A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.
As the film opens on an Oklahoma farm during the depression, two simultaneous visitors literally hit the Wagoneer home: a ruinous dust storm and a convertible crazily driven by Red, the ... See full summary »
Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.
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
The World War II-era 20 millimeter Oerlikon cannon used by Thunderbolt (Clint Eastwood) and his gang could possibly be used as a (rather small-caliber) "anti-tank gun" as stated in the film, but was usually mounted on Naval patrol boats and ships as an anti-aircraft weapon. The Oerlikon saw virtually no use in the Korean War with U.S. Army ground forces, which is where Thunderbolt and Red were supposed to have served. See more »
As Thunderbolt and Lightfoot are being chased by Red and Eddie, Lightfoot careens the stolen Buick Riviera off the highway and down a steep embankment. Clint Eastwood's character (Thunderbolt, in the passenger seat) has obviously been replaced with a dummy. In addition, in some of the shots you can clearly see a large camera assembly, mounted behind the back seating area of the Riviera. See more »
I didn't get your name.
Well, I didn't give it to ya'. My name is Lightfoot.
That's a dumb name. I mean, what kind of person would name a kid that, ya' know?
What's your name?
"Melody"? That's not a dumb name?... Hey, maybe we had the same father?
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This film has a few weak spots in the script, but I sure like it. A heist movie, with a mean Kennedy in it. Jeff and Clent never made another movie, and they could be like Redford and Newman; they have movie chemistry. TBS edits this film too much, its recomended watching on video. Worth renting 7/10.
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