Ben Shockley, an alcoholic cop from Phoenix, is given the task to escort witness Augustina “Gus” Mally from Las Vegas. His superior, Commissioner E.A. Blakelock, says she is a “nothing witness” for a “nothing trial.” Mally protests that they are both set up to be killed in a hit, which a jaded Shockley doubts.
Mally reveals herself to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and is in possession of incriminating information concerning a high figure in society.
A film that is as absurd as it’s metaphor ‘the little guy can beat the corrupt system’ One of Clint’s best.
“The Gauntlet” is fast, furious, and funny. It tells a cheerfully preposterous story with great energy and a lot of style, and nobody seems more at home in this sort of action movie than Eastwood. He plays a cop again, but this time he’s on his own…
1977, American action thriller film directed by Clint Eastwood, who stars alongside the late Sondra Locke. (ex-wife) The film’s supporting cast includes Pat Hingle, William Prince, Bill McKinney, and Mara Corday.
The Gauntlet grossed $35.4 million at the box office, making it the 14th highest-grossing film of 1977