Directed By: Clint Eastwood Starring: Clint Eastwood

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A tough cop protects a witness from both side of the law and get her to the courthouse for the trial of a lifetime.


Studio Warner
SKU 40203651
UPC 085391108320
UPC 14 00085391108320
Format DVD
Release Date 2/23/2010
Rating Rating
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Editors Note
Note Clint Eastwood plays an alcoholic, dim-witted cop, Ben Shockley, who has to escort an irate prostitute, Gus Mally (Sondra Locke), from Las Vegas to Phoenix so she can testify in a mob trial. Gus immediately warns Ben of the danger that they're in, but he doesn't believe her. He eventually figures out that his superiors want Gus dead and chose him for the job because they thought he'd fail. The two spend most of the film eluding the trigger-happy cops. The banter between Ben and Gus, who initially despise each other, is just as brutal and entertaining as the action set pieces. And when the two finally warm to each other, it's surprisingly effective. Eastwood and Locke made many films together, but THE GAUNTLET features what may be their strongest collaboration. Literal-minded critics may malign the film for its over-the-top explosive action, but it's clear that Eastwood was aware of how outrageous and preposterous the action in the film is. As Jan De Bont would later do with another wildly entertaining and implausible film involving a bus, SPEED, Eastwood here has stripped down the action movie to its bare essence. THE GAUNTLET is a fun ride.
Plot Summary
Summary An alcoholic, rather dim-witted police detective is sent to Las Vegas to extradite a prostitute with mob connections. The routine assignment grows more complicated when the pair is pursued by vengeful gangsters and corrupt cops intent on preventing her testimony. Watch this for Eastwood's performance and an action-packed plot.
USA Today "Clint Eastwood's silliest movie without orangutans is also one of his most enjoyable.." 08/25/1995 p.3D
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Cast & Crew
Sondra Locke - Star
Pat Hingle - Star
Clint Eastwood - Star
William Prince - Star
Allen Smith - Art Director
Robert Daley - Producer
Dennis Shryack - Screenwriter
Jerry Fielding - Composer
Chuck Gaspar - Special Effects
Michael Butler - Screenwriter
Wayne Van Horn - Stunts
Rexford Metz - Cinematographer
Glenn T. Wright - Costume Designer
Ferris Webster - Editor
Joel Cox - Editor
Clint Eastwood - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1977
Catalog ID 11083
UPC 00085391108320
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 111 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
DVD, Widescreen, French, Subtitled, No Longer Produced

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