Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) Filming Locations

Location #1: Church


In Hobson, Montana, United States

Note from the Webmaster: Don't look for it: it has been torn down in the early 1980s.

Location #2: Pete’s Used Cars


Near 1st Street Southeast, Choteau, Montana, United States

Location #3: Gas station


427 Central Avenue West, Great Falls, Montana, United States

Location #4: Intermountain


326 1st Avenue South, Great Falls, Montana, United States

Location #5: Motel


At 300 River Drive North, Great Falls, Montana, United States

4 thoughts on “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) Filming Locations

    1. Dan

      No. That was The 10th Avenue Drive-In Theatre. There is now a Holiday Inn on that site. Sadly, all three drive-in theaters in Great Falls have been demolished. Spent many nights there as a youngster.

  1. Janet

    I was looking for the schoolhouse on I-15 near exit 240, but did not see the exit number on the map. Got this info from one of the movie websites. There are a couple of old schools heading towatd Lima, MT. I hope they dont tear those down. Also, the Calf A in Dell is an old schoolhouse. They have great burgers! My father n law lives in Lima. I live i Alabama.

  2. Bill Dean

    This is a great guide to “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.” I would really like to find the location of one scene that’s not mentioned — the movie’s final shot, which shows the Cadillac driving off amid amazing scenery after Lightfoot nods off, and the music and final credits start. I believe this is somewhere on I-15, possibly near Tower Rock State Park, but I’m not sure. I’m also not sure which direction they’re heading. I’m hoping to visit soon the area soon and would love to find this spot. Thanks much.


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