Two hard-boiled career petty officers (Nicholson and Young) are commissioned to transfer a young sailor facing an eight-year sentence for petty theft from one brig to another. In an act of compassion, they attempt to show the prisoner a final good time. Nicholson shines in both the complexity and completeness of his character. Adapted from a Daryl Ponicsan novel.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 104 minutes.
British Acad. 1974: Actor (Nicholson), Screenplay; Cannes 1974: Actor (Nicholson); N.Y. Film Critics 1974: Actor (Nicholson); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1974: Actor (Nicholson).
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