Tightrope (1984)

A cop on the edge...

Blu-ray, 1h 54min
Rating: 6.3
Votes: 15170
Languages: English
Country: USA
Director: Richard Tuggle
Writer: Richard Tuggle

Plot outline

New Orleans single dad and cop Wes Block (Clint Eastwood) goes after a serial rapist-killer, but when he gets too close to the target, the hunter suddenly becomes the hunted.

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New Orleans single dad and cop Wes Block (Clint Eastwood) goes after a serial rapist-killer, but when he gets too close to the target, the hunter suddenly becomes the hunted. - Clint Eastwood

Wes Block (Clint Eastwood) is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer whose victims are young and pretty women, that he rapes and murders. The killings are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his daughters are threatened. - Tony Kessen

Divorced Wes Block (Clint Eastwood) is a New Orleans, Louisiana homicide detective who has custody of his two adolescent daughters, Amanda (Alison Eastwood) and Penny (Jenny Beck). Father and daughters have a special bond with each other. Wes' latest case is investigating a series of murders, all of the victims are known or initially unknown sex trade workers who were sexually assaulted before being strangled. At each of the crime scenes is fiber from a red ribbon, which is believed to be the murder weapon. Because of the sexual nature of the murders and the belief that it is a serial killer at work, Rape Services Counselor Beryl Thibodeaux (Geneviève Bujold) insinuates herself into the investigation. After a rocky professional start between the two, Wes and Beryl begin a personal relationship. As Wes gets deeper into the investigation, and as more victims surface, Wes knows that the murderer is following his every move, especially as some of the victims are those with whom Wes has had contact, sometimes intimate contact. As the murderer begins to taunt Wes, Wes fears for Amanda, Penny, and Beryl's safety. As such, solving the case becomes more of a personal vendetta for Wes, as the crimes seem to be a personal vendetta against Wes. - Huggo

New Orleans, Louisiana Detective Wes Block (Clint Eastwood) is leading an investigation into a killer who is raping and murdering women. His enquiries lead him into the seedy side of town where he is no stranger off-duty. All of this contrasts with his home life as a single parent with two young girls. Then on the case, he meets Rape Services Counselor Beryl Thibodeaux (Geneviève Bujold), with whom a relationship possibly offering some normalcy starts to develop. - Jeremy Perkins {J-26}