As a character-based dramatic comedy about two thieves bonding over their life style rather than the money, it's not exactly Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but it's in that vein. He pistol-whips them both, knocking them unconscious, and kicks Lightfoot violently in the head. So I clicked on it thinking it was going to be a western, since it seemed like a good title for a western. If the same title appears simultaneously in the top 50, it may be removed at the mod's discretion. One person, whose father is now apparently deceased, loves the film but says his father hated it because of its homoerotic undercurrent. Lightfoot, who happens to be driving by, inadvertently rescues the preacher by running over his pursuer and giving the preacher a lift.
Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide 2009 ed. Due to the great financial success of 's , road pictures were a popular genre in Hollywood. She likely thought that they were joking around with her, or weren't taking the situation that seriously, so she just gave up on them. There may be regional discrepancies, but do not intentionally recommend things that are not available on your instant watch. Two scoundrels find each other on the road running from various consequences in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot respectively, Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges and eventually, they set about to commit a daring bank robbery. I did not watch it with the sound. I did not find anything about Cimino's sexuality but he did have a drastic change in looks from an dark hair male into an androgynous blonde.
Answer: I don't think it was intended as something sexual. Interestingly there's no picture when the title lists on the Starz movies page. It was made in 1973 and released in 1974 by United Artists the last film Eastwood ever did for the independent studio. Just make sure you use the correct regional tag in the title. Stop complaining about reposts and stop messaging the mods about it. This is very exciting heist movie with a terrific chase scene climax. Final Cut: Art, Money, and Ego in the Making of Heaven's Gate, the Film That Sank United Artists Updated ed.
Your write-up makes me want to watch it again! Lightfoot, dressed as a woman, distracts the office's security guard, deactivates the ensuing alarm, and is picked up by Goody. Thunderbolt buys an all-white Cadillac convertible, something Lightfoot said he wanted to do, and encounters Lightfoot hitch-hiking on the outskirts of town. American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood 1st ed. The screen writer and director Michael Cimino allegedly told Jeff that his job on set was to make Clint laugh, since he was known to be a pretty stone faced actor, and Jeff evidently took that direction seriously and went out of his way to make Clint laugh and lighten up. In the city where the bank is located, the men find jobs to raise money for needed equipment while they plan the heist. The preacher escapes on foot. I honestly don't know why.
Lightfoot soon succumbs to the injuries inflicted by Red, leaving Thunderbolt as the only surviving member of both robberies. I did something different when I watched this film. As they drive away celebrating their success with cigars, Lightfoot, in obvious distress, tells Thunderbolt in a slurred voice how proud he is of their 'accomplishments', and slumps over dead. Eastwood was available after turning down the lead role in. Eastwood's acting performance was noted by critics to the extent that Clint himself believed it was Oscar worthy. Lightfoot is in obvious distress, however, dragging his left leg as well as gradually being unable to move his left arm and slurring his speech. The bittersweet fade out is very 1970's Glad you enjoyed it.
It's interesting how the George Kennedy character really hates Jeff- is he he jealous of his bromance with Clint? Thunderbolt buys an all-white Cadillac convertible, something Lightfoot said he wanted to do, and encounters Lightfoot hitch-hiking on the outskirts of town. According to author Marc Eliot, Eastwood perceived himself as being upstaged by Bridges. So it's interesting to me that Eastwood backed off from directing and put it into Cimino's capable hands. Thunderbolt buys a new Cadillac convertible with cash, something Lightfoot said he had always wanted to do, and picks up his waiting partner, who is gradually losing control of the left side of his body. The film was shot in 47 days from July to September 1973. Reading it, Eastwood liked it so much that he originally intended to direct it himself. Thunderbolt breaks his cigar, and drives down the highway with the deceased Lightfoot in the passenger seat.
It's interesting how the George Kennedy character really hates Jeff- is he he jealous of his bromance with Clint? I saw that but Wiki is written by regular people and most of them don't know Jack! Hiding out in the guise of a clergyman following the robbery of a bank, Thunderbolt is the only member of his old gang who knows where the loot is hidden. According to Bliss, the film's describes a tripartite series of events: natural order followed by disturbance followed by a restoration of natural order. I put it on mute because I could tell with the opening credits it was filmed on location somewhere in the Pacific Northwest and I wanted to focus on the visuals. Clint: The Life and Legend. As the two men retrieve the stolen money, Lightfoot's behavior becomes erratic as a result of the beating. Goody is shot and Red throws him out of the trunk onto a dirt road, where he dies.
Lightfoot soon succumbs to the injuries inflicted by Red, leaving Thunderbolt as the only surviving member of both robberies. Agent Leonard Hirshan brought the script to Eastwood from fellow agent Kamen. Cimino later said that if it was not for Eastwood, he never would have had a career in film. The table is still like this when Kate and Ambrose leave the apartment. Jeff Bridges received the film's only nomination for an.
Please redirect items only available for disc to. If you can forgive it its aimlessness. I freaking love it, though and watch it a couple times a year. Lightfoot proposes another heist—robbing the same company as before—with a variation on the original plan; the variation being due to Lightfoot inadvertently killing their electronics expert, Dunlop, the man who tried to assassinate Thunderbolt in the earlier scene. Clint's Thunderbolt is clearly smitten with the young man in or out of drag.
Upon seeing a shirt tail protruding from the car's trunk lid which is a strong indication one or more people are hiding in the trunk to avoid paying , the suspicious theater manager calls the police and a chase ensues. Tucker tells the operator that their altitude is about 18 inches because they were 18 inches over the ground. Interestingly there's no picture when the title lists on the Starz movies page. . When Johnny notices that the killer cleaner is in the apartment, the table is set up again. The performances are good, the caper itself is pretty solid, and there's something to see in every scene.