The Gauntlet (1977)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller

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A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.




  • Sondra Locke in The Gauntlet (1977)
  • Clint Eastwood in The Gauntlet (1977)
  • Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke in The Gauntlet (1977)
  • Mara Corday in The Gauntlet (1977)
  • Clint Eastwood in The Gauntlet (1977)
  • Clint Eastwood in The Gauntlet (1977)

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23 March 2018 | videorama-759-859391
| "Make my bad movie"
Yes, this is a movie that lacks brains, but in this film, there's an admirable quality about it. Again, in not much stretch of acting ability, Eastwood lowers the ranks of Mr Harry Callahan, playing a drunken loser of a cop, Ben Shockley, who becomes a pawn for murder, while transporting a female prisoner (Locke) who is first thought to be a guy, thanks to a name mix up, or could it be he was given the wrong message on grounds that Shockley may of not accepted the job if it was a guy, as this prisoner is a witness to a mob hit, involving crooked cops. But unlike Callahan, Shockley is a guy that obeys his fellow commanders. Trying to keeping Locke and himself, is a dangerous mission, where you have to wait until the end, for the blood to spill, in an overdone shootout in a bus, which in reality, you couldn't survive, Locke coming out of the big bullet holed bus, with hardly a scratch. This low brainer does have some cool moments, where on the surface,. this isn't a badly made actioner, that uses some good locations, and like Eastwood's Phillow Bello. he tackles another cluster of bikies, you do feel sorry for, Eastwood even mentioning his favorite ape's name, while pointing a gun at one of them. Take this, for what it's worth, an entertaining no brained actioner, with it's share of faults, we can dismiss, as we just want to great to get caught up in the stupidity of it all. William Prince is good as the bent cop, with great actor Robert Cavanaugh, as as his squirmy right hand man. Cavanaugh went onto playing the lead baddie again, with Clint, in the messy third Dirty Harry film, while also playing the baddie in the worst Chuck Norris flick, I won't mention. This too, would have to be the worst film, our lead actor/director, ever made.

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