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

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Fast-Walking
Tim McIntire ...
Wasco
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Moke
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William Galliot
Charles Weldon ...
Officer Jackson
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Sergeant Sanger
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Evie
John Friedrich ...
Squeeze
Lance LeGault ...
Lieutenant Barnes
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Bullet
Deborah White ...
Elaine Schector
Sandy Ward ...
Warden
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Ted
Helen Page Camp ...
Ted's Wife
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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 book the film was based on was showcased many different characters - none of which were the "focus" of the story. Writer/Director James B. Harris originally wrote his first draft of the screenplay around the book, but soon discovered that the character of Frank "Fast-Walking" Minniver was the most interesting and unique and decided to make him the central role. See more »

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Wasco: I'm buying you out.
Bullet: You're what?
Wasco: I'm going to make you a very honorable proposal of a business nature that you're not going to be able to refuse.
Bullet: Oh yeah?
Wasco: God damn, you smell bad, man. Whew. Ahh... Let me run this down to you, Bullet, old baby. Number one, you're a junkie, which means you can't maintain the kind of objectivity that's necessary in an operation like this. Number two, you don't have my organization, my supply, you don't have my connections, frankly see, you're action's weak, small...
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If You Loved the Book, You'll Hate the Movie!
23 October 2007 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

THE RAP, the book this movie was 'based' on was one of the most difficult books I've ever read. Yet I could not put it down. Raunchy, crude, foul, lewd...you name it, it had it. It also had some of the best characterizations of any novel I've ever read.

Well, as for the flick...it was deplorable. I mean, Tim Mcintire as Wasco? Wasco was the baddest mutha...talking 'bout WASCO...Mcintire as Wasco is like casting Tim Conway as Charles Manson.

What happened to the MAIN character in the book? Little Arv. He doesn't even exist in the movie...Fast Walking WAS NOT the main dude in the book. Why even name credit this thing with THE RAP? None of the spirit, atmosphere, nastiness, or drama of the book was captured in this movie.

For me it was not only a disappointment, but a total waste of time and celluloid.


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