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.
Our man Clint got another peek at San Francisco as Frank Morris, the legendary criminal who is believed to have been one of only three men who, well, escaped from Alcatraz. While it's pretty low-budget, the movie is quite authentic and was filmed at the actual prison. Eastwood is dour and gruff, yet he's quite engaging as the unlikely hero. And while a few things have been obviously upped for drama's sake, the movie is still quite good on the whole, and definitely worth a look for any fan of history.