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Straight Time


Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton View All


Michael Mann (Writer), Jeffrey Boam (Screenplay), Edward Bunker (Screenplay), Alvin Sargent (Screenplay) View All

Release: Mar. 18th, 1978
Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes
After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
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Captain Spaulding
But even if the later scenes of heist-planning and bank-robbing look familiar, there's an extraordinary depth to the characters and their actions, thanks to Hoffman's phenomenal performance and the strength of the script in the first half, that isn't seen in most movies of this type, making Hoffman'....