Playing police stooge Ben Shockley, Clint Eastwood sends up his Dirty Harry-ness in this 1977 cop film-action movie-romantic comedy. Ben is assigned to escort tough Vegas hooker Gus Mally (Sondra Locke) to Phoenix for a Mob trial because, he thinks, he always "gets the job done." But corrupt commissioner Blakelock (William Prince) chose alcoholic ...
Playing police stooge Ben Shockley, Clint Eastwood sends up his Dirty Harry-ness in this 1977 cop film-action movie-romantic comedy. Ben is assigned to escort tough Vegas hooker Gus Mally (Sondra Locke) to Phoenix for a Mob trial because, he thinks, he always "gets the job done." But corrupt commissioner Blakelock (William Prince) chose alcoholic Ben precisely because Ben does not get much done at all, and Blakelock has no intention of letting them get to Phoenix alive. Once Gus figures this out and makes Ben see the truth, Ben resolves to prove Blakelock wrong, even if it means surviving car bombs, a house shot to pieces, a helicopter-motorcycle chase, and finally driving an armored bus through a gauntlet formed by scores of shooting cops. Amidst the mayhem, Ben falls in love with the smart-mouthed, college-educated Gus, and she insists on riding out the gauntlet with her Ben. An obedient cop who is not as clever as his female charge, Ben Shockley is the opposite of Eastwood's ultra-capable loner Harry Callahan from the Dirty Harry series, allowing Eastwood to poke fun at his image even as Shockley eventually does get the job done. While the exaggerated action set pieces also parody the Eastwood cop hero's usual invincibility, their efficient, energetic staging still makes them effective; The Gauntlet was another popular success for Eastwood as director as well as star. Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
Clint Eastwood, Robert Barnett, Teddy Bear, Mildred J. Brion, Don Circle. 2008 Run time: 109. HAS THE EARLIER 2008 RELEASE ACTION SCEENE ARTWORK....ITEM IS BRAND NEW! ! ! NO EXCUSES 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE! ! ! ITEM HAS MINOR FRENCH WORDING ON ARTWORK....ALL PURCHASES 100% GUARANTEED! ! ! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! ! !
Douglas Mc Grath, William Prince, Pat Hingle, Sondra Locke, Clint Eastwood. 1999 Run time: 111. * ITEM APPEARS TO HAVE A "CUT/PUNCH OUT' THROUGH THE UPC * Disc(s) have Minimal Scratches-Good. We pack all items in a protected and padded bubble mailer or a box designed to protect your item! Your item deserves more than just some plastic bag!
Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince, Bill McKinney. Fine in fine packaging. Originally released: 1977. Language: English. Run time: 108 mins. (m86) VHS movie is ex-video club copy in excellent cond, with box in excellent cond inside a hard plastic case.
Very good. REFURBISHED media (Disk) with no marks or scratches. Media cartridge, if applicable, appears functional. Packaging may show slight signs of wear as may the cover art, liner notes and inserts. Ultaviolet Digital Copy Code, if applicable, is not Valid/Available.