Screen legends Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges star alongside character actor favourites George Kennedy and Geoffrey Lewis in Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, the impressive debut feature from legendary filmmaker Michael Cimino (The Deer Hunter, Heaven’s Gate), which finally makes its UK Blu-ray debut in June courtesy of Second Sight Films.
Seven years after a daring bank robbery in which the robbers used 20mm cannon to blast open the vault, one of the gang, known through the press as the Thunderbolt (Clint Eastwood), finds himself hunted by his former colleagues Leary and Goody (George Kennedy and Geoffrey Lewis), who mistakenly beliueve he tried to double cross them. by chance he falls in with wayward drifter Lightfoot. The pair attempt to recover the lost loot from the earlier robbery, which Thunderbolt hid in a one-room schoolhouse, but the school has been replaced by a newer building. When Leary and Goody catch up with the pair, a truce is called, and with the spoils from the previous robbery now gone, they wonder if the plan that served them so well might not work a second time.
A compelling blend of American road movie and crime drama with an emphasis on character, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot remains one of the highlights of Eastwood's early 70s period, and a showcase for the talents of a young Jeff Bridges, who earned an Oscar nomination for his role.
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot will make its UK Blu-ray debut on 23rd June 2014 by Second Sight at the RRP of £19.99.
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