I watched this movie this week. It's the only movie I have watched in many months.
I've seen it several times in the past. Really good movie and one of my favorites, but many of the support actors sucked serious ass. Mostly the railroad industry characters or police (bridge scene) where a cop gets out of his car and runs to his mark to deliver his silly line, then skips off like an idiot. Awful acting. Even the guy Roger in the beginning prison scenes had terrible acting execution, especially when the gaurds were kicking his door down, it looked exceptionally campy.
It's like there was an actors strike when the movie was being shot. A lot of people are really high strung and need to bring it down a notch. The old man drinking coffee from the thermos in the pickup truck (switching the tracks) sucked shit too. The whole relay back and forth over the radio in that scene was so obviously phony and fake and the tone of people's voices made it worse. The button on the mic was not even in sinc with the back and forth chatter.
All that criticism, but I still rate the movie highly. The core characters make up for all of the silly acting. My favorite scene is the getting a job, cleaning the table
monologue. Really well done.
They should make a videogame of this movie.