Clint Eastwood
Title Index Movie Release Year Genre Plot
Any Which Way You Can 375 1980 Comedy <i>… it’ll knock you out!</i><br><br> They're back. Philo Beddoe, the easygoing truck driver and bare-knuckle brawler, and his 165-pound orangutan friend Clyde get into more mischief in this faster and funnier sequel to <I>Every Which Way But Loose</I>.<br><br> Clint Eastwood stars again as Philo, now thinking he'll "retire" from fighting. But a new contender lures him back- and mobsters kidnap Philo's girl (Sondra Locke) to ensure he'll turn up for the showdown.<br><br> Ruth Gordon as Ma, Geofrrey Lewis as Orville and those hapless motorcycle morons called the Black Widows all return in fine form. Songs by Glen Campbell, Jim Stafford and Snuff Garrett make up a tuneful country score, including an Eastwood/Ray Charles duet on "Beers to You." As ever, Clyde steals the show, particularly in a courtship scene with the lady orangutan of his dreams. <I>Any Which Way You Can</I>, and you'll be entertained.
Blood Work 1498 2002 <i>"Two Thumbs Up!" -Ebert and Roper</i><br /><br /> FBI profiler Terry McCaleb almost always gets to the heart of a case. This time, that heart beats inside him. He's a cardiac patient who received a murder victim's heart. And the donor's sister asks him to make good on his second chance by finding the killer. That's just the first of many twists in a smart, gritty suspense thriller that's "vintage Eastwood: swift, surprising and very, very exciting" (Jim Svedja, <I>KNX/CBS Radio</i>).<br><br> Clint Eastwood produces, directs and stars in this edgy acclaimed mystery based on Michael Connelly's novel and scripted by Brian Helgeland (<I>L.A. Confidential</I>). With a superb cast brought to a hard boil playing characters to quicken your pulse and hold you spellbound, <I>Blood Work</I> works exceptionally well.
Bridges Of Madison County, The 707 1995 Drama; Romance World-traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid and Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson aren't looking to turn their lives upside down. Each is at a point in life where expectations are behind them. Yet four days after meeting, they won't want to lose the love they've found. Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood bring blazing starpower and powerful conviction to the beloved characters of Robert James Waller's rhapsodic bestseller of love, choice and consequence. With luck, a love like this happens to some of us sooner or later. For Robert and Francesca, it was later. And it was glorious.
Bronco Billy 112 1980 Drama <i>"Eastwood's warmest and most memorable character." -Janet Maslin, THE NEW YORK TIMES</i><br><br> Ask Clint Eastwood to select personal favorites among his movies and you might be surprised by one choice. "It's an old-fashioned theme," Eastwood says. "But if, as a film director, I ever wanted to say something, you'll find it in <I>Bronco Billy</I>".<br><br> "One of the funniest and most touching films you'll see this or any year" (Rona Barrett, ABC-TV) casts him as the ace sharpshooter and head of a modern Wild West tent show. Life's been hard for Billy and his ragtag troupe. But their luck might change -- in the unlikely person of a highfalutin society dame (Sondra Locke). You may already have a favorite Eastwood role. Watch <I>Bronco Billy</I> and chances are you'll have another.
Coogan's Bluff 437 1968 Action; Crime; Drama Coogan, an Arizona cop, is sent to New York to collect a prisoner. Everyone in New York assumes Coogan is from Texas...
Dirty Harry 611 1971 Action; Crime; Mystery <i>Detective Harry Callahan. He doesn't break murder cases. He smashes them.</i><br /><br /> Harry Callahan is a tough, streetwise San Francisco cop whom they call Dirty Harry. In this action classic, you'll see why-and also why Clint Eastwood's reputation as a premier film star and moviemaker is secure.<br><br> A rooftop sniper (Andy Robinson) calling himself Scorpio has killed twice and holds the city ransom with the threat of killing again. Harry will nail him one way or the other-no matter what the "system" prescribes.<br><br> Filming on location, director Don Siegel made the City by the Bay a vital part of <I>Dirty Harry</I>, a practice continued in its four sequels. The original remains one of the most gripping police thrillers ever made.
