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Gauntlet, The (1977)  link to Gauntlet, The on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1444

poster Gauntlet, The

IMDb Rating:
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6.4/10 (19369 votes)

Country: USA, 109 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Crime

Director(s): Clint Eastwood

Video Codec: Unknown

In Phoenix, the alcoholic and mediocre detective Ben Shockley is assigned by the Chief Commissary Blakelock to bring the witness Gus Mally from Las Vegas for a minor trial. Shockley travels to Vegas and finds that Gus Mally is an aggressive and intelligent prostitute with a college degree and she tells him that the odds are against her showing up in court. Shockley learns that she will actually testify against a powerful mobster and the mafia is chasing them trying to kill them both. He calls Blakelock and request a police escort from Phoenix to protect them. But soon he discovers that someone is betraying him in the police department. Now, Shockley and Malley hijack a bus and Shockley welds thick steel plates and transforms the cabin in an armored bus trying to reach the Forum. But they will need to drive through a gauntlet of police officers armed with heavy weapons.



photo Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Ben Shockley
photo Sondra Locke Sondra Locke Gus Mally
photo Pat Hingle Pat Hingle Josephson
photo William Prince William Prince Blakelock
photo Bill McKinney Bill McKinney Constable

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.55:1