Thunderbolt and Lightfoot [DVD] [1974]

  • SKU: 5577667
  • Release Date: 04/28/2015
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 15)

Synopsis


Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
As much an eccentric character study as a road movie, Michael Cimino's directorial debut follows the adventures of a quartet of misfits in their life of crime. Retired thief Thunderbolt (Clint Eastwood) and sweet drifter Lightfoot (Jeff Bridges) meet cute when Thunderbolt jumps into Lightfoot's stolen car to escape a gunman. The pair embarks on an oddball journey to get Thunderbolt's loot from an old robbery before his former associates, the sadistic Red (George Kennedy) and cretinous Goody (Geoffrey Lewis), get to it first, but all four are too late; the one-room schoolhouse hiding place has apparently vanished. So instead, the four play house and work legit jobs while they plot to rob the same place Thunderbolt and Red hit before. Although the plan goes awry, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot discover that they may still have succeeded-or so they think. As the easy-going mediator between the two, Eastwood's Thunderbolt was a move away from his tough cop-westerner image; his audience accepted this then-atypical performance enough to turn Thunderbolt and Lightfoot into a moderate hit. Bridges received his second Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination, but Cimino turned down a subsequent deal with Eastwood, moving instead to his artistic peak with The Deer Hunter (1978) and career nadir with Heaven's Gate (1980). ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood - John "Thunderbolt" Doherty
  • Jeff Bridges
    Jeff Bridges - Lightfoot
  • George Kennedy
    George Kennedy - Red Leary
  • Geoffrey Lewis
    Geoffrey Lewis - Goody
  • Catherine Bach
    Catherine Bach - Melody



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

94%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie at a great price

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    Duece
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    Timeless classic when Clint Eastwood was just getting famous.Great bank robbery movie with a very young Jeff Bridges stealing the show.George Kennedy and the rest of the cast superb.Excellent DVD quality shows the Montana countryside off beautifully.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    TBolt and LFoot = underrated classic

    Posted
    Necrovern
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    Eastwood, Bridges, Kennedy, and Juliette Lewis' dad. Bank robbery succeeds, the getaway - not so much. Look out for Gary Busey as L'Foot's construction foreman, and Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke) as one of his flings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply A Great Clint Eastwood Movie!

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    Fenixfire077

    I really enjoyed this movie, and i've watched it several times since I bought it. I guess in a sea of popular movies, which is Clint Eastwood's career, this could be one of the lesser knowns. Maybe i'm wrong? either way I love this movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    this blu ray sucks

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    viper5017
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    this is one of my favorite movies and glad its on blu ray. however it has no features. also ordered thought i was ordering the twilight time version that i had saved in my wishlist. instead got this version which sucks

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big guns and big explosions

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    MrBigglesworth
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    Like any Clint Eastwood movie, he's the star and more over his guns or in this case just one huge gun. It's a good movie I do recommend it, but the ending is a bit sad...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome classic old school 70s movie

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    bookert
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    If you love eastwood flicks like I do, a must have movie! If you like going back to the 70's time and style..a big must have movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    Filmguru
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    Very good movie from the seventies! Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges are fantastic! Michael Cimino made a great film!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its great to be able to find this cult classic mov

    Posted
    Yoko
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    Great price for a classic movie.I was very pleased to get this hard to find movie so easily from Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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