Tightrope would rank among the best of the Dirty Harry movies, if only Clint Eastwood was playing Harry in the film. Instead, Eastwood is a deeply troubled cop in New Orleans, tasked with taking down a serial killer who ends up threatening his daughters as well. The killer is really twisted (we're talking lady-in-washing-machine), and Eastwood begins to realize they may not be so different. The ending is really muddy and inconclusive, but overall this is a fairly gripping thriller and one of Eastwood's better flicks.