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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot ()


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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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Thunderbolt
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Lightfoot
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Eddie Goody
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Melody
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Curly (as Garey Busey)
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Vault Manager
Eugene Elman ...
Tourist (as Gene Elman)
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Welder
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Dunlop
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Secretary
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Crazy Driver
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Mario Pinski
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Station Attendant
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Used Car Salesman
Erica Hagen ...
Waitress
Alvin Childress ...
Janitor
Virginia Baker ...
Couple at Station
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Couple at Station
Irene K. Cooper ...
Cashier
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The Fat Man
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Gloria
Ted Foulkes ...
Young Boy
Leslie Oliver ...
Teenager
Mark Montgomery ...
Teenager
Karen Lamm ...
Girl on Motorcycle
Luanne Roberts ...
Suburban Housewife
Lila Teigh ...
Tourist
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Red Leary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Chow ...
Kung-Fu Master (uncredited)
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Vault Manager's Wife (uncredited)
Steve Moriarty ...
Cop with Shotgun in Final Shootout (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Cimino

Written by

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Michael Cimino ... (written by)

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Robert Daley ... producer

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Dee Barton

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Frank Stanley ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ferris Webster

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Rick Meyer ... assistant editor

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Patricia Mock

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Tambi Larsen

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James L. Berkey ... (as James Berkey)

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Kathryn Blondell ... hair stylist
Joe McKinney ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Abby Singer ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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David Hamburger ... second assistant director
Charles Okun ... first assistant director
Arne Schmidt ... second assistant director (as Arnie Schmitt)
Paul J. Crossey ... dga trainee (uncredited)

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Edward Aiona ... property master

Sound Department

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Bert Hallberg ... sound
Richard Portman ... dubbing mixer
Keith Stafford ... sound editor
Norman Webster ... sound
Jerry Whittington ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Sass Bedig ... special effects

Stunts

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Buddy Van Horn ... stunt coordinator
Loyd Catlett ... stunt double: Jeff Bridges (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... stunts (uncredited)
George Orrison ... stunt double: Clint Eastwood (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn ... stunt double (uncredited)

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Bob Barber ... camera assistant
Buddy Bowles ... gaffer (as Wynn Bowles)
Don Christie ... still photographer
William N. Clark ... camera operator (as William Clark)
Bud Howell ... key grip (as Carmon Howell)
Cliff Ralke ... camera assistant

Casting Department

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Jack Kosslyn ... additional location casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jules Melillo ... wardrobe
Glenn Wright ... costume supervisor (as Glenn T. Wright)

Music Department

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Jerry Roberts ... music editor
Dan Wallin ... scoring mixer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Hope McLachlin ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Art Rimdzius ... driver captain

Other crew

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Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Carey Loftin ... special action sequences
Carol Rydall ... secretary to producer
Ralph M. Leo ... production accountant (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Thunderbolt... the man with the reputation. Lightfoot... the kid who's about to make one! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le canardeur (France)
  • Die Letzten beißen die Hunde (Germany)
  • Un botín de 500.000 dólares (Spain)
  • サンダーボルト (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Piorun i Lekka Stopa (Poland)
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  • 115 min
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Budget $2,200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to Steven Bach's "Final Cut", Clint Eastwood was disappointed with this movie's initial disappointing nine million dollar receipts, and blamed United Artists for inadequately promoting the movie. Despite his relationship with the studio on the Spaghetti Westerns, and a two-movie deal from the studio, he never made another movie for them. See more »
Goofs After the crazy guy rolls the black Plymouth, you can see damage to the drivers side roof and the rear wheel on the driver side is bent at extreme angle and the passenger side rear wheel completely flies off the axle. However, moments later when Thunderbolt and Lightfoot are going down the road neither signs of damage are apparent. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Clint Eastwood: The Man from Malpaso (1994). See more »
Soundtracks Where Do I Go from Here See more »
Quotes Young Boy: [Goody, with Red along, are in a tiny ice-cream vendor's truck] You're early. You're supposed to go down the next street first, then come up here.
Eddie Goody: Well, listen. While we're here, can I sell you anything?
Young Boy: No, I'm waiting for Judy Ann. They have a better flavor of pistachio.
Red Leary: Look, kid, go fuck a duck.
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