Eiger Sanction, The 935 1975 Action; Thriller Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this international intrigue action thriller that takes place on the Swiss Alps.<br> Hemlock, a retired professional assassin (Eastwood), who has turned toward the calmer pursuit of art collection, is suddenly forced out of retirement to hunt a deadly double agent who murdered a close friend. The hunt takes Eastwood on a breathtaking journey up the Swiss Alps with a team of mountain climbers--one of whom is the man he seeks, though his identity is as yet unknown.
Escape From Alcatraz 86 1979 Crime; Drama Superstar Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel re-team for their fifth film in this fascinating account of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 Years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud, was only broken once - by three men never heard of again.<br> Eastwood portrays Frank Morris, the cunning bank robber who masterminded the elaborately detailed and, as far as anyone knows, ultimately successful, escape. Patrick McGoohan is superb counterpoint as the suspicious warden. Filmed on location in Alcatraz, this gritty and realistic reenactment of the true story has all the power one expects of an Eastwood/Siegel movie.
Every Which Way But Loose 377 1978 Comedy <i>Clint meets Clyde in an All-Time Comedy Smash.</i><br><br> Philo Beddoe is your regular, easygoing, truck-driving guy. He's also the best barroom brawler west of the Rockies. And he lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. Like other guys, Philo finally falls in love - with a flighty singer who leads him on a screwball chase across the American Southwest. Nothing's in the way except a motorcycle gang, two sneaky off-duty cops and legendary brawler Tank Murdock.<br><Br> <I>Every Which Way But Loose</I> was a change of pace for Clint Eastwood- and it proved to be one of his most popular films. With a soaring country score and a solid supporting cast including Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, Beverly D'Angelo and the great Ruth Gordon, it's in every which possible a grand time for all.
Firefox 1497 1982 Action; Thriller; Sci-Fi It rips through the skies at six times the speed of sound, is invisible to radar and spits death - launching and guiding missiles purely by the pilot's thoughts. It's the MIG-31, the most devastating war machine ever built, code name <I>Firefox</I>. But <I>Firefox</I> belongs to the Russians. To maintain the balance of world power, the West must steal it. Clint Eastwood directs and stars as ace U.S. pilot Mitchell Gant, the man for the job.<br><br> <I>Firefox</I> delivers a unique payload of nail-biting suspense and effects pyrotechnics. Special Visual Effects Producer John Dykstra won an Oscar for <I>Star Wars</I> - and his work on <I>Firefox</I> is in that out-of-this-world class. Join Eastwood in the cockpit and soar!
Fistful Of Dollars, A 605 1964 Western <i>"First-class western bravado!" - The New York Times</i><br /><br /> Clint Eastwood's legendary "Man With No Name" makes his powerful debut in this thrilling, action-packed "new breed of western" (Motion Picture Herald) from the acclaimed director of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly and For A Few Dollars More. Exploding with blistering shoot-outs, dynamic performances and atmospheric cinematography, it's an undisputed classic of the genre.<br> A mysterious gunman has just arrived in San Miguel, a grim, dusty border town where two rival bands of smugglers are terrorizing the impoverished citizens. A master of the "quick-draw," the stranger soon receives offers of employment from each gang. But his loyalty cannot be bought; he accepts both jobs…and sets in motion a plan to destroy both jobs…and sets in motion a plan to destroy both groups of criminals, pitting one against the other in a series of brilliantly orchestrated set-ups, showdowns and deadly confrontations.
