Cinema: Ebullient Heist

THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT

Directed and Written by MICHAEL CIMINO

The star is Clint Eastwood, and this looks, at first glance, like his usual action feature. He plays a professional heist artist nicknamed Thunderbolt, who is hiding out after a big job and falls in with a fast-talking kid (Jeff Bridges). They bump around Montana, pursued by two of Eastwood's cronies (George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis) who had a hand in the Montana Armored robbery a couple years back and are looking for their share of the take. The take, however, has vanished, along with the one-room pioneer schoolhouse in which it was stashed.

The kid,...

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