Pic of the Day: “Fast-Walking” revisited

Our pic for today revisits the prison drama Fast-Walking (1982), directed by James B. Harris, the man who fired Tim from Paths of Glory (1957). Wasco (Tim McIntire) is attempting to get Bullet (our Tim) in on his new drug-dealing scheme.

Interesting to see Tim, a complete teetotaler, playing a junkie here, while McIntire, playing a man who “never touches the stuff” (he’s only in it for the money), struggled mightily with drugs and alcohol for years. His demons finally killed him at the age of 41, four years after this film was made.

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