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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.

Director:

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

Clint Eastwood received the script for the movie from agent Leonard Hirshan, who had in turn received it from agent Stanley Kamen. See more »

Goofs

Several items point towards the film being set in November of 1973. However, the late fall and early winter in Montana is beginning of very cold weather. The short sleeves worn by the cast, the presence of wheat in the fields and the fact that there are still trees with leaves indicates that the film actually occurs during the summer/early fall of that year. See more »

Quotes

Lightfoot: You ain't no country preacher, Preacher.
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Connections

Referenced in Father Ted: And God Created Woman (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Do I Go from Here
Composed by Paul Williams
Performed by Paul Williams
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clint and jeff
16 June 2010 | by kai ringlerSee all my reviews

most people remember Michael Cimino for his classic masterpiece the DeerHunter,, this film while not quite that is very close i think to a cult classic,, Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges work so well together,, add in Geoffrey Lewis,, George Kennedy,, small parts for Catherine Bach Vic Tayback , and Gary Busey, plus a great story,, and music, you have a wonderful film to behold,, Johnny is on the run from Red,, from a job he pulled 10 years ago,, Red tries to kill him but with Lightfoot's help Johnny lives another day,, he then convinces Johnny to pull the exact same job as 10 years ago, because they would never expect it.. the job involves blowing a safe, and high tailing it out of town,, Red gets greedy decides he wants all the cash,,,, but alas our heroes have something close to them Red does not,,, the wherabouts of the original 500,000 ,,, great movie,, i'd watch it over and over again,, Hollywood needs to make these kinds of movies,,


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