R | | Action, Crime, Drama
Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only to wind up on the lam with John's wife when the deal goes sour.
The producers were lukewarm about casting Nick Nolte at first, instead preferring the more bankable Kris Kristofferson. Director Karel Reisz fought to get Nolte on board, having been impressed by seeing him in action on Rich Man, Poor Man (1976).
What a lot of shit this place is now.
Ray Hicks: Where's the kitchen at the back of the pool tables - what the hell happened to the pool tables?
Alex: You gotta' change with the times.
Ray Hicks: The times are fucked. Why do I gotta' sit around looking at these poor junkies? ...
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