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Fast-Walking (1982)

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

Director:

James B. Harris

Writers:

Ernest Brawley (novel), James B. Harris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Woods ... Fast-Walking
Tim McIntire ... Wasco
Kay Lenz ... Moke
Robert Hooks ... William Galliot
Charles Weldon ... Officer Jackson
M. Emmet Walsh ... Sergeant Sanger
Susan Tyrrell ... Evie
John Friedrich ... Squeeze
Lance LeGault ... Lieutenant Barnes
Timothy Carey ... Bullet
Deborah White ... Elaine Schector
Sandy Ward ... Warden
Sydney Lassick ... Ted
Helen Page Camp Helen Page Camp ... Ted's Wife
K Callan ... Motel Manager
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Storyline

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

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... the man who only let his guard down, once. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1982 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Joint See more »

Filming Locations:

Deer Lodge, Montana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer/Director James B. Harris had wanted to work with composer Lalo Schifrin on his previous film, but the tight budget meant the production couldn't afford the veteran composer. When this film came up, with a bigger budget, Harris immediately hired Schifrin. See more »

Quotes

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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If You Loved the Book, You'll Hate the Movie!
23 October 2007 | by buxSee 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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