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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Released 1974
Distributor United Artists

Clint Eastwood teams up with Jeff Bridges for something more than a male version of Thelma and Louise from director Michael Cimino before he became controversial. A buddy picture that transcends all sexual readings, this is an overlooked gem. Some great character bits by Bill McKinney and Dub Taylor, and the great George Kennedy is once again the villainous spine holding this heist/bonding picture together.

About Edgar Wright

Writer-director Edgar Wright is best known for Spaced, the BAFTA-nominated tv series he created with Simon Pegg for Britain’s C-4, as well as the feature films:  Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Hot Fuzz (2007) and the zombie romantic-comedy Shaun Of The Dead (2004). The latter earned Wright a BAFTA nomination along with a Bram Stoker and a British Independent Film Award.  He co-wrote the screenplay for The Adventures of Tintin, executive produced Attack the Block, and directed The World’s End which has been lauded as one of the best films of 2013. His 2017 heist-cum-musical crime thriller Baby Driver has a 94% Fresh rating on the dreaded Rotten Tomatoes site and is his most successful boxoffice entry to date.