Tightrope (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes


Tightrope (1984)




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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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Clint Eastwood
as Det. Wes Block
Geneviève Bujold
as Beryl Thibodeaux
Dan Hedaya
as Det. Molinari
Alison Eastwood
as Amanda Block
Jennifer Rae Beck
as Penny Block
Marco St. John
as Leander Rolfe
Rebecca Perle
as Becky Jacklin
Randi Brooks
as Jamie Cory
Jamie Rose
as Melanie Silber
Margaret Howell
as Judy Harper
Rebecca Clemons
as Girl with Whip
Janet MacLachlan
as Dr. Yarlofsky
Bill Holliday
as Police Chief
John Wilmot
as Medical Examiner
Margie O'Dair
as Mrs. Holstein
Joy N. Houck Jr
as Swap Meet Owner
Stuart Baker-Bergen
as Blond Surfer
Robert Harvey
as Lonesome Alice
Ron Gural
as Coroner Dudley
Layton Martens
as Sgt. Surtees
Richard Boyle
as Dr. Fitzpatrick
Valerie Thibodeaux
as Black Hooker
Lionel Ferbos
as Plainclothes Gus
Eliott Keener
as Sandoval
Don K. Lutenbacher
as Dixie President
George Wood
as Conventioneer
Glenda Byars
as Lucy Davis
John Schluter
as Piazza Cop
Nick Krieger
as Rannigan
Lloyd Nelson
as Patrolman Restic
David Dahlgren
as Patrolman Julio
Rod Masterson
as Patrolman Gallo
Glenn Wright
as Patrolman Redfish
Angela Hill
as Woman Reporter
Ted Saari
as TV News Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Tightrope

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

A surprisingly tightly wound serial killer mystery.

May 4, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Tightrope may appeal to the Dirty Harry fans, with its sex and violence. But it's a lot more ambitious than the Harry movies, and the relationship between Eastwood and Bujold is more interesting than most recent male-female relationships in the movie.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

On an action fan's gut level, I like Eastwood. There's no other star who can pull off tense, John Wayneish moments so well.

July 19, 2019 | Full Review…

A sharp-edged slightly offbeat crime thriller for the masses.

May 6, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Eastwood took a chance at the height of his stardom to play a less-than-heroic cop in this gutsy serial-killer thriller.

August 31, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

Eastwood cria um personagem complexo e interessante, mas os elementos policiais da trama, aliados ao ritmo frouxo da história, prejudicam seus esforços.

February 28, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Tightrope

A dark, stylish, unique and chilling film noir at it`s best. A taunt, well-crafted and superb mystery thriller that takes back to the old school cop films of the 40`s and 50`s. A gripping, disturbingly compelling and first-rate edge of your seat thriller. Clint Eastwood gives one of his finest performances ever.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

Very slow moving, a sort of dark, seediness to it, watchable, but forgettable.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


Watching this flick was a tightrope experience in itself!!!

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

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