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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
Richard Bright ...
Nunn
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Morris
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Blake
Richard Hayes ...
Stick
Hector Troy ...
Gasolino
Richard Jamieson ...
Carpenter
Tom Toner ...
Warden (as Thomas Toner)
Ron Faber ...
Manning
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Psychiatrist
Don Blakely ...
Tate
J.C. Quinn ...
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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More brutal than 'Concrete Jungle'. The ultimate story of life behind bars. See more »

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Enjoyable prison film
30 July 2003 | by (Orpington, England) – See all my reviews

I watched this film, which was on TV recently (in the early hours of the morning - I taped it, naturally!). I agree with the comments made about the ludicrous plot situation re the balloon. If the author (who has served a prison sentence) based this on fact, that's fair enough. But there was more than enough to enjoy apart from that. Particular mention should be made of Mike Kellin ("Red")who gave a very poignant portrayal of a man who's spent the majority of his adult life in prison, and Ron Faber (Manning, the first time offender) whose face told it all at the devastating effect of prison. The swearing was kept to a minimum, which was no bad thing, though offenders tend to use four letter words every other word. Whilst this is not THE prison film, it's certainly worth a viewing.


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