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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 24 May 1974 (USA)
With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.

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Michael Cimino

Writer:

Michael Cimino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Thunderbolt
Jeff Bridges ... Lightfoot
Geoffrey Lewis ... Eddie Goody
Catherine Bach ... Melody
Gary Busey ... Curly (as Garey Busey)
Jack Dodson ... Vault Manager
Eugene Elman Eugene Elman ... Tourist (as Gene Elman)
Burton Gilliam ... Welder
Roy Jenson ... Dunlop
Claudia Lennear Claudia Lennear ... Secretary
Bill McKinney ... Crazy Driver
Vic Tayback ... Mario Pinski
Dub Taylor ... Station Attendant
Gregory Walcott ... Used Car Salesman
Erica Hagen Erica Hagen ... Waitress
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Storyline

Seven years after a daring bank robbery involving an anti-tank gun used to blow open a vault, the robbery team temporarily puts aside their mutual suspicions to repeat the crime after they are unable to find the loot from the original heist, hidden behind a school chalkboard. The hardened artilleryman and his flippant, irresponsible young sidekick are the two wild cards in the deck of jokers. Written by <booda@datasync.com>

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HE HAS EXACTLY SEVEN MINUTES TO GET RICH QUICK! (original poster-ALL CAPS) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Letzten beißen die Hunde See more »

Filming Locations:

Choteau, Montana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$25,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Malpaso Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to several sources, including Steven Bach's "Final Cut", Clint Eastwood perceived himself to be upstaged by Jeff Bridges. See more »

Goofs

When Red and Lightfoot are opening the wooden crates with crowbars, the lid on Red's crate opens completely with one pry and the Lightfoot even lifts the top on his crate up before he uses the crowbar. See more »

Quotes

[Lightfoot is driving a truck and he sees a woman riding a motorcycle in shorts]
Lightfoot: Hey were did you get those pants?
[the woman pulls out a hammer, pounds the truck and rides off]
Lightfoot: You freak! I love you, come back!
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Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'Tron' (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Hallelujah! What a Savior!
(uncredited)
by Philip Paul Bliss
[Hymn sung in church in opening scene]
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Great roadmovie,love it!
16 July 2002 | by steffan-3See all my reviews

I really like this movie, and I believe Thunderbolt and Lightfoot are one of the better movies with Clint Eastwood, and he really make a great pair with Jeff Bridges. The location where Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is filmed are wonderful, the casting is perfect, good plot, great theme song in the beginning and at the end of the film, add this together and you have a really good movie! This movie is a must for those who loves the movies from the seventees! I gave this movie 9 stars out of 10


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