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Straight Time

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Paroled criminal Max Dembo ([[Performer~P94585~Dustin Hoffman~dustinhoffman]]) is compelled to withstand the calculated cruelties of slimy parole officer Earl Frank ([[Performer~P74461~M. Emmet Walsh~memmetwalsh]]). The more Max tries to go straight, the more he is defeated by circumstance or hectored by the sadistic Frank. It becomes clear after a while that neither Max nor his fellow ex-cons will be able to survive looking for legitimate work. Max is too "far gone" as a human being to succeed at...more

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