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Gauntlet, The (1977)

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Clint Eastwood directs and stars as discredited down-on-his-luck alcoholic cop Ben Shockley, who is escorting prostitute Sondra Locke from Las Vegas to a trial in Phoenix, Arizona, to testify against senior police officers.

With mobsters and corrupt police officials trying to stop them, the shoot-outs prove less engaging than the mismatched couple’s smart-talking infighting, and Eastwood selflessly highlights his then-girlfriend Locke’s acting range with understanding.

Eastwood also blurs the line between law enforcement and the way the Mob conducts its business to provide extra food for thought in a compelling and well-paced tale.

Ben Shockley
Clint Eastwood
Gus Mally
Sondra Locke
Josephson
Pat Hingle
Blakelock
William Prince
Constable
Bill McKinney
Feyderspiel
Michael Cavanaugh
Waitress
Carole Cook
Jail matron
Mara Corday
Bookie
Doug McGrath
Desk sergeant
Jeff Morris

Director
Clint Eastwood

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