Tightrope (1984, Clint Eastwood, Genevieve Bujold)

Tightrope Clint Eastwood

In Tightrope New Orleans cop Wes Block (Clint Eastwood) pursues a serial rapist and murderer whose victims are prostitutes and parlor girls, and who is most likely an S&M fetishist-just like Wes. As the detective confronts the issue of sharing the same kinky tastes with a killer-a point that also troubles his psychologist (Genevieve Bujold), who is attracted to him-the threat gets closer. Wes’s wife abandoned him and his two daughters, and the sex killer becomes determined to throw the cop off his trail by kidnapping one of his daughters (Alison Eastwood, Clint’s real-life daughter).

Tightrope actually marked Clint Eastwood’s daughter Alison Eastwood’s first credited appearance in a film. She has also worked with her father on Absolute Power (1997) and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), as well as Bronco Billy (1980), which was her first film appearance, although she was uncredited as an extra at an orphanage.

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Genevieve Bujold, Jenny Beck, Alison Eastwood, Dan Hedaya, Marco St. John, Rebecca Perle

Director: Richard Tuggle
Producers: Clint Eastwood, Fritz Manes
Director of Photography: Bruce Surtees
Editor: Joel Cox
Composer: Lennie Niehaus
Screenwriter: Richard Tuggle
Production Designer: Edward C. Carfagno

USA / 114 minutes / 1984

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