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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). … More
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Critic Reviews for Tightrope
Eastwood took a chance at the height of his stardom to play a less-than-heroic cop in this gutsy serial-killer thriller.
Eastwood cria um personagem complexo e interessante, mas os elementos policiais da trama, aliados ao ritmo frouxo da história, prejudicam seus esforços.
Fine later Eastwood starrer
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.More
I found Tightrope to be a bit grim to be honest. I'm not sure it lived up to its original idea, many of the decisions seemed misguided, made even more obvious by the same old cliches. I'm surprised it was made in 1984, I would have dated it earlier but then it adds fuel to my suspicion that it is a film inspired by the likes of William Friedkin and Paul Schrader but not coming close to either of the pair's greatness. Why Clint Eastwood wanted his own daughter cast in a film like this is beyond me. Dirty Harry indeed!More
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