Newly released from jail, career criminal Max Dembo (Dustin Hoffman) earnestly sets out to make a life for himself outside the slammer. Max's struggle for a normal existence is complicated by a woman who's attracted to him, an abusive parole officer, and fellow ex-cons wanting to drag him into their "can't miss" schemes. Gritty take on Edward Bunker's "No Beast So Fierce" co-stars Theresa Russell, Harry Dean Stanton, Gary Busey, M. Emmet Walsh. 114 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.