Clintosaurus Rex

TITLE: IN THE LINE OF FIRE

DIRECTOR: WOLFGANG PETERSEN

WRITER: JEFF MCGUIRE

THE BOTTOM LINE: Eastwood has a battle of wits with a brilliant assassin.

Clint Eastwood has always been an old man. Even in the '60s, as the gunslinger in Sergio Leone westerns, Eastwood had the squinty eyes, sour mouth and weary walk of a soldier who had been in too many wars. The six-day stubble hid countless psychic scars; the cigar butt stuck between his teeth suggested a world gone up in smoke; the poncho he wore could have been a shroud. As Dirty Harry and a passel of...

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