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Straight Time (1978)

Straight Time
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Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman
Max Dembo
Theresa Russell Theresa Russell
Jenny Mercer
Gary Busey Gary Busey
Willy Darin
Harry Dean Stanton Harry Dean Stanton
Jerry Schue
M. Emmet Walsh M. Emmet Walsh
Earl Frank
Rita Taggart Rita Taggart
Carol Schue
Kathy Bates Kathy Bates
Selma Darin
Sandy Baron Sandy Baron

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Alvin Sargent Alvin Sargent
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Description: In this grim little movie, Dustin Hoffman is featured as Max Dembo, an ex-con who finds that going straight is the most difficult job in the world. The early scenes of the film depicting his release from prison graphically convey his lostness and loneliness. His best friend's wife tells him to stay away from her husband. His parole officer (M. Emmet Walsh) throws him back in prison on empty drug charges when he realizes he can't run Max's life. Despite the support of a newfound girlfriend (Theresa Russell), Dembo can't handle the tedious responsibility of the straight world. He returns to crime, enlisting the aid of another thie ... (more)
Release date: 21 April 1978
Tags: Drama (4), 1970s (4), Revenge (3), Factory Worker (3), Crime (3), Jail (3), Humiliation (3), Friendship (3), Bank Robbery (3), Heist (3), Driving (2), Independent Film (2), Based On Novel (2), 1978 (2), Violence (2), Murder (2), On The Run (2), Anger (2), Shotgun (2), Heroin (2)
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