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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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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17 September 1982 (Denmark)  »

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The Joint  »

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Writer/Producer/Director James B. Harris was working with famed director Don Siegel on the 1977 Charles Bronson thriller "Telefon", and offered him the script as a directing gig. Siegel declined. 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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Any excuse to get Kay Lenz naked ..........
21 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

James Woods plays his familiar time tested smarmy character as a cocky prison guard who is always playing the angles. Unfortunately this time he is being played. "Fast Walking" is a prison movie that revolves around two plots, one to spring a "Black" activist, and another to kill him. When Woods tries playing both ends against the middle, things don't turn out exactly as planned. The acting in "Fast Walking", especially by Woods is totally acceptable. M. Emmet Walsh is kind of wasted as another corrupt guard, while Kay Lenz is featured,constantly getting undressed. The plot is fine but the movie drags in places, and seems overlong at 115 minutes. - MERK


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