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

Man of sorrows! What a name

For the Son of God, who came

Ruined sinners to reclaim


What a savior

Bearing shame and scoffing rude

In my place condemned He stood

Sealed my pardon with His blood


What a savior

Guilty, vile and helpless we

Spotless lamb of God was He

"Full atonement!" can it be?


What a savior

When He comes, our glorious King

All His ransomed home to bring

Then anew His song we'll sing


What a savior

Remember that we are all imperfect.

We see but in part. We know but in part.

So let each of us study

to approve ourselves

to God through Jesus Christ.

As under the Redeemer's gentle reign,

the wolf shall dwell with the lamb,

and the leopard shall

lie down with the kid.

That's a repossession.

Got less than 1,000 miles on the clock.


I wouldn't sh*t you, kid.

Hell, you kids are just

too damn smart this day and time.

- Go on. Try it on for size.

- Hey, thank you.

She's cleaner than a cat's ass.

Go on, kick her up.

How much?

She's practically brand new, boy.

$3,000 and some change.

Well, I'm just looking, you know.

No, I don't know.

I mean, I don't know if you're man enough

to take on a car like this.

Are you?

I don't know. I have a wooden leg.

You're kiddin'?

You wouldn't kid

about a thing like that, would ya?

I'm not kidding.

You're serious?

You never can tell.

Hey, come back here with my car,

you hippy son of a b*tch.

Come back.

What are you doin' stealin' my car?

Come back here you...

PREACHER. A true Christian,

like his divine master,

is of a meek and forgiving temper.

He owes no man anything

but to love one another.

And he overcomes evil with good.

Glory to God in the highest,

and on Earth,

peace and goodwill towards men.


Hey, uh...




I thought you were the heat.

Do I look like heat?

You look like one crazy son of a b*tch

for a preacher, I'll tell ya that.

Who's that guy back there in the wheat?

Old friend.

With friends like that,

you don't need enemies.

Which way are we headed?


All right, which way are you headed?


South's all right with me.

You must like my drivin'.

Oh, I love it.

Ever thought of doin' it professionally?


- Driving.

- Why?

You got blue eyes.

All great race champions have blue eyes.

That's a fact.

And all preachers drink like fish.

That's another fact.

What's your name, boy?


You Indian?

Nope, just American.

If I knew the way, I'd go back home

But the countryside has changed so much

I'd surely end up lost


names and faces so far in the past

On the other side of bridges

that were burned once they were crossed

Tell me where, where does a fool go

When there's no one left to listen

To a story without meaning

That nobody wants to hear

Tell me where, where does a fool go

When there's no one left to listen

To a story without meaning

That nobody wants to hear

It's cold up here.

How's your arm?

Feels like lead.

Give me your belt, will ya?

Your belt, c'mon!

Oh, my God!

You ain't no country preacher, preacher.

I can tell ya that. Who are ya?

Where are the license

plates for that thing?

Don't have any. I bagged it short of about

five minutes before I ran into you.

Almost ran into you.

You like to spend money, boy?

Yeah, when I can get it.

Do you care how you get it?

No. If it doesn't cost me too much.

Howdy. How's business?

Business? In this business, you're always

one step away from bankruptcy.

Funny money, credit, speculation.

That ain't it.

Somewhere in this country's

a little ol' lady with $79.25.

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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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