Thunderbolt And Lightfoot [DVD] 
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Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges star in this comedy drama about an unlikely partnership between a retired thief and a drifter. Thunderbolt (Eastwood) hung up his stealing shoes a long time ago but misses the thrill and excitement. He hatches a plan to recover his lost loot from years before with the help of a few old friends. When hiding the money in an old schoolhouse Thunderbolt is startled by a homeless man by the name of Lightfoot (Bridges). When Thunderbolt's accomplices decide they want a bigger share of the findings, he and Lightfoot team up in an attempt to keep the money safe.
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
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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!
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.
No extras (apart from a chapter selection).
Running time: 114m 39s.
among my favourites.
Thunderbolt' (Clint Eastwood) an experienced Robber. is running away from his
old partners, who seven years before were part of a $500,000 robbery, trouble
is 'Red' and 'Goody' want their share, 'Thunderbold' and a now deceased accomplice
had hidden the haul in an old school behind the blackboard.
'Lightfoot' (Jeff Bridges) is a wannabe villain, not really in the same league as his new
best friend, the two kinda run into each other moments into the film.
Well, 'Lightfoot' gets an early introduction into 'Thunderbolt's' world as bullets start flying
in their direction.
The pursuers 'Red Leary' (George Kennedy) and 'Eddie Goody' (Geoffrey Lewis) do
catch up with our heroes.......after a sequence of fisty-cuffs and threats, 'Thunderbolt'
informs his former partners that where the money had been hid is no longer there, a new
school standing in it's place.
After a suggestion from 'Lightfoot' the four plan to re-hit the bank the original team had
robbed seven years before, trouble is, none of them have any cash, and they need
expensive equipment to re-enact the previous heist........they have to work to raise the
necessary funds (Something they are clearly not used to doing)
Each of the four must play their part if the Robbery is to go to plan............however, is
there honour amongst thieves ?
The film has some great car-chases, a few scenes of violence, some adult content and
a bucket-load of humour, with an element of sadness.
Great Chemistry between 'Clint' and 'Jeff' -these guys really are great actors.
The Blu-ray version is quite a step-up from the DVD version, not perfect but more than
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.
IT IS A CLASSIC IN IT'S OWN RIGHT!
Jeff Bridges and Clint Eastwood play there roles perfectly. This will always be in my movies top-ten list.
Bridges steals the show as a wild and carefree Lightfoot, in his Oscar nominated role, sharing the screen with Eastwood who work so well together, and genuinely show a developing and caring friendship. Their smiles and laughs are more than just acted.
Kennedy proves to be an intimidating anti-hero, and gives the two leads a good pillar to bounce off.
Filled with natural cinematography and a cracking script where all characters are developed perfectly alongside a great heist, this is a surprising and entertaining story with a touching, emotional ending.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Real classic, added to library of favourites, delivered next day.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of my favourite films of the 70s - Bridges is excellent and he did the late Michael Cimino some justice.Published 1 month ago by Little Chief
This is a review of the bluray version of this movie. I watch all bluray in upscaled 4K and this bluray looks suoerb. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BM2662
VERY GOOD VALUE NEW DVD; PROMPT DELIVERY. VERY ENJOYABLE CLINT EASTWOOD FILM CONTAINING SEVERAL WELL KNOWN ACTORS; ENJOYABLE WOVEN PLOT WITH A TRAGIC TWIST IN THE TALE (ALSO IN THE... Read morePublished 4 months ago by jdb
This film is still an absolute cracker even though it is over 40 years old. Well worth watchingPublished 4 months ago by Boppinggeo
I remember when I first saw this film in the seventies and Clint was on a roll at the time, I don't believe this one made big box office, however I really liked it and when you... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark Hudgell