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Tightrope (1984)

New Orleans single dad and cop Wes Block goes after a serial rapist-killer but when he gets too close to the target the hunter suddenly becomes the hunted.

Director:

Richard Tuggle

Writer:

Richard Tuggle (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Eastwood ... Wes Block
Geneviève Bujold ... Beryl Thibodeaux
Dan Hedaya ... Det. Molinari
Alison Eastwood ... Amanda Block
Jenny Beck ... Penny Block (as Jennifer Beck)
Marco St. John ... Leander Rolfe
Rebecca Perle ... Becky Jacklin
Regina Richardson Regina Richardson ... Sarita
Randi Brooks ... Jamie Cory
Jamie Rose ... Melanie Silber
Margaret Howell Margaret Howell ... Judy Harper
Rebecca Clemons Rebecca Clemons ... Girl with Whip
Janet MacLachlan ... Dr. Yarlofsky
Graham Paul Graham Paul ... Luther
Bill Holliday Bill Holliday ... Police Chief
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Storyline

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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A cop on the edge...


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Wolf hetzt die Meute See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,156,545, 19 August 1984

Gross USA:

$48,143,579
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Richard Tuggle had a habit of not wearing any underwear in muggy New Orleans. One day, standing up on a camera truck, Clint Eastwood noticed that Tuggle's private parts were hanging out of his shorts. In front of everybody he ordered Tuggle to go back to his trailer and put on some underwear, pronto. See more »

Goofs

When Wes is in Becky's kitchen, offering him ice, the microphone dangles multiple times into the frame. See more »

Quotes

Wes Block: Son of a bitch, I *hate* you!
[he starts throwing around and breaking stuff]
Wes Block: You motherfucker. I will break your motherfucking ass!
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Alternate Versions

ABC edited 16 minutes from this film for its 1987 network television premiere. See more »

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References Aroused (1966) See more »

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A cop gets a little too close in his case.
1 March 2002 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Inner darkness is out of control in this thriller set in New Orleans. A veteran cop(Clint Eastwood)is put in peril when evidence links him to the serial murders he is investigating. Genevieve Bujold co-stars. Twelve year old Alison Eastwood plays one of the cop's two daughters, and surprisingly holds her own. This shady thriller is worth your time. The pace is a little slow, but very intense. Some pretty cool sets and mellow jazz. Don't get too relaxed.


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