The Jericho Mile (1979) DVD5
Michael Mann's debut feature is a story about striving for greatness even when there is no chance to succeed. Murphy (Peter Strauss) is a hardened convict serving a sentence for murder. The world of prison is breaking him down day by day, but Murphy finds hope in long distance running. When he's clocked by the prison warden and psychologist one afternoon, they realize Murphy is achieving Olympic-level times.

Murphy has one friend, a black man and cellmate neighbor (Richard Lawson) who runs afoul of the white supremacists led by Dr. D (Brian Dennehy, in one of his earliest roles). A murder takes place, leading to a race riot, and Murphy reluctantly finds himself in the middle of inmate tensions. The prisoners eventually bond, building a race track within the prison, thus giving Murphy a chance to make the Olympic team and run for freedom.

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:36:50 | 3.96 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: Nederlands
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport

Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Peter Strauss, Richard Lawson, Roger E. Mosley, Brian Dennehy, Geoffrey Lewis, Billy Green Bush, Ed Lauter
Country: USA

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