The Gauntlet

1977 • 109 minutes
4.3
67 reviews
74%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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Phoenix cop Ben Shockley's dream of breaking "the big case" has faded over time. His assignment to escort from Las Vegas "a nothing witness for a nothing trial" seems like another meaningless exercise. Until the fireworks start. Clint Eastwood runs The Gauntlet into an explosive movie embodying its title with a vengeance. The witness is a hardened hooker (Sondra Locke) whom everyone -- including Vegas oddsmakers -- wants dead. Trapped between both sides of the law, the two must survive an obstacle course of raging gunfire, blazing cars, swooping helicopters, murderous ambushes, crazed bikers and crooked police. Building to a ferocious finale that shoots an armored bus to smithereens with more than 8,000 bullets, The Gauntlet is a trip you can't miss.
MPAA Rating: R (c) 1977 Warner Bros. Inc.
4.3
67 reviews
Mike Ankener
April 9, 2016
I thought this was a "Dirty Harry" movie, but after a long overdue second look, I realized this was a different character. Still one of Clint Eastwood's best cop movies, in my opinion.
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Mike Peterson
August 4, 2016
He is One-O-Best Actors there is/are. Grand Film, story, grand hardened buss, all good with exception of SL just as always is lacking in most things. Enough said. Mic Cl;-)~ Ririe, ID USA
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Cheryl Kathrein-Zeis
December 9, 2016
Don't care what anyone else says, this is one of his best and one of my all time faves!
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