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A corrupt prison guard becomes involved in a plot to murder a black revolutionary serving time in his prison.

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William Galliot
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Evie
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Warden
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A corrupt prison guard becomes involved in a plot to murder a black revolutionary serving time in his prison.

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For the right price, he'll open a jailbird's cage.

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28 January 1983 (Finland)  »

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Due to the indifferent release the film suffered, "Fast-Walking" was not seen outside the US for a couple of years. In some territories, it was re-titled "The Rap", which is the name of the book it is based on. See more »

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Wasco: God, I love it here, in this joint, you know that, Squeeze? I just fucking love it, there's no place like it in the whole damn world. There's nothing you can't do in here, if you got the balls. It's as simple as that, you just believe in yourself. Follow your star. It'll lead you right to opportunity, and here it has again.
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Didn't do the novel justice
2 August 2000 | by (LaGrange, Georgia) – See all my reviews

James Brawley's novel 'The Rap' was a long and beautifully written commentary on a great many things. It captured the atmosphere of its milieu (the 1960's) perfectly.

Although the plot of the novel is held together by the glue of the conspiracy within the prison, the novel itself is filled with a rich cast of colorful, fully developed characters who force the reader think about all those things good novels do--life, death, love, hate, family bonds, freedom, bondage. James Woods is a fine actor, but this poor adaptation of a truly great novel was so thinly drawn that I didn't at first even recognize "Fast Walking" as having come from 'The Rap'. It's a decent little movie, but would have been better had the film makers tried to put more of Brawley's viewpoint, characters and keen observations into it. See the film first, then get a copy of 'The Rap'. If you do it the other way around as I did, you will be disappointed in the movie.


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