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Johnny Thompson
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Red Haines
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Louise
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James Warner
Royce Wallace ...
Mary
Tony Frank
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Pookie
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Casino
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Guard #5
Jerry Biggs ...
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Johnny Brink ...
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Sami Chester ...
Attendant (as Sa'mi Chester)
Jack Gould ...
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Joe Graham ...
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A hardened con (Robert Mitchum) being transferred from a federal penitentiary to a Texas institution to finish a life sentence as a habitual criminal is freed at gunpoint by his niece (Kathleen York). The cop (Wilford Brimley), who was transferring him and has been the con's adversary for over 30 years, vows to catch the twosome. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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16 February 1986 (USA)  »

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La última aventura de Thompson  »

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About half way through the movie, Johnny goes to Pookie's motel room. As he knocks at the door, the microphone is seen. Then as he is in her room and says, "What's the Beef" the microphone is very clearly seen for almost a minute. See more »

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Louise: You know how I got that money this afternoon?
Johnny Thompson: You told me you borrowed it.
Louise: I turned a trick for it.
Johnny Thompson: Well, we sure are covering a lot of ground in this conversation ain't we!
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okay but not even great enough to be a underrated gem
11 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

reviewer rridgwell from u.k. was right on the money, the overhead microphone continuously shown on the scene so obvious and so many times only proved that movie was carelessly produced. and one thing bothered me a lot was: prosecuted for stealing from a post office's safe and indicted for a life sentence? is that so? jailed for 12 years out of state and then transferred to Texas for the rest of his life? are you serious? did you ever hear anything like that, stayed in an out-of-state for 12 years then expatriated to another state to serve as a lifer? this is such a loosely scripted film that r.m. just walked through it without any effort. watchable but not quite interested and all we viewers could walk away and forget about it just like him walking away from the hospital and disappeared without a trace.


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