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A conscientious attorney who is a member of the State Parole Board, finds his own son, using an alias, up for parole and makes the decision to cast the approving vote. This turns out to cause many problems for the family while on vacation, and the father has to make another hard decision. Written by
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Mostly good but spoiled by inconsistent writing towards the end.
There is a lot to like in "Don't Turn 'em Loose" and that is why it was so frustrating when the film seemed to lose its way towards the end of the film. It's really a shame, as up until then it was awfully good.
When the film begins, a real scum-bag, Bat Williams (Bruce Cabot), manages to fool the stupid parole board into releasing him. Soon, he's on a crime spree--killing and stealing. Heck, he even kills his friends he's so mean. However, the creep hides a secret life--a nice family who thinks he's been out of the country working when he was instead in prison. They don't realize just how horrid he is. Eventually, Williams ends up in prison again and once again the board is more than willing to let him out again--but this time there is a twist--his father is on the board. While this is a neat twist, what follows really disappoints. It's a shame, as Cabot was wonderful as this sick creep but the ending just made me cringe it was so ridiculous and hard to fathom.
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