Tightrope

Overview

Clint Eastwood plays a New Orleans detective determined to track down a serial killer of prostitutes. Complicating matters is the fact that the unknown culprit is very likely an S&M fetishist....and so is Eastwood. The detective is profoundly disturbed at the likelihood that he and the killer have the same taste in women; this element of the case is equally troublesome for psychologist Genevieve Bujold, who finds herself attracted to Eastwood. The climax involves the killer's attempting to throw Eastwood off ...
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Overview

Clint Eastwood plays a New Orleans detective determined to track down a serial killer of prostitutes. Complicating matters is the fact that the unknown culprit is very likely an S&M fetishist....and so is Eastwood. The detective is profoundly disturbed at the likelihood that he and the killer have the same taste in women; this element of the case is equally troublesome for psychologist Genevieve Bujold, who finds herself attracted to Eastwood. The climax involves the killer's attempting to throw Eastwood off the track by kidnapping one of the detective's two daughters played quite well by Clint's real-life daughter Alison.
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Special Features

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Sort of a lurid variation on a Dirty Harry movie, Tightrope plumbs darker psycho-sexual depths than the usual mainstream detective film. In a particularly challenging role, Clint Eastwood plays the homicide detective who finds that his "deviant" sexual predilections mirror the ones of the serial killer he is chasing. As Dirty Harry, Eastwood helped to blur the lines between cop and criminal, but this sort of examination of perversity is somewhat unique to his career. Written and directed by the little-known Richard Tuggle (Escape from Alcatraz), the film eventually settles into a more standard crime movie scenario, but it's Eastwood work as the tortured policeman that keeps the film compelling. Cinematographer Bruce Surtees's sleazy vision of New Orleans completes the film's effect. Given its subject matter, Tightrope performed surprisingly well at the box-office.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/2010
  • UPC: 883929107971
  • Original Release: 1984
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:54:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 14,981

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood Wes Block
Geneviève Bujold Beryl Thibodeaux
Dan Hedaya Detective Molinari
Alison Eastwood Amanda Block
Jennifer Beck Penny Block
Rebecca Perle Becky Jacklin
Regina Richardson Sarita
Randi Brooks Jamie Cory
Jamie Rose Melanie Silber
Margaret Howell Judy Harper
Phyllis Huffman
Don K. Lutenbacher Dixie President
Layton Martens Sgt. Surtees
Marco St. John Leander Rolfe
Rebecca Clemons Girl with Whip
Janet MacLachlan Dr. Yarlofsky
Graham Paul Luther
Bill Holliday Police Chief
John Wilmot Medical Examiner
Margie O'Dair Mrs. Holstein
Joy N. Houck Jr. Swap Meet Owner
Stuart Baker-Bergen Blond Surfer
Donald Barber Shorty
Robert Harvey Lonesome Alice
Ron Gural Coroner Dudley
Richard Boyle Dr. Fitzpatrick
Becki Davis Nurse
Lionel Ferbos Plainclothes Gus
Eliott Keener Sandoval
David Valdes Manes
Fritz Manes Valdes
Jonathan Shaw Quono
John Schluter Piazza Cop
Lloyd Nelson Patrolman Restic
David Dahlgren Patrolman Julio
Rod Masterson Patrolman Gallo
Glenn Wright Patrolman Redfish
James Borders Carfano
Technical Credits
Richard Tuggle Director, Screenwriter
Ernie Bishop Set Decoration/Design
Edward C. Carfagno Production Designer
Joel Cox Editor
Clint Eastwood Producer
Jack N. Green Cinematographer
Deborah Hopper Costumes/Costume Designer
Phyllis Huffman Casting
William B. Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Fritz Manes Producer
Lennie Niehaus Score Composer
George Orrison Stunts
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
David Valdes Asst. Director
Wayne Van Horn Stunts
Glenn Wright Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tightrope
1. Skyscape Credits [1:34]
2. Helpful Officer [3:31]
3. Sorry, Girls [2:02]
4. Full Moon Murder [3:50]
5. Getting Involved [3:54]
6. Funny Thing About Cops [5:30]
7. Lookin' for Love [4:17]
8. Dad's Definition [2:30]
9. Up His Alley [4:15]
10. Maybe It Was You [2:51]
11. 120,000 Suspects [5:43]
12. Masked Observer [4:35]
13. Holding Tight [1:25]
14. Closer To Him [3:27]
15. Closer To Her [5:39]
16. Punishing Instructions [3:02]
17. Killer Floats [5:06]
18. What's Ahead [4:15]
19. Tightening Tie Tie [3:29]
20. Night on the Town [:04]
21. Getting to Him [5:03]
22. What's Brewing [3:28]
23. Home Invasion [3:49]
24. Struggle With a Killer [3:43]
25. Struggle With Himself [2:06]
26. No One But Me [3:39]
27. Bingo [1:23]
28. Attacks in the Dark [4:49]
29. Fending Him Off [2:51]
30. Cemetery Clinch [2:19]
31. Railyard Split [2:36]
32. Touch of End Credits [3:27]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Tightrope
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Clint Eastwood - Wes Block
         Geneviève Bujold - Beryl Thibodeaux
         Dan Hedaya - Det. Molinari
         Alison Eastwood - Amanda Block
         Jennifer Beck - Penny Block
         Produced by Clint Eastwood and Fritz Manes
         Written and Directed by Richard Tuggle
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
         Français
      Subtitles
         English
         Español
         Français
         Português
         Japanese
         Chinese
         Thai
         [Cannot Read Credit]
         Subtitles: Off
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