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The Gauntlet [DVD] [1977]

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  • Release Date: 06/01/2010
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

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    The Gauntlet
    Playing police stooge Ben Shockley, Clint Eastwood sends up his Dirty Harry-ness in this 1977 cop film-action movie-romantic comedy. Ben is assigned to escort tough Vegas hooker Gus Mally (Sondra Locke) to Phoenix for a Mob trial because, he thinks, he always "gets the job done." But corrupt commissioner Blakelock (William Prince) chose alcoholic Ben precisely because Ben does not get much done at all, and Blakelock has no intention of letting them get to Phoenix alive. Once Gus figures this out and makes Ben see the truth, Ben resolves to prove Blakelock wrong, even if it means surviving car bombs, a house shot to pieces, a helicopter-motorcycle chase, and finally driving an armored bus through a gauntlet formed by scores of shooting cops. Amidst the mayhem, Ben falls in love with the smart-mouthed, college-educated Gus, and she insists on riding out the gauntlet with her Ben. An obedient cop who is not as clever as his female charge, Ben Shockley is the opposite of Eastwood's ultra-capable loner Harry Callahan from the Dirty Harry series, allowing Eastwood to poke fun at his image even as Shockley eventually does get the job done. While the exaggerated action set pieces also parody the Eastwood cop hero's usual invincibility, their efficient, energetic staging still makes them effective; The Gauntlet was another popular success for Eastwood as director as well as star. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Clint Eastwood
      Clint Eastwood - Ben Shockley
    • Sondra Locke
      Sondra Locke - Gus Mally
    • Pat Hingle
      Pat Hingle - Josephson
    • William Prince
      William Prince - Blakelock
    • Bill McKinney
      Bill McKinney - Constable



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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic Clint!!!

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      MoRebel
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      I watched this movie at the theater when it first came out, when I saw the blu-ray I knew I had to have it. While not one of his best it is still a real good one. I am not sure Clint ever had a bad movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great movie

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      Moviebuff
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      Waited years to aquire this fun flick. Eastwood at his best. Ordered this dvd and within a few days it was delivered to my door. I have purchased several dvds from best buy. A great selection of movies of the 1970s and 80s. Discover dvds to add to any movie buff collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Eastwood Pokes Fun At Harry

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      Riggo44
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      This is a great Eastwood classic. He plays a cop who is an opposite hero cop than Harry Callahan. It has comedy and is still a thriller movie. Must see for any Eastwood fan.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Clint Eastwood at his best!

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      DeeM
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      Another awesome action movie with Clint Eastwood at the helm. He never lets you down.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Clint Eastwood

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      candyman63121
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      Not exactly Dirty Harry but close enough to be a great movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good action movie

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      Jbroz23
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      This is a good action movie very much recommend checking out

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      CLASSIC CLINT

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      CAHILL
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      FOR FIVE BUCKS IT'S DEINATELY WORTH IT, ILOVE THE CLASSICS

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good film

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      jeremiahg1
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      classic clint movie, pretty good for a 1970's movie

      I would recommend this to a friend



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