For A Few Dollars More 606 1965 Western Eastwood is a keen-eyed, quick-witted bounty hunter on the bloody trail of Indio, the territory's most treacherous bandit. But his ruthless rival, Colonel Mortimer, is determined to bring Indio in first...dead or alive! Failing to capture their prey--or eliminate each other--the two are left with only one option: team up, or face certain death at the hands of Indio and his band of murderous outlaws.
Good the Bad and the Ugly, The 608 1966 Western <i>For Three Men The Civil War Wasn't Hell. It Was Practice!</i><br /><br /> By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever mounted, The Good The Bad And The Ugly is an engrossing actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Clint Eastwood returns as the "Man With No Name," this time teaming with two gunslingers to pursue a cache of $20,000-and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way.
Hang 'em High 607 1967 Western <i>Eastwood is Judge, Jury, and Executioner!</i><br /><br /> A band of vigilantes catch Jed Cooper and, incorrectly believing him guilty of cattle rustling and murder, hang him and leave him for dead. But he doesn't die. He returns to his former profession of lawman to hunt down his lynchers and bring them to justice.
Heartbreak Ridge 612 1986 Comedy; Drama; War <i>"Pure entertainment! Eastwood's best performance since <I>Dirty Harry</I>." --Mike Clark, USA TODAY</i><br /><br /> There are no wars to fight. But Gunnery Sgt. Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood), a dog-faced relic of past wars, still has a lot of fight in him.<br><br> Besides playing "Gunny," Eastwood also directs and produces this tale of a Marine Corp lifer who, starting his last tour of duty before retirement, sees the bumpy road his life has taken become more complicated, due to feisty recruits (Mario Van Peebles among them), by-the-book officers and a salty ex-wife (Marsha Mason) to whom he's still attracted. Take the ridge- <I>Heartbreak Ridge</I>- and get a vivid, rough-and-ready entertainment from a top artist in top form.
High Plains Drifter 609 1973 Western; Drama; Thriller <i>They'd never forget the day he drifted into town.</i><br /><br /> Clint Eastwood's second film as director, High Plains Drifter returns the actor to his familiar scene of the Old West and his familiar role of "The Man With No Name." Eastwood portrays a mysterious stranger who emerges out of the heat waves of the desert and rides into the guilt-ridden town of Lago. After committing three murders and one rape in the first 20 minutes, The Stranger is hired by the town to protect it from the three gunmen just out of jail. The Stranger then paints the town bright red, and renames it "Hell'" and supplies Devine retribution in a fiery climax.
Joe Kidd 588 1972 Western Joe Kidd, which concerns a land war in New Mexico at the turn of the century, marks Clint Eastwood at the top of his form as a western hero. Filmed in 1971, the classic backdrop of the High Sierras, the top-notch acting skills of Robert Duvall and the rugged Eastwood as a "hired gun" who takes action based on his own particular sense of justice. And like a very classic western, it has gunfights, conflicts, and a slam-bang finale which has a locomotive being driven through a saloon where the bad guys are hiding.
Magnum Force 934 1973 Crime; Drama; Thriller <i>"Undeniably Exciting and Stunningly Well Put Together." -Clive Hirschhorn, The Warner Bros. Story</i><br /><br /> Underworld figures are being murdered all over San Francisco. One by one, criminals who have eluded prosecution are getting the justice they deserve, justice you'd think Detective Harry Callahan might approve of with a tight-lipped smile. But if you think so, you've misjudged Harry - and so have the killers.<BR><BR> Written by future directors John Milius and Michael Cimino, this <I>Dirty Harry</I> sequel stars Clint Eastwood in his signature role of Callahan, here facing an unexpected kind of lawbreaker: one who carries a badge. Sharpshooting rookie motorcycle policemen have turned vigilante. Their real enemy is the system. But the system is what Harry is sworn to protect. And he does - with <I>Magnum Force</I>.
Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil 973 1997 Crime; Drama; Mystery <i>Welcome to Savannah, Georgia. A city of hot nights and cold-blooded murder.</i><br /><br /> The most important party of the Savannah Christmas season ends with a bang! When affable host Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey) shoots a man to death. The party is over, the mystery begins. Director Clint Eastwood weaves murder, mystery and voodoo into a suptuous adaptation of the John Berendt bestseller based on true events. Spacey and John Cusack as a journalist drawn to Savannah's decadence and eccentrics lead a nimble cast that includes Jack Thompson, Alison Eastwood and The Lady Chablis. For "one of te best American films of the year," rendezvous at Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Million Dollar Baby 797 2004 Drama "I DON'T TRAIN GIRLS", trainer Frankie Dunn growls. But something's different about the spirited boxing hopeful who shows up daily at Dunn's gym. All she wants is a fighting chance. <bR><bR> <b>Clint Eastwood</b> plays Dunn and directs, produces and composes music for this acclaimed, multi-award-winning tale of heart, hope and family. <b>Hilary Swank</b> plays resilient Maggie, determined not to abandon her one dream. And <b>Morgan Freeman</b> is Scrap, gym caretaker and counterpoint to Dunn's crustiness. Grab your dreams and come out swinging. <i>Million Dollar Baby</i> is an absolute knockout.
Outlaw Josey Wales, The 614 1976 Western; Drama As <I>The Outlaw Josey Wales</I>, Clint Eastwood is ideal as a wary, fast drawing loner, akin to the "Man With No Name" from his European Westerns. But unlike that other mythic outlaw, Josey Wales has a name - and a heart.<br><br> The heart opens up as the action unfolds. After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of killers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected. <I>Time</I> called it one of 1976's best movies. Over time, <I>The Outlaw Josey Wales</I> has secured a placed as one of the top Westerns ever.
Paint Your Wagon 376 1969 Western A raucous western comedy, <I>Paint Your Wagon</I> is punctuated with a classic Lerner and Loewe musical score, including "They Call The Wind Maria" and "I Talk To The Trees."<br><br> The story of a gold mining boomtown full of brawny men center on the work-and-play partnership of Ben and Pardner (Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood) and the delicate wife they share (Jean Seberg).
Pale Rider 933 1985 Western <i>..and hell followed him.</i><br /><br /> After corporate mining boss Coy LaHood (Richard Dysart) begins a campaign of terror to drive independent pan miners out of the area, a nameless stranger called Preacher (Eastwood) rides into the underdogs' camp. He becomes their avenger. The tycoon then hires a badge-wearing killer and his duster-shrouded deputies, men loyal to whomever pays the most. LaHood pays gold. But in a climactic shootout to remember, Preacher pays in lead.
Perfect World, A 679 1993 Crime; Drama; Thriller Double Academy Award® winners Kevin Costner and Clint Eastwood confront each other from opposite sides of the law in <I>A Perfect World</I>, an acclaimed, multilayered manhunt saga (directed by Eastwood) that rumbles down Texas backroads toward a harrowing collision with fate.<br><br> Costner plays Butch Haynes, a hardened prison escapee on the lam with a young hostage (T.J. Lowther in a remarkable film debut) who sees in Butch the father figure he never had. Eastwood is wily Texas Ranger Red Garnett, leading deputies and a criminologist (Laura Dern) in a statewide pursuit. Red knows every road and pothole in the Panhandle. What's more, he knows the elusive Haynes - because their paths have crossed before.
Pink Cadillac 996 1989 Action; Comedy; Drama <i>It takes a real man to bring in a lady in a pink Cadillac.</i><br /><br /> Jump bail and skip-tracer Tom Nowak (Clint Eastwood) will nail you before the ink on your fake ID dries. He always gets his man. But will he also get his woman (Bernadette Peters)-especially one with an infant in her arms, a quarter-million in the trunk of a stolen '59 Caddy and gun-toting goons on her trail? <Br><BR> In Eastwood's wily hands, Nowak is a master of disguise who becomes a radio DJ, a rodeo clown or a Vegas-style huckster to nail his target. As Nowak's frisky quarry Lou Ann, Peters easily nabs her leading man's heart. Supporting players Geoffrey Lewis, William Hickey and future superstar Jim Carrey (briefly seen as a Reno lounge entertainer) also help make this action comedy vehicle a sure-handler.
