Tightrope (1984)




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Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Tuggle
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 2, 2003
Warner Home Video


as Det. Wes Block

as Beryl Thibodeaux

as Det. Molinari

as Amanda Block

as Penny Block

as Leander Rolfe

as Becky Jacklin

as Jamie Cory

as Melanie Silber

as Judy Harper

as Girl with Whip

as Dr. Yarlofsky

as Police Chief

as Medical Examiner

as Mrs. Holstein

as Blond Surfer

as Lonesome Alice

as Swap Meet Owner

as Coroner Dudley

as Sgt. Surtees

as Dr. Fitzpatrick

as Black Hooker

as Plainclothes Gus

as Sandoval

as Dixie President

as Conventioneer

as Lucy Davis

as Piazza Cop

as Rannigan

as Patrolman Restic

as Patrolman Julio

as Patrolman Gallo

as Patrolman Redfish

as Woman Reporter

as TV News Reporter

as Penny Block

as Penny Block

as Conventioneer
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Critic Reviews for Tightrope

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | March 31, 2008
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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
Fantastica Daily

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

Super Reviewer

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

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


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

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

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