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.
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
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Susan Sarandon turned down the role of Beryl Thibodeaux. She explained to the Los Angeles Times in 1992: "The link between violence and sex was very strong. I met with Clint Eastwood and I said, 'Aren't you worried, especially you, who everybody thinks is like Man Personified, [that] when your character starts to do some of this stuff, that it's going to have a link between sex and violence and treating women badly?' And he said, 'I don't think that it's my job to worry about that, I'm an actor.' " See more »
Despite shooting on location in New Orleans, not one person in this movie has a regional Louisiana, New Orleans, or Cajun accent. See more »
TIGHTROPE (1984) ***1/2 Clint Eastwood, Genvieve Bujold, Alison Eastwood, Dan Hedaya, Jennifer Beck. Taut and disturbing psychological thriller with Clint in a challenging variation on Dirty Harry-like character, Wes Block, a recently divorced New Orleans cop investigating a serial killer with some parallel sexual inclinations that makes him examine his own perversions.
Ambitious and suspenseful with real-life daughter Alison cast as his eldest child. Directed with flair by Richard Tuggle.
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