Gauntlet

The Gauntlet

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Director: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince

     
 

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Clint Eastwood headlines and directs this explosive tale of a hard-nosed cop assigned to escort a headstrong Las Vegas hooker to a mob trial, which arrives on DVD courtesy of Warner Home Video. Presented in 2.35:1 widescreen with closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital Mono audio tracks, the disc also features English and Spanish subtitles.

Overview

Clint Eastwood headlines and directs this explosive tale of a hard-nosed cop assigned to escort a headstrong Las Vegas hooker to a mob trial, which arrives on DVD courtesy of Warner Home Video. Presented in 2.35:1 widescreen with closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital Mono audio tracks, the disc also features English and Spanish subtitles. Features include interactive menus, scene access, trailers, and filmographies.

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In addition to working well as an Eastwood actioner, The Gauntlet should probably serve as ground zero for any study of his films' attitude toward women. Eastwood's hard-living, success-starved cop begins the film as an unrepentant sexist, but after being saddled with an antagonist/love interest Sondra Locke, who more than holds her own against him, he leaves the film with an adjusted attitude. That Locke plays a no-nonsense, tough-as-nails, world-weary prostitute only makes his progress that much more curious. It's these sort of difficult to disentangle, seemingly contradictory politics that make even Eastwood's least ambitious films -- of which Gauntlet is certainly one -- rewarding viewing. This attitude toward women in particular has caused him to be reviled as a sexist and lauded as a feminist; whichever way you choose to look at it, The Gauntlet makes for gripping, if familiar, viewing. Eastwood's character's gutter integrity may be imported from the Dirty Harry series, but his deliberately paced direction -- in addition to matching the open spaces of his Southwestern setting -- allows him to explore the details of the persona to a greater extent in a film that's as interesting as much for what's in its margins as for what happens in center stage.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/1999
UPC:
0085391108320
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:51:00

Special Features

Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1; Interactive menus; Filmographies; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages and subtitles: English, Français

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood Ben Shockley
Sondra Locke Gus Mally
Pat Hingle Josephson
William Prince Blakelock
Bill McKinney Constable
Michael Cavanaugh Feyderspiel
Carole Cook Waitress
Robert Barnett Doctor
Mildred J. Brion Old Woman on Bus
Ron Chapman Veteran Cop
Doug McGrath Bookmaker
John Quiroga Taxi Driver
John Rainer Policeman
Art Rimozius Judge
Mara Corday Jail Matron
Jeff Morris Desk Sergeant
Samantha Doane Biker
Roy Jenson Biker
Dan Vadis Biker
Carver Barnes Bus Driver
Teddy Bear Lieutenant
Don Circle Bus Clerk
James W. Gavin Helicopter Pilot
Tom Friedkin Helicopter Pilot
Darwin Lamb Police Captain
Roger Lowe Paramedic Driver
Fritz Manes Helicopter Marksman
Joe Rainer Rookie Cop
Al Silvani Policeman

Technical Credits
Clint Eastwood Director
Ira Bates Set Decoration/Design
Michael Butler Screenwriter
Joel Cox Editor
Robert Daley Producer
Jerry Fielding Score Composer
Les Fresholtz Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Gaspar Special Effects
Bert Hallberg Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Hashimoto Asst. Director
Jan Kiesser Cinematographer
Fritz Manes Associate Producer
Rexford Metz Cinematographer
Don Schoenfeld Makeup
Dennis Shryack Screenwriter
Allen E. Smith Art Director
Ferris Webster Editor
Glenn Wright Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1
0. Jump To A Scene
1. Good morning, Phoenix (Credits). [3:14]
2. " A nothing witness for a nothing trial." [2:47]
3. "We've had our times." [1:44]
4. Is he or isn't he?. [2:09]
5. The Vegas odds. [4:46]
6. A stretcher case. [3:41]
7. Moving targets. [2:49]
8. Nothing left standing. [9:09]
9. A kidnapped cop and no chance in hell. [3:50]
10. Calling for an escort. [2:35]
11. Chatting about what it's like. [4:32]
12. Choosing sides. [4:01]
13. "How y'all doin'?." [2:30]
14. "They don't want the job done." [4:00]
15. Face of stone, voice from a tomb."|00:04:26|}
16. The bikers-and Shockley's warning. [4:46]
17. Menace overhead. [3:41]
18. Wired for destruction. [3:35]
19. Train ride from hell. [2:46]
20. Shockley strikes back. [2:30]
21. "Tell him I'm comin' for him." [3:43]
22. A dislike of cops. [3:03]
23. Gonna be a winner. [2:53]
24. End of the line. [1:10]
25. Stopped...hard!. [2:40]
26. The plan; a grauntlet. [2:20]
27. Army on the streets. [1:32]
28. On faith. [2:18]
29. Paid to shoot, not think. [1:16]
30. A pal's dead end. [4:37]
31. Into the gauntlet. [4:31]
32. Final stop: City Hall. [1:54]
33. Orders executed. [1:27]
34. End Credits. [1:50]

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