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Very good acting and plot, written and directed by Michael Cimino!
on September 29, 2016
I saw this a long time ago and it has remained in my mind as being a good movie. I was not wrong! The acting is very good and the plot is believable, written and directed by Michael Cimino. A young mouthy drifter named Lightfoot (25 year old Jeff Bridges), who has just stolen a sports car from a used car lot, rescues an older con/thief nicknamed Thunderbolt (Eastwood) who is being chased and shot at by someone his ex partners hired (George Kennedy and Geoffrey Lewis) because they think he knows where the money they stole seven years earlier is hidden. Apparently it was hidden in an old one-room schoolhouse, which is no longer there, replaced by a new modern school. Eventually they put aside trying to kill each other and decide to do the robbery again, in exactly the same way as before. Using an anti-tank gun to break into the vault. The technology is very dated but the acting and story are what really drive this movie.