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?
The meaning of the film's "Straight Time" title refers to the post-prison activities of an ex-convict who is not performing anymore criminal acts, as with the similar expression "Going Straight", it being the title also of a number of other film & TV titles. See more
In the diner, Max orders a ginger ale; the waitress brings him a 7-Up. See more
You know what I'd like to do... Why don't you run me by that hotel we'll check it out.
Yeah, well I'll drive you out there but I'm not gonna rob it for you, you have to do that yourself. I got stomach trouble... no guts.
Referenced in A Cab for Three
Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane
Performed by Harry Dean Stanton See more