Thanks Jeff Bridges (in which I make a drawing for each of his films)


Thunderbolt & Lightfoot, 1974 (dir. Michael Cimino)

SYNOPSIS: Bank Robber Eastwood is too old for this shit but gets the band back together for one last gig. Cocky criminal upstart Bridges tags along, does not put gun in mouth, does talk to lady on motorcycle. Heist and Shenanigans ensue.

FILM: 7/10


BOTTOM LINE: Fearless>Thunderbolt & Lightfoot>Tucker: The Man and His Dream

I don’t remember anything from my first viewing (1981, ON-TV) except for Jeff Bridges saying “Hey, where did you get those pants?” to a lady in short shorts riding a motorcycle and the ending, which I won’t spoil here. Many years ago, I made a VHS recording of the film when it was featured as the WGN Saturday Afternoon Movie. Going in and out of commercials, WGN would show this image from the movie poster. I remember the TV Guide at the time listed the film as Action/Adventure.