Straight Time



After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.

  1. Edward Bunker

    Novel, Screenplay

  2. Ulu Grosbard


  3. Alvin Sargent


  4. Jeffrey Boam


  5. Michael Mann


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dustin Hoffman

    Dustin Hoffman

    Max Dembo

  2. Theresa Russell

    Theresa Russell

    Jenny Mercer

  3. Gary Busey

    Gary Busey

    Willy Darin

  4. Harry Dean Stanton

    Harry Dean Stanton

    Jerry Schue

  5. M. Emmet Walsh

    M. Emmet Walsh

    Earl Frank

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Straight Time
Straight Time



Status Released

Release Information

  • March 18, 1978


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 54m

Budget -

Revenue $9,900,000.00

Homepage -



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