John Thunderbolt Doherty (Clint Eastwood) is a former thief whose razor-sharp wits and steely nerves made him a monster of his profession, but he's about to to enter the criminal world with a new partner. Lightfoot (Jeff Bridges), a brash young drifter whose energy and exuberance give the veteran a new outlook on life. Their target: the seemingly impenetrable Montana Armored Depository. After forming an uneasy alliance with Thunderbolt's former partners in crime (Kennedy and Lewis), they launch an amazing scheme that will test the limits of their endurance...and the power of their friendship.
Eastwood and Bridges at their best
- Thunderbolt and Lightfoot review by Daryll Nesmejanow
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You rated this film: 5
A great mix of superb story and character development.
The film has the great way of starting in that you feel like you've come in half-way through a storyline (The Indiana Jones Trilogy employs a similar technique). It's a great way to immediatley capture your attention from the word go.
The characters relationships develop whilst the story unfolds. It's just great from beginning to end.
I don't think that there are writers like this in Hollywood anymore.