Director Michael Cimino
Year 1974
Starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach, Gary Busey
Rating R
Run Time 115min
More Info IMDb

Screening in 35mm as part of the series NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE: CRIME IN THE SEVENTIES.

THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT marked the directing debut of screenwriter Michael Cimino (THE DEER HUNTER, HEAVEN'S GATE), working under the meticulous guidance of star/producer Clint Eastwood. Eastwood plays a typically laconic loner, a professional thief in hiding who hooks up with a goofy, gentle-souled young drifter (Jeff Bridges). First attempting to escape from a couple of vengeful former partners (George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis), then joining forces with them to pull off a risky robbery, Eastwood and Bridges give us a touching portrait of friendship and one of the strangest, most peculiar and uniquely enjoyable crime films of all time.. Superbly photographed in Montana’s Big Sky country by Frank Stanley, and featuring a score by Eastwood regular Dee Barton, THUNDERBOLT constantly surprises with ingenious plot twists, character-driven humor and a weird streak a mile wide.

"Stick with me, kid. You can live forever."

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