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Tightrope

(1984)

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Plot
Wes Block (Clint Eastwood) is a New Orleans police detective on the trail of a vicious killer who has been slaying the prostitutes and massage parlor girls who work the French Quarter. Surprisingly, the murderer and Wes have something in common: they both enjoy the kinky services of the working girls of New Orleans. As he begins to learn more about the killer, he realizes that there are similarities between himself and his quarry. Eastwood's performance is one of his best.

Audio
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Listen as Clint Eastwood speaks candidly about his thoughts on this film including his views on how his Wes Block character is much different than that of Dirty Harry.


Trivia
  • Richard Tuggle, who had written the screenplay for Escape from Alcatraz, wrote the script and made his directorial debut.
  • There were suggestions for the first time that Eastwood would receive an Oscar nomination, and there was some surprise when he didn't.
  • The film marked the debut of Clint's twelve year-old daughter Alison. She is now working as a model.
  • Alison Eastwood was stalked in 1989 by a New Zealander, Mike Joynson, who became obsessed after seeing her in the film.

Cast
Wes Block
Beryl Thibodeaux
Detective Molinari
Amanda Block
Penny Block
Leander Rolfe
Becky Jacklin
Sarita
Jamie Cory
Melanie Silber
Judy Harper
Girl with whip
Dr. Yarlofsky
Luther
Police Chief
Medical Examiner
Mrs. Holstein
Swap meet owner
Blond surfer
Shorty
Lonesome Alice
Coroner Dudley
Dr. Fitzpatrick
Nurse
Gay boy
Black hooker
Plainclothes Gus
Sandoval
Secretary
Manes
Carfagno
Valdes
Quono
Dixie President
Conventioneer
Sam
Lucy Davis
Piazza cop
Rannigan
Patrolman Restic
Patrolman Julio
Patrolman Gallo
Patrolman Redfish
Woman reporter
T.V. News technician
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Clint Eastwood
Genevieve Bujold
Dan Hedaya
Alison Eastwood
Jennifer Beck
Marco St. John
Rebecca Perle
Regina Richardson
Randi Brooks
Jamie Rose
Margaret Howell
Rebecca Clemons
Janet MacLachlan
Graham Paul
Bill Holliday
John Wilmot
Margie O'Dair
Joy N. Houck Jr.
Stuart Baker-Bergen
Donald Barber
Robert Harvey
Ron Gural
Richard Charles Boyle
Becki Davis
Jonathan Sacher
Valerie Thibodeaux
Lionel Ferbos
Eliott Keener
Cary Wilmot Alden
David Valdes
James Borders
Fritz Manes
Jonathan Shaw
Don Lutenbacher
George Wood
Kimberly Georgoulis
Glenda Byers
John Schluter
Nick Krieger
Lloyd Nelson
David Dahlgren
Rod Masterson
Glenn Wright
Angela Hill
Ted Saari

Credits
Producers
 
Director
Screenplay
Director of Photography
Music
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Clint Eastwood
Fritz Manes
Richard Tuggle
Richard Tuggle
Bruce Surtees
Lennie Niehaus


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