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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 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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Welcome to the land of opportunity ... prison! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Any excuse to get Kay Lenz naked ..........
21 February 2011 | by merklekranzSee 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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