Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Synopsis: Seven years after a daring bank robbery involving an anti-tank gun used to blow open a vault, the robbery team temporarily puts aside their mutual suspicions to repeat the crime after they are unable to find the loot from the original heist, hidden behind a school chalkboard. The hardened artilleryman and his flippant, irresponsible young sidekick are the two wild cards in the deck of jokers.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Michael Cimino
Production: MGM/UA Distribution
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min

The five cents is a Buffalo Nickel.

That ain't it.

She ever cashes in her investment,

whole thing'll collapse.

General Motors, the Pentagon,

the two-party system

and the whole shebang.

Arnold, what is he saying to you?

That's it. We're all running downhill.

Gotta keep running

faster all the time or we'll all fall down.

Arnold, what was he saying to you?


What did he say to you?

Did he insult you?

Excuse me, I don't wish to be forward,

but we'd like to exchange cars with you.

So the faster you get out,

the better it'll be for your ass.

- Arnold... Oh!

- Come on, out.

Arnold! Oh...

I thought we were

only gonna get the plates?

Well, we didn't have a screwdriver.

Hey, look at this, man.

Look, they got

a whole department store back here.

- Yeah.

- Hey, I like that.

Those clothes and your mouth,

you could be a big man.

Yeah, busy night.

I never paid for it in my life.

Sometimes you have to pay for pleasure.

Not me.

I'll never pay for it, I can tell you that.

Well, this is where I get out.

You sure don't know a good thing

when you see it, do you?

Hey, why don't you take this watch, huh?

I want you to have it.

I don't want your watch, man.

I want your friendship.

God damn it, I like you, that's all.

I thought we were gettin' to be friends.

We're good together.

Kid, you're ten years too late.

You sure are one lost dude, aren't you?

- Thanks again.

- Yeah.


You're as young as you feel.


Hey, we gotta stop meetin' like this.

People are going to talk.

Very funny.

No, with a preacher man, especially.

Where there's smoke, there's fire,

you know?


How y'all doin', baby?

Quick, get in! Quick!

Hey, what is this?

Why walk when you can ride?

You son of a b*tch. Stop this car.

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Michael Cimino

Michael Cimino ( chi-MEE-noh; February 3, 1939 – July 2, 2016) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and author. Born in New York City, he graduated from Yale University in 1963 and began his career filming commercials. He moved to Los Angeles to take up screenwriting in 1971. After co-writing the script of Magnum Force and Silent Running he wrote the preliminary script Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Clint Eastwood read the script and sent it to his personal production company, which allowed Cimino to direct the film. After its success, Cimino co-wrote, directed, and produced the 1978 Academy Award-winning film The Deer Hunter. His next film, Heaven's Gate (1980), proved to be a financial failure. Cimino directed four movies after Heaven's Gate, but none were as successful as The Deer Hunter. more…

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