After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer. When he is released again, he assaults the parole officer, steals his car, and returns to a life of crime. Written by
Andrew DeLaVergne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
He's an ex-con. He's got to get a job . . . keep his dignity . . . and still go straight! [Australia Theatrical]
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Did You Know?
Uncredited, Michael Mann
worked on adapting the film's source novel "No Beast So Fierce" by Edward Bunker
for the movie's script . The book later acted as a point of reference for Mann for the Neil McCauley character (played by Robert De Niro
) when Mann later made the movie Heat
(1995). See more
Max tells the parole officer that the hotel room costs $17 per week. However, when he initially starts renting it, he agrees on the price of $18 per week. See more
[Max, Jerry and Carol are enjoying a backyard barbecue. Carol leaves to grab some drinks
Get me outta here. They're killing me. I can't make this scene anymore, get me outta here... You got something, I know you got something...
Yeah, I got something.
Well, let's do it.
Don't you wanna know what it is?
I don't give a damn what it is, let's just do it... What is it?
Bunch of old guys play poker over in a motel out in the valley. They got about twenty thousand dollars on the table. We just tip ...
Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Nora Helms See more