The Gauntlet


1h 54m 1977

Brief Synopsis

Ben Shockley, a mediocre, alcoholic cop gets assigned to escort a tough Vegas hooker to a Mob trial, only to find out that various parties, including the commissioner who assigned him to the case, don't expect them to make it there alive.

Film Details

Also Known As
Gauntlet, Hetsjakten
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
1977
Production Company
Malpaso Productions; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Ben Shockley, a mediocre, alcoholic cop gets assigned to escort a tough Vegas hooker to a Mob trial, only to find out that various parties, including the commissioner who assigned him to the case, don't expect them to make it there alive.

Film Details

Also Known As
Gauntlet, Hetsjakten
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
1977
Production Company
Malpaso Productions; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Nag, nag, nag.
- Ben Shockley

Trivia

'McQueen, Steve' and Barbra Streisand were tentatively cast, but the two did not get along. Clint Eastwood later took over production after McQueen backed out.

The "capitol building" used in the climax of the film is actually Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix.

The yellow passenger jet at McCarran Airport is from the now-defunct airline Hughes Airwest, a.k.a. "The Flying Banana."

The cave that Eastwood and Locke spend the night in, is actually a landmark called "Hole in the Rock" in Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona.

More than 8,000 rounds were used for the climactic shootout scene.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 1977

Released in USA on video.

Released in United States Winter December 1977