The Jericho Mile

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Made for TV, this is part gritty prison movie, part equally gritty fairytale (sympathetic killer obsessively runs to Olympic standard). It's generally upbeat without being remotely wimpish or excessively naive: the walls don't simply fall, and the optimism has to seep through a quasi-documentary context of racism and violence. It's really well acted by pros and inmates, crafted to manipulative perfection; and it beats Rocky every which way. See it, be suckered, be entertained.

By: PT

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Michael Mann
Screenwriter: Patrick J Nolan, Michael Mann
Cast: Peter Strauss
Richard Lawson
Roger E Mosley
Brian Dennehy
Geoffrey Lewis
Billy Green Bush
Ed Lauter
Beverly Todd
William Prince
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