Monday, 5 March 2012

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

Trailer Title Screen

Country: USA


  1. I've only seen this once, but it was less than three years ago, by my count, so I remember it fairly well. Well enough that I can remember loving it at any rate. In fact, I just bought a copy of it off Amazon (for an entirely reasonable price, I might add) a couple of weeks ago! It's a rather odd blending of action, comedy, buddy/road movie, meets social commentary and even drama, that works on all fronts, I think.

    I especially liked Eastwood regular Geoffrey Lewis and the great George Kennedy as Thunderbolt's old partners in crime. And Bridges holds his own against Eastwood in his prime. No small feat that!

    Speaking of Kennedy, have you ever seen a film of his entitled THE HUMAN FACTOR? If not, it's a forgotten gem I can safely say you'd love. I just bought a copy of that one, too.

  2. Yeah it was an interesting departure for Clint and one of his most fondly remembered films. I guess it's most notable now for marking the debut to filmmaking of Michael Cimino, who in the space of two films (THE DEER HUNTER and HEAVEN'S GATE) would go from the pinnacle of Hollywood to complete disaster.

    I haven't seen THE HUMAN FACTOR, but I saw the poster on your Facebook page and immediately became intrigued, I shall have to look out for it.


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