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Release Date: June 19th, 2006

DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2007

R|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
A career criminal, Max Dembo (Dustin Hoffman) is determined to go straight after his latest stint in prison. He takes a mindless job in a cannery, patiently endures the abuse of his pompous parole officer, Earl (M. Emmet Walsh), and begins a romance with a sympathetic girl from the employment office, Jenny (Theresa Russell). But when Earl erroneously busts Jack for drug abuse, the ex-con cracks, assaulting Earl and setting off on a reckless crime spree.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, M. Emmet Walsh, Sandy Baron, Kathy Bates, Edward Bunker

Director: Ulu Grosbard

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: First Artists

Keywords: Tense, Revenge, Underdog, 1970s, Los Angeles, Girlfriend, Gritty