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On the Yard (1978)

R | | Drama | 27 April 1979 (USA)
In prison, one prisoner buys some smokes from another. Then he admits he can't pay for it and becomes indebted to him and the interest is rising daily.

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Juleson
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Chilly
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Red
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Nunn
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Morris
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Blake
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Stick
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Warden (as Thomas Toner)
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Manning
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Psychiatrist
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Tate
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Luther
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Olson
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In prison, one prisoner buys some smokes from another. Then he admits he can't pay for it and becomes indebted to him and the interest is rising daily.

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"Get me out before they kill me!" See more »

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Good prison drama
2 August 2003 | by (Orpington, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this film recently on TV - shown in the early hours of the morning. It's an above average prison drama, with excellent performances - especially by John Heard, Ron Faber (Manning, the first time offender), Lane Smith and Mike Kellin; the latter was especially good. I've also read the original novel, which is far tougher (the ascent in the balloon caused a large fire, with many dead). The author has himself served several sentences in the 1950s, so I'm wondering if conditions portrayed in prison are really up to date. All in all, well worth a viewing.


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