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?
When Dustin Hoffman
decided not to direct the picture, he gave the job to friend Ulu Grosbard
in order to devote the whole of his time and attention to acting the complex lead role of Max Denbo. See more
The movie poster and DVD cover show Max Dembo walking down a street wearing a partially zipped jacket looking for a place to live after his first meeting his parole officer, Earl Frank. The photo shows the lower half of a pistol sticking out of his jacket, when no gun was visible in the movie scene (at 10:44). 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.
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Norma Green
(as Norma Helms) See more