Last night I watched a great movie. "Straight Time" starring Dustin Hoffman. I learned of this movie from an episode of the Word Balloon podcast featuring an interview with writer Ed Brubaker.
Hoffman plays Max Dembo, a just released ex-burglar trying to get back on his feet. Everything looks to be going great until his dimwitted friend played by Gary Busey gets him into trouble. Max loses hope and turns to his former profession.
I don't want to give too much away, so give this movie a spot on your netflix queue.