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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1982 (Sweden) 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

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 »

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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Complicated,intriguing intelligent flick with...Kay Lenz
30 April 2003 | by Harrington_BobSee 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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