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

Let me outta here right now...

Hey, what's the matter?

Don't you like my face?

You're the best-looking face

I've seen all day. I can tell you that.

And just where

the hell do you think you're taking me?

Anywhere you say, sweetness.

I'm hungry-

Chili, right?


I didn't get your name.

Oh, I didn't give it to ya.

My name is Lightfoot.

- Lightfoot?

- That's right.

That's a dumb name. I mean, what kind

of a person would name a kid that?

- You know?

- What's your name?



That's not a dumb name?

Hey, maybe we had the same father.

Brought back some extra goodies.

Are you outta your mind?

This is Gloria and Melody.

- Pleased to meet you.

- Melody, Gloria.

Go right in, ladies.

You're full of all kinds of surprises,

aren't you?

Gloria has a great ass, doesn't she?

It's the best

I've ever seen, really.

Wouldn't you say that, Melody?

Listen, I just got out

of a bed to come here, you know.

And I don't intend

to jump right back into one here.

Oh, I forgot to tell ya. Gloria is yours.

Take it easy, Gloria. You're killin' me.

Where did you get

all those scars from?

Marines, Korea.

Oh, yeah? I heard about that war.



What are you dam"?

Getting dressed.


So you can take me home.

What for? You can stay here tonight.

No, no, I have to get home

before it's light out.

Look, if you think

I'm leavin' here at 3:30 in the morning

to take you wherever

the hell home is, you're crazy.

Oh, you'd better take me

or I'll walk out

of here stark-naked and scream "Rape."

Sure you will.

That would be stupid.



- Do you think we should stay here?

- Why not?

Get your clothes on.

Here's some money. You can take a cab.

Sweets to the sweets!

How did you do?

Red-haired women are bad luck.

You sure that's their 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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