The Jericho Mile 1980

Synopsis:

Rain Murphy is a man sentenced to life in prison, choosing to do his time in near-isolation, and engages in distance running when given the opportunity for free-time. While his form and speed capture the attention of prison officials who believe he could be competitive for the Olympics, Murphy expresses disinterest. But when the one man he has befriended is taken advantage of by political groups within the prison, Murphy decides to pursue the opportunity presented to him in his memory.

Directed by: Michael Mann
Written by: Michael Mann
Release date: 1980-10-31
Runtime: 97 minutes
Tagline: Behind the wall of this prison is a man traning to challenge the Olympic record..
Cast:
Peter Strauss
Peter Strauss
Larry 'Rain' Murphy 
Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
R.C. Stiles 
Roger E. Mosley
Roger E. Mosley
Cotton Crown 
Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
Dr. D 
Geoffrey Lewis
Geoffrey Lewis
Dr. Bill Jankowski 
Billy Green Bush
Billy Green Bush
Warden Earl Gulliver