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Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his daughters are threatened.

  1. Richard Tuggle

    Director, Screenplay

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  1. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood

    Capt. Wes Block

  2. Geneviève Bujold

    Geneviève Bujold

    Beryl Thibodeaux

  3. Dan Hedaya

    Dan Hedaya

    Det. Molinari

  4. Alison Eastwood

    Alison Eastwood

    Amanda Block

  5. JB

    Jenny Beck

    Penny Block

  6. Marco St. John

    Marco St. John

    Leander Rolfe

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 55m

Budget -

Revenue $48,143,579.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • August 17, 1984
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

The Doppleganger disease.

Tightrope is directed by Richard Tuggle and Clint Eastwood, Tuggle writes the screenplay. It stars Eastwood, Genevieve Bujold, Dan Hedaya, Alison Eastwood and Rod Masterson. Music is by Lennie Niehaus and cinematography by Bruce Surtees.

New Orleans and Detective Wes Block is plunged into a hunt for a rapist serial killer that brings out his own deviant peccadilloes.

One of Eastwood’s best movies also happens to be one of his most under appreciated, the actor challenging himself to explore a darker characterisation than the iconographic ones he was most famed... read the rest.

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