During the 1800s, an American officer who renounces his country during his court-martial is sentenced to sail the seas on American warships without ever setting foot on American soil again or getting news of America.
Desperate to earn money, Harry hooks back up with Joe Easy. The best scene is when they make the final run to cash out a load of furs and they get lost on the way through the forest. The three drive the truck over the mountain to connect with the waiting ship in the harbor. The rocky terrain is a tense journey, until they try to cross the steam. Then it gets really good when they get stuck and have to remove a front tire in the middle of the stream. Harry's arm gets caught under the truck fender, they get loose but can't get up the embankment. There's an OK fist fight and then the trucks load slide off and crushes Joe Easy. That gets Harry & Lynn to the waiting ship. Harry then has guilty remorse and returns with Lynn to the wife and hospitalized son. They reconcile and the Police arrest harry for all his crimes.Lynn heads back to her dead end life at "The Congo Club" Written by
...see Jules Dassin's "Thieves Highway". "The Long Haul" has a couple good moments and some decent acting but for the most part, it is an uninspired rip off of "Thieves Highway." In fact, perhaps the only real value to seeing "The Long Haul" is as a comparison to the much better Dassin film that predates it by 8 years. Mature is pretty good in the film but a decent performance can rarely remedy a poor script and weak film-making. While the black and white photography is very nice to look at and the lighting is acceptable, the camera is not doing any more than relaying the plot. At the end of the day, see "Thieves Highway" - not a perfect movie but one with a soul.
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