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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot [Blu-ray]

Clint Eastwood , Jeff Bridges , Michael Cimino    Suitable for 18 years and over   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach
  • Directors: Michael Cimino
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Second Sight
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Jun 2014
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,027 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Jeff Bridges actually corralled an Oscar nomination for his spirited, oddball performance in the genre-crime story Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, directed by first-timer Michael Cimino who (a short two films later) would bring down a studio with Heaven's Gate. Clint Eastwood plays a bank robber par excellence with a flair for explosives who is being hunted by his former partners, who think he has their loot from their last job. Bridges is his eager apprentice and sidekick, who helps him escape; when Eastwood finally makes peace with his hunters, Bridges convinces them to try a daring robbery--but things inevitably go awry. The relationship between Eastwood and Bridges is both funny and touching in this, one of Eastwood's better post-Dirty Harry efforts. --Marshall Fine

Product Description

The directorial debut of the Legendary filmmaker Michael Cimino sees Eastwood and Bridges at their best, the latter earning an Oscar nomination.

Thunderbolt and his old gang had the perfect plan. Steal the money, hide it in an old schoolhouse, lay low and collect when the heat was off. What they didn't figure on was a new building going up in its place. And now Thunderbolt's got himself a new partner, Lightfoot, and the chase for the loot is on.

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous movie 7 Nov 2003
Having been an Eastwood fan for many years, I was overjoyed to see this film finally released on DVD. It is without doubt one of his greatest films, although Jeff Bridges steals the show, and received an Oscar nomination - in his first appearance!
The story is of the friendship between two very different characters, the old and seasoned veteran Eastwood, and the wild and irresponsable Bridges, who meet while Eastwood is escaping assasination by an old friend of Eastwood's, George Kennedy. Eventually they all get together to take on Montana Armoured Bank, with mixed results.
There's nothing new in the story or plot of this film, and admittedly it looks a little dated now, but the filmwork is outstanding, and Bridges shines. Coupled with a little action and a tragic ending, this film is truely wonderful!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Eastwood and Bridges... 17 April 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I have always had this film in my collection, originally on VHS Video tape. I now have it on DVD, from Amazon.


Jeff Bridges and Clint Eastwood play there roles perfectly. This will always be in my movies top-ten list.

Best Regards
Steve Timmins
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good 70s fun n buddy film 5 Feb 2009
The film revolves around the relationship of an armed robber and a car thief.. who together with the robbers ex partners re rob a money dipositary with an anti aircraft gun....a good romp with familiar faces from 70s films even Gary Busey get a brief look in.. A rare Eastwood film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Blu-Ray 30 Jun 2014
For a film made in 1974, this has delivered pretty well in hi-definition. I was pleasantly surprised by the picture quality. Presented in 2.35:1 widescreen, and with a LPCM 2.0 Stereo soundtrack, this is well worth the upgrade from DVD.

The BAD:
No extras (apart from a chapter selection).

Region-B only.

Running time: 114m 39s.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars blu ray review 15 April 2014
I imported this blu ray from the states, however it is getting released here in the UK on June 23rd 2014,This is a real gem of a Clint Eastwood movie that has suffered with mediocre releases on dvd,The blu ray is 16.9 and after a grainy start we get a really beautiful picture to behold, The church scenes and the cornfield chase look nice and vibrant and this continues throughout the movie, Sound is very serviceable English 1.0 DTS HD.
Features wise on this one there was an isolated score and trailer But I don't know if this will make it on the UK release.
Roll on Tightrope coming out on Blu ray UK soon And other Clint fans might like to know Coogan's bluff Blu ray is available to order from Amazon Germany, it's a very nice print too ,most of the grain has been cleaned up and it looks great
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clint and Jeff at their best 5 Nov 2004
By A Customer
Great, great movie. Has all the ingredients one expects of a Clint Eastwood movie. Jeff Bridges almost steals the show with his portrayal of the young drifter "Lightfoot" who meets up with an older drifter the "Thunderbolt" (name given him by a newspaper after a robbery where the money had never been recovered). Lots of action some amusing scenes - especially when Jeff dresses up as a sexy female and another where a family have all been bound and gagged, the parents manage to get to their daughters bedroom door and find her gagged and tied to a boy, both naked, there without their knowledge! Makes you chuckle at their predicament. Has a few quite violent interludes as well.
All I can say is buy it and enjoy repeated viewings.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Can we have a 16:9 version please? 9 Sep 2013
By N. Kemp
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is a widescreen on 4;3 aspect DVD, which means you have to zoom in on a 16:9 display or you get a tiny image floating in the middle with black bars top bottom and each side.

I think it is about time DVD makers caught up with the fact that a lot of people have wide screen TVs now, and also that the description on Amazon should highlight the aspect ratio.

Story is just as good as it ever was, however.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Non-anamorphic 21 Feb 2008
This 2003 DVD edition is letterbox/non-anamorphic. That means if you watch it on a widescreen TV, you get thick black bars left, right, top and bottom. Or use your TV remote to zoom in, but then you get a picture quality that's worse than VHS.

It's about time publishers took letterbox/non-anamorphic DVDs out of circulation.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it, looked great, great film.
Published 1 day ago by MR DARREN HAYNES
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good film
Published 5 days ago by Y. C. Ashford
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Bang Thunderbolt
Top notch.Clint and jeff bridges make a great team.Highly recomennded.
Published 11 days ago by Chris Topping
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing but not good at all
I'm quite a big Clint Eastwood fan but I did not find this film at all interesting. So, disappointing but not good at all.
Published 17 days ago by S. T. Pearson
5.0 out of 5 stars Cleaner than a cats as s !
Great film. Love the Trans Am, great performances from Eastwood and particularly Bridges. George Kennedy was in many films, I think this was one of his best. Read more
Published 29 days ago by J. R. O'Brien
5.0 out of 5 stars Film Buff Eddie.
great pairing of main actors of Eastwood and Bridges. and a real horrible Baddie in George Kennedy.
one of my favorite films good Blu Ray purchase, if you have not seen this... Read more
Published 1 month ago by EDDIE LOCK
5.0 out of 5 stars 'ARE YOU GOING MY WAY ?
'Clint Eastwood' and 'Jeff Bridges' are among my favourite actors, the film is also
among my favourites.
Thunderbolt' (Clint Eastwood) an experienced Robber. Read more
Published 1 month ago by rbmusicman
5.0 out of 5 stars just go buy it.
Hi. Bought this movie because I kinda remembered that I loved it. You wont regret buying this, its a good movie with a reasonable story line.
Published 1 month ago by mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Film
The real star of the film is not pictured on the cover - George Kennedy - by far one of the best 'baddies'.
Published 2 months ago by Dave Berry
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Haven't seen this film for such a long time a classic in it's own right with some very funny moments in it, how young the actors looked albeit I'm in the same boat as them now lol... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Slider
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