MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 59,305 this week

Way Out (1967)

 -  Drama  -  25 October 1967 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 44 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 6 critic

Story of two men who become heroin addicts, what they must do to support their habit and how it affects their lives.

Writers:

(play), , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 829 titles
created 29 May 2011
 
W
a list of 692 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 600 titles
created 14 Mar 2013
 
a list of 137 titles
created 24 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Way Out" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Way Out (1967)

Way Out (1967) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Way Out.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Love Commune (1970)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Robert J. Emery
Stars: Toni Ceo, Jim Coursar, Paul Elliot
Dinosaurus! (1960)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population. Freed from his watery tomb, as well, is a very friendly Neanderthal ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Stars: Ward Ramsey, Paul Lukather, Kristina Hanson
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The Americans and the Russians each have a two-person base on the moon. The Americans have had to keep replacing their astronaut teams because they quickly go crazy; they have been using ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Connie Stevens, Robert Morley
Certificate: GP Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace, including the local hippies, kittens, and bowlers.

Director: Larry Hagman
Stars: Robert Walker Jr., Gwynne Gilford, Richard Stahl
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A small town boy heads for the lights of the big city and discovers the delights of hard liquor and fast women. Ere long, he becomes an addict, a dope peddler and a shop-lifter to obtain ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Edwards, Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Stars: Noel Reyburn, Ethel Barrett, Jerry Franks
Blue Collar (1978)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto
Time Masters (1982)
Animation | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets. Calling for help, Piel's father's friend Jaffar keeps contact with the kid ... See full summary »

Director: René Laloux
Stars: Jean Valmont, Michel Elias, Frédéric Legros
The Blob (1988)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

Director: Chuck Russell
Stars: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franklin Rodríguez ...
Frankie (as Frank Rodriguez)
Sharyn Jimenez ...
Anita
Jerry Rutkin ...
Jerry
Starr Ruiz ...
Stella
Gilbert Mesa ...
Fats
Cecil White ...
Che Che
Louis Colon ...
Louie
Rudy Rosado ...
Rudy
John Gimenez ...
Pop
Eddie James ...
Harlem Man
Naomi Pérez ...
Anita's Mother
Eric Hutson ...
Narco
J.R. Hilton ...
Snuffy
Norman Yager ...
Pusher
Chuck Painter ...
Policeman
Edit

Storyline

Story of two men who become heroin addicts, what they must do to support their habit and how it affects their lives.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Wild World of the Drug Addict. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 October 1967 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

All of the principal actors - none of whom are professionals - are themselves former heroin addicts. See more »

Soundtracks

Lament
Written by John Gimenez
Sung by Roy Hamilton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not So "Bad"
26 November 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better films I've seen about drug addiction, at least from the POV of the confirmed addict. It sadly doesn't show what makes one get into it the first place (if everyone who smoked pot became heroin users, as this film professes, there would be tens of millions of heroin users in this country). In fact, we see an intelligent, sane guy suddenly shoot up one day with his friend, a heroin addict. His friend never pressured him, and the guy could clearly see how messed up it makes one, so why would a smart guy do that? Stuff like that drives me crazy. Still, the acting, all by real-life former junkies, is pitch perfect, and it's refreshing to see a film from that era from the POV of Latin Americans. There's actually some fun stuff in this too, like the planning of a robbery of a jewelry store. In fact, the robbery sequences and the narration make me wonder if Gus Van Sant didn't take a few tips from this film when making 'Drugstore Cowboy'.

This film was released on DVD on the 'Something Weird' label, but despite the blatant 'I found Jesus' ending (which I actually found affirming despite how squeamish I usually get from religious message movies) it isn't camp or 'bad'. In fact, I'd hold it up there with the other good anti-drug movies from that era like 'A Hatful of Rain' and 'Sweet Love Bitter'.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Way Out (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?