Thunderbolt And Lightfoot


Just one last job...

Before Michael Cimino soared with The Deer Hunter and sank with Heaven’s Gate, he made his debut with this 1974 comedy-adventure. A post-Dirty Harry Clint Eastwood plays Thunderbolt, a former bank robber-turned-preacher who hooks up with Jeff Bridges’ eager sidekick Lightfoot for one last swag haul.

It’s not exactly original, but Cimino directs with swagger, a vibe that filters down to his leads – particularly an Oscar-nommed Bridges, who takes his character’s profession to heart and steals just about every scene going.

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