Clint Eastwood is a bankrobber running into car thief Jeff Bridges. Arthur Kennedy and Geoffrey Lewis are former partners of Eastwood, looking for the money from a previous robbery. The money seems to be lost so they all decide to rob the same bank a second time.
Michael Cimino's debut as a director is a mix of road movie and heist film. It's very much an American film, a bit John Ford, the characters almost lost in the wide open spaces. Basically, it's just about a silly bank heist, but the movie shows the difference between a hack and a real artist, with Cimino going for the small details. An extra bonus is the sight of Bridges in drag!
The ending goes in a darker direction, and the final image is strangely similar to the one in American Heart.