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The Monday Film: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot


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starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges

Hiding from his revengeful fellow gang-members, John "Thunderbolt" Doherty, narrowly escapes being shot when a handsome young drifter picks him up in a stolen car. The older man and "Lightfoot" strike up an unlikely but, eventually, deep friendship and attempt - with two others - to duplicate an early robbery. The half-million dollar haul is spectacularly successful until the gang fall out and violence erupts. This exciting caper movie, set in Montana, is also a fascinating study of a "lost soul" nearly saved by the innocent generosity of the extrovert "Lightfoot".

(First showing on British television)
(Films: page 23)


Director/Writer: Michael Cimino
Producer: Robert Daley
Thunderbolt: Clint Eastwood
Lightfoot: Jeff Bridges
Red Leary: George Kennedy
Goody: Geoffrey Lewis
Melody: Cathrine Bach
Curly: Gary Busey
Vault manager: Jack Dodson
Tourist: Gene Elman
Tourist: Lila Teigh
Welder: Burton Gilliam
Dunlop: Roy Jenson

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