DIRECTOR: CLINT EASTWOOD
CAST: CLINT EASTWOOD, SONDRA LOCKE, PAT HINGLE
CINEMATOGRAPHY - REXFORD METZ
EDITING - JOEL COX
MUSIC - JERRY FIELDING
In his long and formidable career as a director, Clint Eastwood has made numerous poetic, dark films about the nature of violence. He also made this rip-roaring road picture, a symphony of tangled metal and screwball repartee with Eastwood as a pissed-off, alcoholic cop assigned to escort a tough-as-nails hooker (played by his then-wife, Sondra Locke) from Vegas to Phoenix, where she’s a key witness in a mob trial. The simple trip becomes a death-defying pursuit, culminating in cinema’s ultimate bus hijacking.