becomes more sleepy as it approaches its end. Even with Clint at his best, this film's second half is almost deadening.


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