Rookie, The 936 1990 Biography; Drama; Family; Sport <i>"Tough and gritty. Fires with a full clip. Eastwood and Sheen are terrific together." - Jeffrey Lyons, WCBS-AM & WPIX-TV/ New York</i><br /><br /> Packing years of experience and a .45 automatic, LAPD Detective Nick Pulovki figures he's got all the help he needs. He's also got all the help he doesn't need. His new partner is <I>The Rookie</I>.<br><br> Director/star Clint Eastwood is Pulovski. Charlie Sheen is the by the book newcomer. Each reluctantly relies on the other to stop a killer-elite gang of auto thieves. Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, Lara Flynn Boyle and Tom Skeritt co-star with "the most spectacular action sequences Eastwood has ever filmed" (Dave Kehr, <I>Chicago Tribune</I>). A freeway becomes an 80-mph bumper car game. A barrio bar busts open like a giant pinata. The two drive through a wall to escape an exploding building... five stories up. Fasten your seat belt.
Space Cowboys 378 2000 Adventure; Sci-Fi They trained body and mind for America's leap into space. When the moment came, the brash flyboys of Team Daedalus were replaced. Now, 40 years later, another moment has come. And this time, it's all theirs.<br><br> Directing for the 22nd time and starring for the 42nd, Clint Eastwood leads a stellar cast into orbit in this exhilarating high-tech adventure. Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner join him as old-school test pilots whose grasp of outdated technology makes them the only ones able to repair a primitive, deorbiting Russian satellite that imperils Earth. Strap in for "some of the rightest stuff around" (<I>The Wall Street Journal</I>). With an irresistible payload of heart, humor and heroics, <I>Space Cowboys</I> is all-systems-go.
Sudden Impact 440 1983 Action; Crime; Drama; Thriller A rape victim is exacting revenge on her agressors in a small town outside San Francisco. Dirty Harry, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.
The Enforcer 438 1976 Action; Crime; Drama; Thriller Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with.
Two Mules For Sister Sara 441 1970 Comedy; War; Western Set in Mexico, a nun called Sara is rescued from three cowboys by Hogan, who is on his way to do some reconnaissance...
Unforgiven 610 1992 Western; Drama Clint Eastwood's film Unforgiven is an exciting modern classic that rode off with four 1992 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director. "The movie summarized everything I feel about the Western," Eastwood told the Los Angeles Times. "The moral is the concern with gunplay." Eastwood and Morgan Freeman play retired, down-on-their-luck outlaws who pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey. Richard Harris is an ill-fated interloper, a colorful killer-for-hire called English Bob. Best Supporting Actor winner Gene Hackman is the sly and brutal local sheriff whose brand of law enforcement ranges from unconventional to ruthless. Big trouble is coming to Big Whiskey.
Where Eagles Dare 684 1968 Action; Adventure; War <i>Clint Eastwood Collection</i><br><br> The mission is clear. Get in. Get the general. Get out. Commandos charged with freeing a U.S. general from an Alpine fortress should also be told to trust nothing - including the search-and-rescue orders just issued.<br><br> Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood go <I>Where Eagles Dare</I> in this twisty World War II thriller written by action master Alistair MacLean (<I>The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra</I>) and directed by Brian G. Hutton (<I>Kelly's Heroes</I>). Known for fiery dramatic roles, Burton ventures into the realm of movie pyrotechnics with dynamic efficiency. And Eastwood's cool-fire presence heightens one searing action sequence after another. The film became Eastwood's then-largest hit and its studio's #1 moneymaker of the year.

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