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. When he is released again, he assaults the parole officer, steals his car, and returns to a life of crime. —IMDb
Ulu Grosbard (born 9 January 1929) is a Belgian-born, naturalized American theatre and film director and film producer.
Born in Antwerp, Grosbard emigrated to Havana with his family in 1942. In 1948, they moved to the United States, where he earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Chicago. He studied then at the Yale School of Drama for one year before joining the United States Army, and he became a naturalized citizen in 1954.
Grosbard gravitated towards theatre when he relocated to New York City in the early 1960s. After directing The Days and Nights of BeeBee Fenstermaker off-Broadway, he earned his first Broadway credit with The Subject Was Roses, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 1964. That same year he won the Obie Award for Best Direction and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play for an off-Broadway revival of the Arthur Miller play A View from the Bridge, for which Dustin… read more
Stanton is so good and Russell so perturbing. Beautiful ending opening to Education of a Felon. Max Dembo is quite impossible to portray (cause there's no beast so fierce) but Hoffman acts just right.
SO close to being SO good. Like, it is close to "Dog Day Afternoon"/"Reservoir Dogs" good. If the ending was just a little bit different it would be a bonafide crime masterpiece.