Fast-Walking (1982)

R  |   |  Drama  |  17 September 1982 (Denmark)
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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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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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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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Complicated,intriguing intelligent flick with...Kay Lenz
30 April 2003 | by (St.Louis,Mo.USA) – See all my reviews

I will freely admit that my initial interest in this movie came from not from reading the book (there was a book?) but from the prospect of seeing the unbelievably attractive Kay Lenz frequently nude. How has she developed since 1973 and "Breezy"? (Very very well!) Nevertheless, the movie offered much more than that.

James Wood is a prison guard and a hustler looking for money where he can make it, and he isn't fussy about how. So when he finds a way to score 50K by springing a (nice guy) black activist, he wants in. But..there is also a plot to kill the black activist and he finds himself involved in that too. Meanwhile, he gets involved with Kay Lenz,the gorgeous wife of his cousin, the con who is the brains behind the plot to kill the activist. This flick has twists,turns, and a surprising ending that you will NOT figure out 'till the last few minutes.

Darn good movie. And Kay Lenz looks terrific! Why didn't Playboy grab her for a 10-page pictorial?

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